window managers don't work over ssh
ian at codepad.net
Tue Jan 18 02:19:58 PST 2005
On Tuesday 18 January 2005 01:17, cpghost at cordula.ws wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:43:27PM +0000, Xian wrote:
> > I cant seem to make any window manager work over ssh, but they all work
> > locally. I am using Xorg now, and i didn't have this problem with
> > XFree86.
> > I start X with just xterm for testing:
> > startx /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm
> > and then type
> > ssh -CXf my.home.machine twm
> Hello Xian,
> sometimes using -Y instead of -X solves a lot of X11 forwarding
> problems. Not sure if it would solve your problem, but did you try this?
> > in the xterm and it tells me it cant find any unmanaged screens.
> > Ive no idea whats doing wrong because other X apps work over ssh and
> > window managers work locally.
> > Any help much appreciated.
> > --
> > /Xian
> Good luck,
-Y does work on my main machine to test it
startx /usr/bin/ssh -Y anothe.machine twm -- :1
I will mostly be using this from college as I take a FreeSBIE CD with me and
us that instead of whatever M$ windowz happens to be on the machine. I'll
have a good look into what -Y really dose today.
"A snooze button is a poor substitute for no alarm clock at all"
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