[clug] xming/slackware/win xp question
adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 11:10:23 GMT 2008
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 06:35:21AM -0400, David Saunders wrote:
> Hi CLUG,
> I have been trying to run X client output from my slackware 12.0 linux
> box to display on my win xp sp2 box without success.
> I have an adsl 2+ Belkin router provided by IINet and both machines
> are in my home office.
> I am using Xming + it's font package and have alternated between putty
> and secureCRT in trying to get x11-forwarding going. The instructions
> are pretty trivial--start Xming, start an ssh -X (or -Y) session from
> the win xp system to the linux system, set DISPLAY (although some
> instructions sometime indicate that this is unnecessary for an ssh
> tunnel), and start the x client from within the ssh session on the linux
> box (it should display back to the win xp box).
> I have turned off the win xp firewall, checked the router for any
> possible problems from it, and have tried lots of permutations, all
> without success. I have also run Xming without the -clipboard option,
> because of comments I found on Google indicating that this causes
> problems of some sort.
> I have tried to be patient and allow the X dialog to complete
> (although the machines are not excessively old), but no reward has been
> Finally, I sometimes observe that Xming will occasionally have 1
> client connected, but nothing displayed.
> Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks,
Have you set AllowX11Forwarding to 'yes' in the sshd (note the d for
daemon) config file?
> Dave Saunders
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