SOLVED! Pidgin ignores DISPLAY variable.

Rogier Wolff R.E.Wolff at
Mon Jan 26 06:32:21 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:27:34PM +0100, Rogier Wolff wrote:
> (I'm not interested in "quit": killall pidgin would work just as
> good. this is the simplest command that I could find, giving me the
> least amount of possibilities to screw up....)
> I'm sorry, but I'm not able to find a .service file on the system
> that works, so where should "im.pidgin.purple.PurpleService" be
> provided?

I've just restarted pidgin from a window that I opened here from work.
Now it works here, but it doesn't work from home. 

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?


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