[clug] xming/slackware/win xp question

Adam Thomas 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 
> forthcoming.
>  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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