Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#446 closed help (fixed)

problem invoking umui

Reported by: mtjb25 Owned by: um_support
Component: UMUI Keywords: umui, puma
Cc: Platform:
UM Version:



I received the following message when I tried to invoke umui,

is this a problem with the setup of my local machine?

Thank you

mtjb25@puma:~> umui
Application initialization failed: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable
Error in startup script: invalid command name "option"

while executing

"option add *foreground $colours(enabled_fg)"

(procedure "entry_appearance" line 19)
invoked from within


(file "/home/umui/umui/ghui2.0/tcl/entry.tcl" line 51)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by ros

  • UM Version <select version> deleted

Hi Michaela,

What ssh command are you using to login to PUMA? I suspect you don't have X11 forwarding set up. Could you try logging in to PUMA using:

ssh -Y


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by lois

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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