I'm getting "(lxterminal:1024): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:" error when trying to run bfgminer on startup in the rc.local.

If I run rc.local it starts fine so seem to be an issue with the startup.

The command i'm using is "lxterminal -e /usr/lib/bfgminer/bfgminer -o stratum+tcp://url:3333 -u username.worker -p password"

Can someone please help me to resolve this?



At the time rc.local runs, the X window system (which supplies $DISPLAY) has not yet started. If possible, replace lxterminal with a shell script that logs to a file.

  • The only thing that appear in the log it "(lxterminal:1024): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:", is there a more in depth log than "exec 2> /tmp/rc.local.log # send stderr from rc.local to a log file exec 1>&2 # send stdout to the same log file set -x # tell sh to display commands before execution" – zzyzx Nov 1 '15 at 23:26
  • I meant "don't use lxterminal". The supporting X window system has Not been started when rc.local runs. – waltinator Nov 2 '15 at 0:45

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