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Old 01-08-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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SSH Tunneling error...


Hi,

I have been trying to ssh into my linuxbox at home and access X with X11 forwarding. I am using putty on a XP box :-(

on the windows side I have selected X11 forwarding and inserted "localhost:0" as every site I can find suggests. X is running on the linux box and people have accessed it before so it should would.

However, when I ssh into the linux box and I startup X I receive this along with a bunch of other info.

Fatal server error:
PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?

If I try to just open an app like xclock I get this...

X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

thanks
-Me
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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However, when I ssh into the linux box and I startup X I receive this along with a bunch of other info.
What X server are you using on the Windows box and how are your starting it?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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I was just logging in with putty. Do I need to have a separate service running on the windows box to access the service on the linux system?

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Old 01-08-2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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Yeah, you need to have something on the Windows box capable of handling X applications since Windows itself has no idea how to deal with them. I use Cygwin/X which works nicely as long as you watch how much you install. It has the added benefit of being free. The other Windows X environment I'm aware of is Hummingbird, but that isn't freely available.
 
  


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