remote x forwarding through ssh
warrenhead at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 09:34:36 UTC 2007
2007/4/26, Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org>:
> WarrenHead <warrenhead at gmail.com> writes:
> > Hi list,
> > I'm trying to use ssh to forward X from a local FreeBSD server to my
> > ubuntu machine.
> > I'm unable to get X forwarded. (ssh is working)
> > I set these options:
> > ubuntu:
> > /etc/ssh/ssh_config
> > Host *
> > ForwardX11 yes
> > ForwardAgent yes
> > FreeBSD
> > /etc/ssh/sshd_config
> > X11Forwarding yes
> > X11DisplayOffset 10
> > X11UseLocalhost yes
> > UseLogin no
> > I didn't set the $DISPLAY variable, on purpose.
> > After I log into the server and start xterm (for instance) I get this
> > message: DISPLAY is not set.
> > SSH should do that for me but I guess it doesn't.
> > I don't know why.
> > I logged into FreeBSD with these commands:
> > ssh -v freebsd
> > ssh -v -X freebsd
> > ssh -v -X -A freebsd
> Did the (verbose) output from those commands mention X11?
> > What could be the cause? Client or server?
> My guess would be server, although Ubuntu could always be doing
> something weird.
Hi list, I managed to get a few different machines under my hands and it
seems it is my Ubuntu machine which refuses to 'find' the $DISPLAY variable.
Of course I don't have a clue as to why, but I'm going to take that to the
Thanks for your time!
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