Problems with X11 Forwarding
aaron at daltons.ca
Sun Jan 15 09:23:58 PST 2006
I thought this might be the best place to post the question. I am
running FreeBSD5.4-RELEASE. For the sake of argument, let's say I am
trying to get the port editors/fte running on my Windows box via an SSH
tunnel. I am running WindowsXP, cygwin's X11 server, and PUTTY. As far
as I can tell from all my Googling, this should actually be quite simple:
- openssh is setup on FreeBSD with X11Forwarding=yes
- I start the cygwin X-server (XWin -ac -multiwindow)
- Putty is configured to forward X11 sessions
- I connect via Putty
- running '$ fte' from the FreeBSD command line should supposedly open
everything up now on my Windows box, but it does not.
From what I understand, when I connect now via Putty the env variable
DISPLAY should be set. But it is not (which is the error fte gives me
when I try to run it). If I try to manually set the DISPLAY variable (I
tried localhost:0, localhost:0.0, ip:0, ip:0.0) it still doesn't work.
editors/fte is fully installed (with X11libs and all that) but I wonder
if there is more I need installed on the FreeBSD end to make things work.
I really appreciate your time and any assistance you can render.
Aaron Dalton | Super Duper Games
aaron at daltons.ca | http://superdupergames.org
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