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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.