"cannot open display"

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Sat Sep 9 15:12:00 GMT 2006

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According to Ogogon !!! on 9/9/2006 4:24 AM:
> Good afternoon, colleagues!
> I have established CygWin to compile under Windows the program developed
> in gcc. At compilation of console applications - all OK. All
> applications, even rather complex, are started and work without remarks.
> However, any attempt to create the program with GTK+, leads to that at
> their start there is a message "Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:".
> At distribution kit CygWin there is a program gtk-demo.exe. Obviously,
> it it is guaranteed it is compiled without mistakes. It is not started
> and also writes "Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:".

Then it is probably an X problem, and you asked the wrong list.  Try
cygwin-xfree; redirecting accordingly.

> My OS - WindowsXP Pro (Rus). What do I do incorrectly?

Probably forgot to set up X.  And also didn't follow these directions:
> Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html

Including the output of 'cygcheck -svr' as a text attachment would have
told us what the real problem was.

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