newbie with linux Grass4.1
apcarr at FLASH.LakeheadU.CA
Wed Jul 23 06:16:00 EDT 1997
> I hope this is an appropriate forum for newbie questions, if not could
> you please redirect me?
Have you checked the permissions of your locks directory
($GISBASE/locks, I think) and the contents thereof.
when you type "d.mon x0", what happens? Does a window actually
appear? Is there an error message in the shell?
If there is an error message about locks, then there is a filename
mentioned. Play with that.
If there is an error message about not being able to allocate a
colormap, then you are using a hicolor or truecolor display (16bpp or
24bpp) and you need to get XDRIVER24, which is in the patch file, and
use that in a monitor in $GISBASE/etc/monitorcap.
If there were no messages, then try displaying something without
"g.list rast" will give you a list of raster files - pick one.
"d.rast" will show a raster file. If nothing happens, try
"g.region rast=ARasterFile ; d.erase ; d.rast ARasterFile "
"d.where" will return a point from a mouse click. This will also do
to test the monitor.
If these return error messages about no monitor selected, that's
If you need more help, drop the list another message.
> I've installed grass4.1.5 on a i386 Linux2.0.0 system, and have aquired
> the spearfish data set. When I start grass, everything seems ok. The
> first thing I tried after startup was demo.sh .
> It said I need to call d.mon and setup graphic output. d.mon starts up
> and I type list for available output and I get x0-x6 and CELL, but when
> I select any of these it says I haven't started them up. Do I need to
> play with XDRIVER, or is there some other answer?
> Thanks for the consideration and time,
> Randy Cone
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