Problem With PoEdit

Victor Subervi victorsubervi at
Mon Dec 17 06:38:25 PST 2007

I've never used X before...grown to love the command line ;) I didn't have X
cranked up...don't even know how to do that. I just entered "poedit" at the
command line and assumed X would kick in. Should I start X? How?

On Dec 14, 2007 3:50 PM, Lowell Gilbert <
freebsd-questions-local at> wrote:

> "Victor Subervi" <victorsubervi at> writes:
> > Hi;
> > I installed poedit from the port on 5.5. I didn't have X11 before, so it
> > took a very_long_time. Once installed, I tried to fire it up:
> > # poedit
> > Error: Unable to initialize gtk, is DISPLAY set properly?
> > What do?
> I don't know the program, but it looks like it only runs inside of X,
> so you need to have X actually running when you start it.  Was this
> the case?  If so, did you check what DISPLAY was set to?

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