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I am new to Unix and am trying to use LaTeX. I am having a problem with xdvi. Every time I try to use it I get the error message: Error: Can't open display:

I have a mac and I have Xcode installed.

Any idea why this might be happening?

Thanks in advance!

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You seem to have connected to a remote system where you're executing xdvi. Set the DISPLAY environment variable. –  devnull Jan 31 '14 at 6:02
I set the DISPLAY variable, but now I'm getting the error message, Error: Can't open display: hostname –  Frank Anthony Jan 31 '14 at 6:11
Fixed it by logging out and then using ssh -Y to get back in –  Frank Anthony Jan 31 '14 at 6:27
Do you have XQuartz installed ? –  Matthieu Riegler Feb 4 '14 at 0:09
How did you install xdvi and how do you run it - also have you installed X11? –  Mark Feb 4 '14 at 0:34

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