VNC and Gnome Nautilus

Michael Ossmann michael.ossmann "at"
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 17:30:43 +0000

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 11:03:12AM -0800, Roger Williams wrote:
> Mike, I couldn't make this do anything for me, but I did find that
> though Nautilus didn't show in the VNC window (display :1) it did show
> up on the console (ie. display :0). Now I need to see how to get it to
> show up on the VNC display :x, whatever that happens to be. Every
> other program I have tried seem to know what display they should run
> on.

You _should_ be able to force nautilus to display on :1 with:

  nautilus --display :1

The other applications which automatically choose the right display are
probably checking the DISPLAY environment variable which you can check

  echo $DISPLAY

Nautilus might be ignoring this for some reason, but I don't know why.

Mike Ossmann, Tarantella/UNIX Engineer/Instructor
Alternative Technology, Inc.
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