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ub007
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?

ibutho
July 5th, 2008, 09:46 AM
How did you try to run them? Were you logged into an X session?

ub007
July 5th, 2008, 09:52 AM
I've got ubuntu installed on VMWare...
steps i followed: opened terminal
#sudo apt-get install eric
#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...

ZabiGG
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.

Step 1

CRTL-ALT-F1

to switch to the first TTY

Step 2

Log in (enter your user name and password as you would on your graphical login page)

Step 3

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

to shut down your GUI, if you are using KDE, remplace gdm by kdm

Step 4

follow the installation instructions for your application

Step 5

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

(or kdm start, as applies)

Step 6

(type)
exit

Step 7

CTRL-ALT-F7

to switch back to your GUI and log on.


Hope this helps,

Z.

ub007
July 5th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Thanks,will try that out on monday...ctl+alt+f1 doesnt work on vmware....