'claws-mail' re-installed, now runs

dushanm at spinn.net dushanm at spinn.net
Mon Aug 30 23:56:01 PDT 2010

Ryan Schmidt writes: 

> On Aug 30, 2010, at 17:53, dushanm at spinn.net wrote: 
>> At the moment, tho, I'm stuck because when I try to start 'claws-mail',
>> instead of it starting I get the Terminal message 
>> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
>> Xlib: No protocol specified 
>> (claws-mail:72561): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0 
>> My '~/.profile' already has 
>> # To run X11 apps, we need:
>> export DISPLAY=:0.0
> I don't recall what version of Mac OS X you have, but if it's Leopard or newer, you probably want to remove this "export DISPLAY=:0.0" line from your ~/.profile. Mac OS X Leopard and newer include an auto-start X11 mechanism that sets DISPLAY to the appropriate value for you automatically; you're disabling that mechanism by setting DISPLAY yourself.

Aha!  Thank you, Ryan.  You're right, I do have Snow Leopard, so your 
explanation applies.  I'll comment out the offending line. 

 - Dushan

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