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using gedit on Hortonworks Sandbox

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Explorer

'gedit' does not seem to be available on the sandbox, so I installed it using 'yum install gedit'.

But then when I run gedit it says "Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display".

I am using the webclient SSH shell on 127.0.0.1:4200

Any suggestions on how to resolve this? And/or is there another easy-to-use editor already installed (other than vi)?

thanks!

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@David Andreae

gedit doesn't work Sandbox doesn't have a Window Manager like Gnome or KDE. You can follow tutorial from Ali Bajwa to add Gnome and then you can use GEDIT or any IDE you'd like.

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Explorer

thanks Neeraj. Do you have any ideas why the gedit won't run? And is there no other already-installed simple non-vi editor in the sandbox?

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@David Andreae

emacs....you can try that. I found vi is easy to use

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@David Andreae Just played with nano ...Easy to use

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@David Andreae

gedit doesn't work Sandbox doesn't have a Window Manager like Gnome or KDE. You can follow tutorial from Ali Bajwa to add Gnome and then you can use GEDIT or any IDE you'd like.

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Explorer

ah, thanks Artem, that's clarifying.

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