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[Xperia X] Can't launch applications from Terminal [answered]

asked 2018-11-29 21:07:26 +0300

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I can't start applications from command line on my Xperia X running SFOS Jolla 1 and Xperia XA2 Ultra both running work, however. When I open Terminal, and try to run e.g. sailfish-browser I get the following error message:

[C] unknown:0 - Failed to create display (No such file or directory)

I compared the environment between Jolla1 and Xperia X, and found out the difference. On my Xperia X I have the following:


There is no such folder, but /var/run/user/100000 does exist. On my Jolla 1 and Xperia XA2 I logically have the following:


That directory does exist.

When I try to run e.g. XDG_RUNTIME_DIR="/var/run/user/10000" sailfish-browser on my Xperia X, the application starts as expected.

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I have no problem in my Xperia X, and sailfish browser starts from Terminal using 'sailfish-browser'

carmenfdezb ( 2018-12-02 09:22:27 +0300 )edit

Thanks for commenting. I'll keep digging around my device to see what causes it.

Direc ( 2018-12-02 10:58:26 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-12-02 11:19:18 +0300

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I found the issue. I had export XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/var/run/user/0 in my .bashrc file. Removing the line fixed the issue.

Now, if I could only remember why I added the line in the first place...

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Got it. It was a workaround for launching File Manager as root.

Direc ( 2018-12-05 01:07:41 +0300 )edit

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