How to use X without installing X?

albi albi at
Thu Jan 13 11:15:14 PST 2005

Richard Morse wrote:

> Apparently, in order to run the installer for 9i, it needs X.  But, I 
> figure it shouldn't need all of X, because I intend to connect via `ssh 
> -X` from a different computer which is running X to actualy do the 
> display.  However, even once I've installed 'x11/xorg-libraries', when I 
> `ssh -X` to the box $DISPLAY is not set.

did you enable X-forwarding in the sshd-config ? afaik indeed only the 
X-libraries are needed to make remote X over ssh work

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