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I am running ubuntu server (no gui).

I am trying to run Chromium and somehow view the gui using another tool (vnc?)

When I try to run chromium-browser I get this error:

(chromium-browser:3869): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

I think I might have to set the DISPLAY environment variable.

I really don't know how to do this at all. Help!

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Use ssh -X server.some.where and you get $DISPLAY.

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If you use ssh to log in to the server, use the option -X for X11 forwarding. Otherwise, there was some issue with launching Chrome as root. You can see it here

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