XServer: xauth: (stdin):1: bad display name
there were many threads with the error message as mentioned in the subject line, but none suited my problem. below i describe it..
i am conneting to a machine thru ssh, which is located in a subnet within our LAN. recently our machines underwent a changeover in IP addresses.
it allows me to login to the machine, but on login, i get the following error message:
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (stdin):1: bad display name "ia64:10.0" in "add" command
and no application which requires X server works. for example, xpdf gives the following error:
_X11TransSocketINETConnect: Can't get address for ia64
LTK Error: Cannot connect to X server ia64:10.0
i reckon ia64 has something to do with the hostname, but my reckoning stops there.
in the remote system, i set the env variable
$setenv DISPLAY localhost:0.0
now the x-server applicaions work. but i still get the error message..guess this setting has to be done at the global level, anyway i dont have root permission for that machine.
i really dont know what the above changes mean. i got it by some trial and error...hope to understand it soon..:)
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