window managers don't work over ssh

Vulpes Velox v.velox at
Wed Jan 19 16:02:48 PST 2005

On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 23:43:27 +0000
Xian <ian at> 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
> 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.

Not sure of what it would be, but the freebsd x11 mailing list would
probally be useful. Also trying a xorg specific list may be useful.

Best of luck.

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