Need Help with GRASS

Michael Shapiro shapiro at
Wed Aug 4 21:46:50 EDT 1993

In <9307271645.AA03693 at> rmd at (Rumi Dubash) writes:

>  I am absolutely new to GRASS and the first thing that I have tried is to
>get the compilation done. Now when I try to run it with the grass4.1 script
>I get into GRASS. After setting the location and mapset, I tried to bring up
>an application  at which point it suggested that I need a graphics monitor
>and that it could be started up with d.mon. On starting up d.mon and using
>option 1 (start a graphics monitor) it asks for a name and that I could use
>the list command to find the names. This of course returns a null list.
>What am I doing wrong?
>  Also all of this seems to be a tty based version. Isn't there a X-windows
>based interface to all of this? Did I compile it incorrect for it not to
>bring up an X-window based interface?
>  I'd really appreciate any help (in the meantime I will be RTFMing)

You probably need to edit etc/monitorcap - the file that tell d.mon
what graphcis drivers it can start.
Michael Shapiro               shapiro at
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