Linux unable to start a window manager
#1
hi Smile

Im running Xubuntu 14.04 and Kodi Helix RC3 on a AMD E350
im on kernel 3.16.7

Im having a problem with launching a browser from kodi
i have a script where i try to start a windowmanager (xfwm4) first
but it fails to start.. i get this error: Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:0
i tried to export DISPLAY="0" doesn't help (and display 1 & 0.0)
i tried to install openbox and use that.. but same
tried to use --replace tag still no go


#!/bin/bash
xfwm4 &
/usr/bin/google-chrome
kill %1


It's the exact same script i used to run on gotham but now it fails..

any help is deeply appreciated Smile
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#2
DISPLAY=:0

If you run it from the xbmc session, it won't work. Start xbmc from the desktop and it will.
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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#3
i just found out that i don't need to start a window manager.. seems like there's already one in kodi?
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#4
no, not the kind that you want to start chrome. But if you run xubuntu and start kodi from the desktop, you obviously already have a WM.
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