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How to run butt on Linux without X-Server

butt is a GUI application by design. That means you can not simply run it on a Linux PC from command line without having a X-server installed. However, with the help of a virtual X-Server you can overcome this limitation.

On a Debian based distribution (Ubuntu/Raspbian) you just need to install xvfb with:

sudo apt install xvfb

After xvfb has been installed you can simply run butt with:

xvfb-run butt

butt will then start as if it was started on a system with real X-server.

You will not have the full control as you have via GUI but you still have some options to control butt via command line.

More about command line options can be found in the manual.