X11 forwarding through SSH: Can't open display
the.sk89q at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 07:52:41 PST 2009
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 6:32 AM, Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com> wrote:
> In response to sk89q <the.sk89q at gmail.com>:
>> I meant sshd_config.
> Do you have the xauth package installed on the remote server? You don't
> need a full X install, but X11 forwarding won't work without xauth
Yes, I do (at least to my knowledge), but xauth is located at
"/usr/local/bin/xauth". sshd wasn't able to find xauth, so I made a
hard link at "/usr/X11/bin/xauth" to "/usr/local/bin/xauth". That
fixed a can't-find-xauth error, and that's where I am now.
>> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:02 PM, Peter Boosten <peter at boosten.org> wrote:
>> > sk89q wrote:
>> >> Hello,
>> >> I am using FreeBSD 6.2 and I have been trying to get X11 forwarding
>> >> through SSH to work. I've gotten to the point where the environment
>> >> variable "DISPLAY" is set, but I get a "Can't open display" error when
>> >> I attempt to run an X application. The remote server in question does
>> >> not have an X server install.
>> >> In /etc/ssh/ssh_config, I have the following lines:
>> >> X11Forwarding yes
>> >> AllowTcpForwarding yes
>> >> UseLogin no
>> > Have a look at /etc/ssh/sshd_config of the remote server and restart
>> > sshd after modification.
>> > Peter
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