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Old 04-11-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: brooklyn NYC
Distribution: gentoo
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ssh-agent problem (using GDM & KDE)

I am trying to use ssh-agent for passwordless ssh to my servers over interfces with private ip's.
ive made my RSA1 and RSA keypairs and given the keys to the servers.
Then i added the following to my xinit files

eval "/usr/bin/ssh-agent -s"

i am using GDM as my displaymanager then it start's kde
there are several files that seem to look like .xinitrc or .xsession
type files and i'm not to sure wich to use

when i get to kde i open konsole and

$ printenv

i see no SSH_AGENT_PID=x variable
$ ssh-add
doesn't work since it doesn't now the pid #

I've had other problems with env variables is this a KDE or GDM
related problem?
sorry for the long winded post
Old 04-11-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: brooklyn NYC
Distribution: gentoo
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stderr is not a tty - where are you?
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-XXXXXXX/agent.5179;export SSH_AUTH_SOCK;
echo Agent pid 5180
Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.
startkde: Starting up........

i am gonna try running .xinitrc via startx from runlevel 3
instead of using GDM


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