gdk-pixbuf error

Larry Lawrence larry at
Sun Oct 20 08:10:14 PDT 2002

Kevan Shea wrote:

> This may have already been mentioned (the archive is being indexed so I
> can't search it)
> When compiling gdk-pixbuf it tries to run some kind of test program that
> requires X to be running.  If you're compiling it from a terminal you get:
> creating gdk-pixbuf-scan
> Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
> Scan failed

Here is my opinion, this would be hand holding to put in the book, which we 
like to avoid.  It is not a clear line, but here is why I think this one 
qualifies.  The error message is understandable and it should lead you to 
do exactly what you did.

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