Linux GRASS with X

martijn at martijn at
Thu Jul 7 06:11:24 EDT 1994

Hi Mike,
	I think all you have to do is check the TERM variable, which is 
set to vt100, and change it to xterm. Put a line to that effect in your 
.grassrc file.

P. Martijn van Leusen
Institute of Prehistory, University of Amsterdam   martijn at

On 6 Jul 1994, Mike McBain wrote:

> Thanks to help from people on this group, I have the linux binaries for GRASS
> running on my machine. However, I have one or two problems with setup.
> I am running X. In the xterm window, I type `grass4.1'. GRASS picks up
> vt100 as the term type and exits. I would have hoped that GRASS would
> leap into an appropriate graphics window. Can anyone suggest which files
> I need to change to get this to happen. Please bear in mind that I
> haven't used GRASS yet. I have that peculiar affliction that I have
> to use something before I truly understand it.
> ---
> Mike McBain                                 Faculty of Business & Economics
> mjm at                  Monash University - Caulfield
> +61 3 903 2646                              Australia    3145

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