LiveCode post 3.5 on Linux boxes with no display

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at
Fri Sep 16 05:59:54 EDT 2011

On 15/09/2011 19:09, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Ben Rubinstein wrote:
>> Is there still a way to build a standalone using current LiveCode, that can
>> operate on a Linux box that can only be accessed on the command line?
> I've been able to build standalones that behave well when run from the command
> line provided I launch them with the -ui flag and include a quit command after
> they're done processing. The quit command may not be necessary; I vaguely
> recall having a CGI hang years ago without that, and so I've been adding it
> for all CLI usage ever since.


Thanks for the reply.  Can you confirm that you can make this work on a Linux 
machine with no display manager / window manager (I'm not sure of the correct 

As I mentioned, I can make such standalones with 3.5; but built from 4.6.4, it 
simply hangs on launch even with the -ui flag (without the -ui flag it stops 
immediately with the message "can't open display").

Many thanks,


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