Google Earth Install aborts because no display set - Suse

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  1. Google Earth Install aborts because no display set

    I can't figure this one out. X11 System is configured as far I can tell.
    (Would I be able to use my PC if not?) But I get this message when I try
    to install Google Earth. Not an essential program, but it would be fun to
    play with on a rainy day

    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux
    4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................
    You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
    Google Earth and its installer both require X11.
    Aborting...

    Thanks for any help

    Walt

  2. Re: Google Earth Install aborts because no display set

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    In article <1sGdnVurC_2tk7rVnZ2dnUVZ_oninZ2d@giganews.com>,
    nepo wrote:

    > Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    > Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux
    >

    4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................
    > You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).


    Normally the DISPLAY environment variable should be set when the
    X window server is started, you should investigate why it ain't.

    However, if the X server and X applications are all running on
    the local system, you could try to open one of Konsole, GTerm
    or Xterm; set the DISPLAY manually (‘export DISPLAY=:0.0’ will
    do in most one gfc one mon cases); then start the GE install
    from within the terminal emulator.


    Regards,
    Marcel

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  3. Re: Google Earth Install aborts because no display set

    nepo wrote:
    > I can't figure this one out. X11 System is configured as far I can tell.
    > (Would I be able to use my PC if not?) But I get this message when I try
    > to install Google Earth. Not an essential program, but it would be fun to
    > play with on a rainy day
    >
    > Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    > Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux
    > 4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................
    > You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set).
    > Google Earth and its installer both require X11.
    > Aborting...
    >
    > Thanks for any help
    >
    > Walt


    Are you typing [sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin] without the brackets in a
    terminal window {Konsole} at the desktop directory where you downloaded
    it after becoming su? That's how I always do it and it always worked.

    --
    Claude Hopper

    ☮ ☻ ¥

  4. Re: Google Earth Install aborts because no display set

    On Mon, 12 May 2008 19:24:06 -0400, Claude Hopper ⑪ ⒌ ☺ wrote:

    > nepo wrote:
    >> I can't figure this one out. X11 System is configured as far I can
    >> tell. (Would I be able to use my PC if not?) But I get this message
    >> when I try to install Google Earth. Not an essential program, but it
    >> would be fun to play with on a rainy day
    >>
    >> Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing Google Earth for
    >> GNU/Linux
    >>

    4.2.205.5730...................................... ........................
    >> You don't seem to be running an X server (no DISPLAY set). Google Earth
    >> and its installer both require X11. Aborting...
    >>
    >> Thanks for any help
    >>
    >> Walt

    >
    > Are you typing [sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin] without the brackets in a
    > terminal window {Konsole} at the desktop directory where you downloaded
    > it after becoming su? That's how I always do it and it always worked.


    Well, it is a rainy day so I tried Marcel's suggestion and tried
    installing again. Typed sudo /usr/local/src/GoogleEarthLinux.bin in
    Konsole, and received the same error message, so I decided to try it as
    root and it installed with no problems.

    Thanks for both of your responses.

    Walt

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