How do we setup pgadmin3 to run via the console and not via X windows?

If I run pgadmin,  the error message is:

Error: Unable to initialize gtk, is DISPLAY set properly?


I think this means its expecting to run via X Windows, which is not running.


Currently the display is set to:




How do we setup pgadmin3 to run via the console and not via X windows?

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earth man2Commented:
use psql command line client program ?
Hugh FraserConsultantCommented:
pgadmin has a graphical display that requires X Windows. if you're not willing to run X on the database server, run pgadmin from another computer that is running X and redirect the display.
shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
I have another server with X. How do I run it from another CentOS 5.1 machine? How do I redirect the display?

SO I take it there is no psql command line client program ?
Hugh FraserConsultantCommented:
It's standard X display stuff. On the "X" host (I'mm call it, allow inbound X connections from the DB host (I'll call it by typing:

xhost +

Telnet/ssh to and export the DISPLAY variable to point to


Then run pgadmin.

BTW, the command line command is psql as earthman2 stated.

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