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RE: Graphical Satellite Tracking with Linux



I'm not sure if this might be it - I had one of those 'possible epiphany'
moments.  I updated / upgraded my system and, as a matter of habit, I
rebooted. Just as the computer was rebooting, there was planet Earth in all
its glory with AO-10 in orbit. I wanted to say "wait, wait, I didn't mean it
!", but it rebooted and came back. Then I couldn't get planet earth again.
Then it occurred to me as I was driving home that I 'nano'ed' the
corrections to earthtrack.c and then immediately ran ./build and then
./install *while still root*. This may have caused my permission problem.
I'll rebuild and install as user when I get back to the office tomorrow.
However, I could be wrong.  From what I saw, it was quite visually stunning.

73, Jamie
WB4YDL

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf
Of John Magliacane
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:10 PM
To: James C. Hall MD
Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Graphical Satellite Tracking with Linux

Hi Jamie.

> Hi John:
> 
> I modified and rebuilt / installed earthtrack as you outlined above and 
> then went to the xplanet website and made the changes they outlined 
> under KDE 2, but upon invoking earthlink2 (after running predict -s), I 
> get 'Can't open display. Exiting from getDisplay.cpp at line 47.
> 
> I have no clue !
> 
> 73, Jamie
> WB4YDL

This is just a guess, but I took a look at getDisplay.cpp (from xplanet),
and it appears that the error you're seeing is the result of a problem
with the X11 libraries on your system.  (xplanet can't find then when
it is run.)

I would suspect your Linux distribution is broken, or wasn't installed
completely or correctly.

Again, not seeing it I can't tell for sure... it's just a guess...


73, de John, KD2BD


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