xterm will not display
I have suse linux 10.0 installed in a machine. from that machine I rsh'd to my windows machine running cygwin.
I went through the usual procedure of setting display as the suse machine:0 and made sure to run xhost +.
but still i get the error message
xterm: can't open display
when I try to fire up a xterm in the remote machine
What is "the usual procedure of setting display"? The error looks like it is NOT set.
For security, I'd use ssh instead of rsh.
There are many other issues:
* suse_machine:0 expects X to listen on :6000 as in the old days. Mine (Xorg Release 6.7) doesn't. What do you get from "sudo /usr/sbin/lsof -i :6000-6020 -P -n" on Suse?
* Your firewall may block :6000
* xhost + (if it works at all) is dangerous.
* ssh fails to tunnel X11 to Cygwin (Anyone know why?)
I worked around them. Let us know your situation.
the sudo command lsof returns with nothing for ports 6000-6020.
My firewall is disabled as well.
I double checked the DISPLAY variabel in the remote cygwin client and it is set correctly
As I said, normally you'd just "ssh otherhost", and all would working -- no need to xhost or set DISPLAY. But it doesn't work for Cygwin.
Your lsof result shows your X server acs like mine -- it's not listening. But you can use ssh's "normal" behavior to make it listen by logging in to a non-cygwin machine, e.g., localhost. There are two ways. One would actually make your DISPLAY environment variable work. The other seems a bit simpler.
Here's how you could do it. Call me devious, or better yet, tell me a simpler way ;)
Note that "xhost" is not necessary. The "xauth" scheme, which hinges on keeping the magic cookie secret, is more modern and safer. It was developed for X servers, but in this case, ssh, which acts as a proxy for your non-listening X server, will check it.
Let me first get this clear, are you SSH'ing from Linux to Windows, or from Windows to Linux?
If it is the latter, in Cygwin, you need to first start the X server in order to get X. So you should first do "startx"; then you get an xterm. Then you can do "ssh -Y user@hostname", which is the correct way to forward X in OpenSSH (in Linux and other OSs), and don't do any xhost or change $DISPLAY or anything like that. (for older versions use "-X")
I will try that method (trying to display cygwin xterm in suse linux machine)
To throguh more light, this is my situation
I used to be developing code in a windows/cygwin environment in a laptop
now my plan is to make the suse linux in a desktop as the main code development platform.
During this migration I have to periodically log on to the cygwin laptop. During this migration It is still convenient to do emacs etc over in the cygwin laptop, yet have it displayed in the suse linux.
Yes i have the cygwin xterm running
thanx for your time and help
I just figured out the problem. the ssh server was not setup to forward X11.
I modified sshd_conf and now my remote cygwin is forwarding the xsession
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