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Old 03-12-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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can not open display through ssh


When I try to run firefox, I get the following

user@box:~$ firefox

(firefox-bin:8344): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
user@box:~$
 
Old 03-12-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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Try doing

Code:
ssh -X hostname
 
Old 03-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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I did, but once I'm logged in, I got those messages.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 01:23 AM   #4
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I had this same issue and it worked by adding the -Y option when initiating the ssh connection.

Code:
ssh -X hostname -Y
note that you have enable X11 forwarding on the ssh server in order for this to work.
 
  


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