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Old 03-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
djeikyb
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Forward OS/X apps over ssh?


I've gotten the hang of X-forwarding with linux and windows, or at least, forwarding apps from linux to linux or to windows.

Now I'm trying to forward apps (say, Pages or iTunes) from Mac OS/X to linux. Is this possible? I've heard OS X uses a modified X server, so I'm hoping it can work.

Right now I'm just doing ssh -X jake@192.168.1.100 to log in. I edited /etc/sshd_config to allow X forwarding, and got xclock to run, but nothing macish like Pages.

When I run something like "open Pages.app" or "open -a pages", nothing happens. Running "/Applications/iWork '08/Pages.app/Contents/MacOS/Pages" gives me:
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_RegisterApplication(), FAILED TO establish the default connection to the WindowServer, _CGSDefaultConnection() is NULL.
And then it hangs until a ^c.

Thanks for any help!

Last edited by djeikyb; 03-24-2008 at 10:37 PM.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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As far as I know, MacOS uses modified X server only for easier porting of X apps. So lots of native apps ignore it. Maybe http://www.redstonesoftware.com/prod...ne_server/OS_X will help..
 
  


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