Originally Posted by syg00
"ssh -X ..." (capital X) - see the manpage. Will probably require some config changes as well.
Thanks for the reply syg00. If I use the -X switch, then the video output is sent accross the LAN to the computer which I want to use as a remote control. Not really the intended behavior I was looking for with the video output.
Any other ideas?
Originally Posted by fotoguy
On the remote machine make sure your graphical environment is running and you are logged in as a user, then log in through ssh as that same user then try the command again.
Yep I was using same user for ssh session as was logged in on the remote server.
I guess the problem will be that I am issuing the command from a different run level in a secure shell session.
Note that I get exactly the same behavior if I simply switch to another tty using CTRL+ALT+1 on the server computer and type: