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Old 11-17-2004, 08:29 AM   #1
eantoranz
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mozilla through ssh failed


I'm logging into another computer through ssh. I want to see the mail using the mozilla mail client in that remote computer. When I run mozilla, I get the mozilla window... however, It's not the remote machine's mozilla, but my LOCAL mozilla.

What's wrong?

I (just in case) tried setting the DISPLAY variable, to no avail. I still get the local mozilla instead of the remote.

Is there a work-around? And even better: one explanation?
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:50 AM   #2
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hum... not sure what is going on there, but try this:
1. log in to the "other" machine with this command : ssh -X your_login@the_other_machine.
2. once you are logged into the other system type: mozilla

If everything goes well you should be looking at mozilla browser in the remote system.
Hope this helps.

R
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:58 AM   #3
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Noope, man. Same S&%T!

This is crazy. I had never seen this kind of behavior before. Let's see if somebody comes up with a breakthrough approach.

Some more info: Both computers use mandrake 10.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 07:11 AM   #4
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I have seen this before. I ended up speculating that the remote mozilla somehow communicated to a local mozilla that it should open a new window.

If I'm correct, that would mean that if you close all local mozillas, the problem should go away.

Never tested that, though...

Groetjes,

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Old 11-18-2004, 07:16 AM   #5
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Make sure the remote machine's sshd is configured for X11 forwarding.. and you might also need to enable the host on your local machine with an xhost + <remotehostname>
 
Old 11-18-2004, 12:57 PM   #6
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Kees-jan: I'll make sure tomorrow at the hospiital about having mozilla down in the local machine (I think it was... but I'll make sure then). I'll tell you tomorrow.
Tryckykid: Once I log into the remote machine I don't have to set the X forward or the xhost + in the local machine. When I run commands, windows just show up in my local screen. I have already tried both things anyway (look at the first replay I received).
 
  


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