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Old 06-02-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Can't get X forwarding working with SSH.


I've used sshd on a number of different operating systems, but only with Fedora have I had an X forwarding issues. I've configured the sshd_config file to allow for X forwarding. Whenever I try to run a graphical program on my Fedora server, it either just doesn't work or it says something like "could not initialize the graphical user interface".

I've looked at everything in the sshd_config file, and I can't seem to find the problem.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-02-2006, 05:14 PM   #2
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How are you connecting? Command line or gui app?
In command line I use the -Y to enable X over the ssh session.
ssh -Y username@IP_address

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Old 06-03-2006, 12:36 PM   #3
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I always use the CLI. For the command, I've always used -X on everything to enable X. I tried using -Y and I get the same result I did with -X.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 02:01 PM   #4
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:09 PM   #5
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What is the output of "echo $DISPLAY" on your local computer? What is the output of "echo $DISPLAY" on the remote computer when you log in through SSH? Does your problem occur with only some programs, or all X programs?
 
Old 06-04-2006, 05:17 PM   #6
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On both the local and the remote machine echo $DISPLAY shows: localhost:10.0

I've had this issue with every X program I've tried.

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Old 06-05-2006, 08:30 PM   #7
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I don't pretend to know anything about this, but is it possible it has to do with xauth?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 07:37 PM   #8
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:42 AM   #9
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Don't have a solution to your problem, but I just ssh'd into my FC5 box from SuSE 10.1 with X forwarding and ran a couple apps (tvtime blew up BTW... was worth a try, lol.) So it works for me. I have firewall and selinux disabled though, if that makes any difference.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:27 PM   #10
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Well, I just took this to fedoraforum.org. No luck yet, but it's a new thread.

http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=112826

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 05:34 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I've configured the sshd_config file to allow for X forwarding.
Well, if it seems to be working for everyone else (even with firewall and selinux enabled) then it's likely something you did to the sshd_config file, IMHO. I didn't have to do anything to it for X forwarding to work.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 10:06 PM   #12
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Well, the first time I tried to get X working, I was using the original configuration. By saying I configured it to allow X forwarding, I really meant that the config file said X forwarding was enabled.
 
Old 06-13-2006, 03:08 PM   #13
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OK, I'm bumping this. I really can not find a solution.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 03:01 PM   #14
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:39 PM   #15
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Try freenx i use it to access my linux box when a gui is needed. if i only need a console then i just use ssh that way.
 
  


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