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July 5th, 2008, 09:40 AM
I'm trying to install an IDE for python,tried 2 of them -eric and spe.I get the error msg:canot connect to X server
Could anyone tell me whats missing here?
July 5th, 2008, 09:46 AM
How did you try to run them? Were you logged into an X session?
July 5th, 2008, 09:52 AM
I've got ubuntu installed on VMWare...
steps i followed: opened terminal
#sudo apt-get install eric
#eric4 : py cannot connect to X-server
Were you logged into an X session?I'm lost there,the answer would be i do not know...
July 5th, 2008, 04:48 PM
If you are logged into a graphical interface, Gnome, KDE or whatever, that is what is wrong. You will have to install exclusively from a terminal (a tty), and shut down your window manager to be able to perform your installation.
to switch to the first TTY
Log in (enter your user name and password as you would on your graphical login page)
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
to shut down your GUI, if you are using KDE, remplace gdm by kdm
follow the installation instructions for your application
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
(or kdm start, as applies)
to switch back to your GUI and log on.
Hope this helps,
July 5th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Thanks,will try that out on monday...ctl+alt+f1 doesnt work on vmware....
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