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Old 05-14-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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Question can't export my display to another systems

I am running Gentoo Linux in my Dell box (kde 3.2) When I try to export my DISPLAY to another system it says:

$export DISPLAY="my_ip_address:0.0"
Error: Can't open display: my_ip_address:0.0

I added this host with xhost +remote_host

I deleted the no_listen tcp from my Xservers file.

Any ideas why I can't export my display to another system.


Old 05-14-2004, 04:25 PM   #2
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Are you doing this from a remote system?

For clarity, lets say the box that you want to export X from is named A and the one you want it to go to is named B.

You cant do
$export DISPLAY="my_ip_address:0.0"
on A and expect X to magically appear on B. There has to be an X server listening on B.

If B = Windows, you can use Exceed or any of a hundred others. If B = Linux, you can just SSH to A and run xclock & and it will appear on the desktop of B.


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