xterm: DISPLAY is not set

Discussion in 'Technical' started by jtwcarboy, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. jtwcarboy

    jtwcarboy New Member


    I am running fedora 9 and then SSH to it from my windows vista machine using putty. I try to run xterm as me and not root and it says
    xterm: DISPLAY is not set

    I am doing this while i am also logged into the machine directly.

    I couldnt find an answer to this issue that fixed my issue so im posting here.
    Please advise me. Im new at this. I just want to be able to connect to this machine via putty and xterm to pull up my desktop. Or if im not understanding this at all let me know.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

  3. jtwcarboy

    jtwcarboy New Member

    Response to falko

    Actually i was having some problems getting VNC to work so i installed nx and it is working great remotely connecting from windows with no problems. Thank you for the suggestion.

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