SOLVED! Pidgin ignores DISPLAY variable.

Richard Laager rlaager at
Mon Jan 26 07:26:26 EST 2009

On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 12:32 +0100, Rogier Wolff wrote:
> So now I'm setting the display variable to :0.0 and I'm running
> purple-remote on the machine that I want to control. What else do I
> need to set to be able to control the pidgin on the local machine?

You probably need at least DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS set. That said, if
you're manually setting the display variable, it sounds like you're
trying to do something overly complicated for an initial test. Try from
a terminal run from the same X session as Pidgin.

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