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Old 03-31-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
garethnsolomons
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Unhappy Can't Open Display localhost:0.0


I'm trying to connect to my linux server but I'm having some major problems. The server had OEL 5 installed and my local pc is running Windows XP. I'm using PuTTy to connect to the server with Xming running on my loacl machine. I login as root and run the following command -

export DISPLAY={ipaddress}:0.0

I then run xclock and get the following error -

Xlib: connection to "{ipaddress}:0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

Error: Can't open display: {ipaddress}:0.0

The strange thing is that on my bosses pc (who has got almost the exact same setup ie. PuTTy & Xming) is works perfectly.

Please help.

Thanx in advance.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 05:06 AM   #2
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Have you enabled X-forwarding on your server?
You do that in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:
X11Forwarding yes
 
Old 04-01-2011, 01:54 AM   #3
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Yep. Like I said, works perfectly on my bosses pc but not on mine.
 
  


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