I recently installed gnome X11 etc onto a previously headless box to allow me to develop easier on it. Gnome and X11 all appear to work as expected, but for some reason emacs won't open in graphic mode. When I run emacs form command line it opens within the terminal, when I try to open it as an application from the gnome GUI nothing happens.
I assume something is still missing/not installed, but I can open other programs like xclock and firefox from the terminal, so I'm pretty sure x11 is configured correctly?
The .emacs.d file is a literal clone of the content of my previous box, where emacs opened as expected, so It's unlikely to be a problem caused by a bad emacs configuration. I'm also using spacemacs, but the spacemacs command is likewise cloned from the old box.
What could be preventing emacs from open as an application?