frebsd jails advice

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Tue Dec 11 14:45:52 UTC 2018

On 12/11/18 3:23 PM, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:

> When I asked about this on this list I recall
> being told that jails simply do not support X-windowing as a client.

Don't know about gvim, but I'm sure this is completely wrong in general, 
as I'm doing this right now (and have been regularly doing it for some 
years). I run xterm, emacs, gnuplot, ...

Do you have xauth installed in the jail?
Does it work with "ssh -Y"?
Anything in the logs?
What about ssh_config and sshd_config?

Is your jail local? I'm talking about jails on remote systems (as the OP 
did). Perhaps it's a limitation of *local* jails? I admin I never tried 


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