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Old 12-07-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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X Forwarding problem with Linux Mint machine as remote host


Howdy all,
I am trying to set it up so I can remotely log in to my office machine with X forwarding. My home computer is a mac and the office machine runs Linux Mint. I manage my own machine, but the only way I can access it is to first log in to one of the department servers. I talked to the sysadmin and they set it up for me so I should be able to forward through the server. When I try to open any X application I get the "can't open display" error and an "echo $DISPLAY" only returns a blank line. That seems incorrect, but I haven't seen anything to remedy this. Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 12-07-2009, 07:04 PM   #2
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Have you installed xauth?
 
Old 12-07-2009, 10:15 PM   #3
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xauth is installed, but I'm not sure what to do with it.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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I am still having issues with this. I have google'd and can't find anything to remedy. From what I've seen all my ssh stuff is configured properly on the host machine, but I still get "Error: Can't open display: " when I try to open any application that uses X. Any help would be appreciated.
 
  


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