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How to install Pycharm on a Linode

Avatar Linode 1 week ago

When trying to install Pycharm [1] I received the following error:

Startup Error: Unable to detect graphics environment

Is it possible for a graphical IDE to work on a Linode?

[1] https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/

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Avatar dsmith 1 week ago Linode Staff

Hi,

If you plan to run a graphical IDE then you'll need to install an X Window system such as Xorg. You can read more about Xorg here:

  • https://wiki.debian.org/Xorg

We also have a guide on running graphical software using X-Forwarding. First, you'll need to install xauth on your Linode with:

sudo apt-get install xauth

Then, install the client on your operating system of choice:

  • https://linode.com/docs/applications/remote-desktop/running-graphic-software-xforwarding-debian/#install-x11-on-the-client

Here is the full guide on X-Forwarding:

  • https://linode.com/docs/applications/remote-desktop/running-graphic-software-xforwarding-debian/

Hi,

Alternatively, you can just run your IDE locally and connect it to a remote server:

create a remote server configuration

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