: _X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: can't connect: errno = 111
: what does this mean? can anyone tell me? i'm reaching desperation.
the X-server aint runnin.
when you start an X-application, it sends its output to the X-server.
if you do already see that X is active on your screen and you have not
modified the DISPLAY variable, then this error should not happen.
but more likely, you are telneting to a different host and have for-
gotten to set the DISPLAY variable on the target host to point to
your server correctly.
e.g. you are on host "a.b.mit.edu" and you are telneting to host "u.v.mit.edu"
a.b.mit.edu: telnet u.v.mit.edu
then, on host "u.v.mit.edu" you'd have to write something like
"export DISPLAY=a.b.mit.edu:0" or "setenv DISPLAY a.b.mit.edu:0", depending
on your shell. also, on host a.b.mit.edu, you'd have to allow u.v. to
send its output there, and you do this by typing "xhost + u.v.mit.edu".
(someone please explain how MIT-Magic-cookies work here :-)
if you dont set your DISPLAY variable, the X-applications on the remote
host will try to send their output to the local X-server of the remote host,
and since this is a server, its unlikely that there is a X-server running
(which, in fact, is so, and is what the message "can't connect" means)
and its even more likely that you would be allowed to send your X-output
to the remote host's X-server.