open a shell prompt froma python program

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid
Thu Oct 30 17:22:05 CET 2008

On 2008-10-30, Derek Martin <code at> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 03:53:52AM -0700, gaurav kashyap wrote:
>> HI,
>> I am getting the following error:
>> konsole: cannot connect to X server
>> do i need to install the related files.
> Maybe, but given that error message, probably not.
> You would do yourself a great favor by providing a lot more detail
> about what you are trying to do...  On a Unix/Linux system, unlike
> Windows, there is no one single "shell prompt window" -- there are
> lots of them.

There are both lots of "shell prompt windows" (which, I assume
means terminal emulators), and lots of shells and other
programs you can run in such a window.

> They all need the X Window System (a suite of software which
> provides a GUI interface to Unix systems -- it's not "built
> in" like it is in Windows).  X works as a client-server model,
> and you need to make sure X authentication is handled
> properly.  Depending on what you are doing, this can be either
> very easy, or very complicated.

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