[GRASSLIST:3269] Re: {Spam?} Re: tcltkgrass&

drew einhorn drew at technteach.com
Sat Apr 24 15:50:54 EDT 2004

Sounds more like an X permission or configuration problem.
I'm not familiar with all of the quirks of running grass,
or other X applications under Cygwin on a XP box.

You might try typing "xhost +local" at a command prompt,
trying again, this will get you around some X permission

Another thing to try is running grass from a priviliged
(Admin) account.  This is not recommended from a security
standpoint, but if it works then it's a definite indication
that is a problem with insufficient XP permission problems.

I cced this back to the list because you will probably need
someone with XP and grass expertise to sort it all out.

On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 13:15, Mike Francis wrote:
> Hi drew,
> Thanks for the reply.
> I am running an up-to-date XP Pro box, and I've downloaded all the
> components of Cygwin. The version of GRASS I've installed is 5.0.3 i686
> cygwin. The error message is generated after grass5 seems to load OK then I
> type in . tcltkgrass5. The "Error in startup script" box then pops up with
> "/usr/XIIR6/bin/xwininfo: unable to open display".
> Hope this makes sense to you.
> Mike
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "drew einhorn" <drew at technteach.com>
> To: "Mike Francis" <Mike at mikhul1.f2s.com>
> Cc: <GRASSLIST at baylor.edu>
> Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 1:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [GRASSLIST:3266] tcltkgrass&
> > Hi,
> >
> > I had a similar problem.  In my situation tk was not installed on
> > my computer.  You may be missing tk, or some other required
> > software component on your computer.  Telling us what the start-up
> > script error is will probably help.
> >
> > To help you install the missing component you will have to tell us
> > what operating system/distribution/version you are using.  The way you
> > manage the installed software varies a lot depending on your
> > platform.
> >
> > On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 06:16, Mike Francis wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > As a newbie I'm trying to find my way through the install and first
> > > run of Grass5. I have arrived at the prompt 'tcltkgrass&' and this
> > > generates a start-up script error. Could someone tell me how to get
> > > the graphical user interface working?
> > > Many thanks for your time.
> > > Mike
> > -- 
> > drew einhorn <drew at technteach.com>
> > Technology and Teaching
> >
> >
drew einhorn <drew at technteach.com>
Technology and Teaching

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