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Old 07-24-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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problem export display in slackware 12.1

hi there,

currently I'm doing an installation of FreeBSD on my server, it's located quite a distance from my workplace..everything runs smoothly, then when I try to export the display into my own computer, the display won't appear on my screen, it keeps showing me some dots and lines characters instead of the program that I want to display on my screen

in my computer I've already did the command
$xhost +
and then on the remote computer I did this
$export DISPLAY=[my-IP-Address]:0.0
by the way currently I'm using Slackware 12.1

any suggestions? looking forward hearing from you guys

Best Regards...
Old 07-25-2008, 04:14 PM   #2
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Try using this instead:

xset -display <hostname>
man xset for details...
Old 07-26-2008, 12:07 AM   #3
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export DISPLAY

Just tried it here between two Slack12.1 boxes, and it works perfect.

However, instead of <xhost +> I use <xhost + IP of sending box>.

A great tool.


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