Java GUI deployment on Unix / Linux

Discussion in 'Java' started by Delali Dzirasa, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. I am just about finished with my first java application, and am in the
    process of testing the deployment on a windows box as well as a UNIX box. I
    have research / have created an executable jar file and attempted to execute
    it in a UNIX environment and got the error below..I created the application
    in JBuilder 8 I need to add a specific library to run this GUI?

    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.InternalError: Can't connect to X11

    server using ':0.0' as the value of the DISPLAY variable.

    at sun.awt.X11GraphicsEnvironment.initDisplay(Native Method)

    at sun.awt.X11GraphicsEnvironment.<clinit>(


    at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)

    at java.lang.Class.forName(

    at java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment.getLocalGraphicsEnvironment(GraphicsEnvi

    at java.awt.Window.init(

    at java.awt.Window.<init>(

    at java.awt.Frame.<init>(

    at java.awt.Frame.<init>(

    at javax.swing.JFrame.<init>(

    at apl.Frame1.<init>(

    at apl.EngineeringDump.main(


    83 //Main method

    84 public static void main(String[] args) {

    85 // Data data1 = new Data();

    86 Frame1 frame = new Frame1();


    88 try {


    90 //; FillFrame(frame);


    92 UIManager.setLookAndFeel(UIManager.getSystemLookAndFeelClassName());

    93 }

    94 catch(Exception e) {

    95 e.printStackTrace();

    96 }



    99 EngineeringDump egd = new EngineeringDump();


    101 // = new DataManager();

    102 // frame.FlowDataToGUI(data1);

    103 // frame.FlowDataToGUI(data1);

    104 }

    apl.Frame file:

    165 public Frame1() {


    167 enableEvents(AWTEvent.WINDOW_EVENT_MASK);

    168 try {

    169 jbInit();

    170 }

    171 catch(Exception e) {

    172 e.printStackTrace();

    173 }

    174 }

    Thanks, any assistance is greately appreciated!

    Delali Dzirasa, Nov 12, 2003
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  2. Delali Dzirasa

    Sudsy Guest

    It's telling you that it can't connect to the X server. There are a
    couple of likely causes:
    - you don't have X running (use command xinit or startx from the
    command line)
    - the X server is running under a different user id; solution here
    is to allow connections using xhost +
    Sudsy, Nov 12, 2003
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  3. Delali Dzirasa

    nos Guest

    you might also need to set the DISPLAY environment variable
    nos, Nov 12, 2003
  4. Delali Dzirasa

    Brad BARCLAY Guest

    No, you just have to verify that your DISPLAY environment variable is
    set correctly, and that you're indeed running an X11 server on the
    system. If you're running the application as a different user or on a
    different host, you may need to use the xhost command to ensure that
    host/user has permission to write to your display.

    If you have to, check with your system administrator. This isn't a
    Java issue -- it's an issue with X server accessibility. HTH!

    Brad BARCLAY
    Brad BARCLAY, Nov 12, 2003
  5. I find it mush easier to ssh to the server and enable X tunneling. That
    sets up all the display stuff for you. Like this:

    ssh -X [email protected]

    Mind you, you still need an X server running on your PC, which is a bit
    tricky under windoze.

    Steve Horsley, Nov 12, 2003
  6. Delali Dzirasa

    Nigel Wade Guest

    xhost + is a dangerous solution as it completely disables the limited
    security which X provides (unless you are on a single-user system not
    connected to any type of network when network security is irrelevent).
    It's ok for a quick-and-dirty test to see if it cures the problem, but
    security should be enabled again immediately after the test.
    Nigel Wade, Nov 13, 2003
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