Bug 432439 - Problems with DISPLAY variable
Problems with DISPLAY variable
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-services (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
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Reported: 2008-02-11 19:57 EST by Matthias Epple
Modified: 2008-12-03 05:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-03 05:06:35 EST
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Description Matthias Epple 2008-02-11 19:57:29 EST
Description of problem:
I'm using vnc to connect to a CentOS 5.1 system. So basically RedHat Enterprise 
Linux 5.
When I do that, the display variable is set to "localhost.localdomain:1.0".
If it is like that, I cannot open the Service Configuration Tool.
My workaround is that I reset the display variable to ":1.0" in the
DISPLAY=`echo $DISPLAY | grep -o :.*`
export DISPLAY

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How reproducible:
Set DISPLAY variable to "localhost.localdomain:0.0" and run command in shell

Steps to Reproduce:
1. DISPLAY=localhost.localdomain:0.0
2. export DISPLAY
3. system-config-services
Actual results:
Window doesn't appear

Expected results:
Window appears

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Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2008-02-12 04:42:15 EST
Is system-config-services the only tool with this issue? Please check, whether
e.g. system-config-date and system-config-network exhibit the same problem or not.
Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2008-12-03 05:06:35 EST
Closing due to inactivity.

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