cannot open gnome-terminal

June 2, 2019 418 views
Initial Server Setup Getting Started Ubuntu 18.04

I installed gnome-terminal via apt-get, its needed by my project

When I type gnome-terminal to open it, it sends an error:
Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused
# Failed to parse arguments: Cannot open display:

What can I do?

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1 Answer

You should be able to sort the issue by running:

export DISPLAY=:0.0

before invoking the program itself.

Let me know how it goes.


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