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Re: [gNewSense-users] echo $display empty

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] echo $display empty
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 10:18:48 +0930

On Tue, 26 May 2009 16:47:43 -0500
Luis Alberto <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi!,
> I set up gNewSense, without GI, just terminal.
> First i just removed GNOME and later a bunch of graphical stuff.
> To turn off the screen (with the lid open) i usually used:
> xset dpms force off
> but this time after it ran out of battery (is a laptop), when i
> wanted to turn of, it couldn't find the screen,
> xset:  unable to open display ""

Is this from a console or inside your X session? if its a console you
may need to `export DISPLAY=:0.0` (or similar).

> and
> ~$ echo $display
> can't get it too?

Because you need upercase.

10:08:48 address@hidden:~$ echo $DISPLAY
10:08:54 address@hidden:~$ echo $display

10:08:57 address@hidden:~$ 

> Could it be a package that i removed, or some kind of
> misconfiguration. Thanks in advance.
> PS.
> xserver-xorg & xserver-xorg-core & x11-xserver-utils & libxcb-dpms0
> are currently installed (related to X)

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian user / gNewSense contributor
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