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Old 03-14-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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ssh remote desktop - xserver config for x11 forwarding

Hello all,

I'm running fedora 4 (and cygwin under windows on the other and I get similar errors on both) and just configured ssh for remote access!

My question regards x11 forwarding setup!

When I establish my ssh connection through mindterm's or appgate's online java applets I have no difficulty, yet when I try running startx to get a remote desktop manager going which is my real objective, it reports a fatal server error saying server is already active for display 0!

It then says that if x is no longer running I should remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again!

if ii try xinit I get the very same message!

If I try - startkde - i get the following:

X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
startkde: Starting up...
ksplash: Fatal IO error: client killed
kded: Fatal IO error: client killed
DCOP aborting call from 'anonymous-21770' to 'kded'
kdeinit: Fatal IO error: client killed
kdeinit: sending SIGHUP to children.
klauncher: Exiting on signal 1
kdeinit: sending SIGTERM to children.
kdeinit: Exit.
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
ksmserver: Fatal IO error: client killed
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.

and with the - gnome-session - command I get:

The application 'gnome-session' lost its connection to the display localhost:10.
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.

I first thought (wrongly) it had something to do with creating a tunnel for x so I created one from 6000 to without luck

I then tried messing with the allowed hosts so i tried the command:

xhosts +, without sucess!

What am I doing wrong?

Do I need to reconfigure the xserver to listen for remote connections somehow? How can I do that!

Note: Yes I do have x11 forwarding yes in my sshd_config!

Thanks in advance for your time, and pardon me for my incorrect english!

Best regards

Old 03-14-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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