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fish kake Feb 16, 2004, 02:58pm EST Report Abuse
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?

Thanks peeps :)!

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eric alfaro Mar 10, 2004, 06:49pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: DISPLAY environment variable

viren p Sep 17, 2007, 04:52am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: DISPLAY environment variable

After carrying above shown activity still it gives same error while configuring 7.0.2 on rhel 5

Samuel Franzmann Sep 14, 2010, 05:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: DISPLAY environment variable
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.

Try this, I hope it works.

Ross Mayo Feb 21, 2011, 09:25pm EST Report Abuse
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