Error: Unable to initialize GTK+

Hi everyone,

I am working through the Elixir tutorial and try to spin up the the observer in iex:

$ iex -S mix
iex> :observer.start

and I get the following error message:

Error: Unable to initialize GTK+, is DISPLAY set properly?

I am working on a Cloud9 instance and GTK 2 and 3 seem to be installed. Any ideas how I could fix this?

Thanks in advance!

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What distribution is c9 running on? Are you connecting through SSH or do you have an X-Session available? How did you install Erlang and elixir? How did you install wx-Widgets and GTK?