Hi guys! The Linux ultra-beginner is back, thanks for your help with the |more and shift-PgUp things, but I have another...
When I try to run certain things (my current example being the Lotus Domino 6.5 Server Setup program) I get told that I need to "edit your shell's DISPLAY environment variable to reflect an unlocked terminal that you would like to launch the [in this case] Domino Setup Program on."
What does this mean? I'm running in console mode, and I don't want to run the GUI unless its unavoidable, I'd rather work in text mode. Does this message mean that I have to load Gnome or KDE first?
Running the setup locally on the server is slightly different than running the
server remotely. The difference lies in the steps necessary to start the setup
program. But once setup is running, the process is identical to the remote setup.
1. Log in as root to the graphical desktop environment of your choice. Most
people use KDE or Gnome. Then add your server to the access control list of
xhost. This will give permission to your server to send a display to your
2. Switch to the user account for Domino and set the DISPLAY environment
variable to your local screen.
su - <Domino user>
3. Make sure that you are located in the data directory and launch the server:
4. The server will detect that the notes.ini is new and so will launch the Java
Server Setup program. Click Next to continue.
If you need to re-run the setup from scratch, you can remove all lines from the
notes.ini after the CleanupScriptPath= line.
This, of course, means you’ll lose all previously configured information and
customized notes.ini settings.
I know this is an old post but I just ran into the same issue installing Domino 8.5.1 on RHEL 5 installed on a laptop. (not ideal, I know)
When I log in as user that I set up during Domino install (johnnytest) as opposed to root, I did not have that issue. The user for Domino must be created on your system by root prior to install and be part of a group that would be for Domino administration. This user should not be root.
I'm using the username (notes) I used to install Domino 8.5 in RHEL 5 through vmware.
When I get inside the directory cd '/local/notesdata' and start the domino server setup program '/opt/ibm/lotus/bin/server'
I got an error:
“Please edit your shell's DISPLAY environment variable to
reflect an unlocked terminal that you would like to launch
the Domino Setup Program on.”
I already did all the steps mentioned above the post and also tried
su to root and run the command /usr/X11R6/bin/xhost this sets security to let the machine export the display on it's own screen
then as the “notes” user run...