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2792010 - SWPM: "The GUI could not be started because the environment variable DISPLAY is not set"

Symptom

When trying to start the Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM), the following error can be seen in command prompt:

The GUI could not be started because the environment variable DISPLAY is not set. Please make sure that this variable is defined correctly or start the GUI on another host
(for details please consult the installation guide)

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Environment

  • Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM) version with SDTServer GUI < SP22
  • All SAP systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0# AS ABAP, AS Java, or AS ABAP+Java Systems

Product

SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0

Keywords

SWPM SP22, SDTServer GUI, Web Browser based GUI , KBA , BC-INS-UNX , Installation Unix , Problem

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