How to use X without installing X?

Heinrich Rebehn rebehn at
Thu Jan 13 23:39:08 PST 2005

albi wrote:
> 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
For X-forwarding to work, you need to have /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth on your 
server. That is, you have to install xorg-clients too.


Heinrich Rebehn

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