Cygwin/X - cannot display
pavelr at coresma.com
Wed Dec 10 16:21:48 UTC 2003
Chris Grau wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 09:34:42AM -0600, Steven Stern wrote:
> > I'm having difficulties using X apps from the Fedora box on my Windows
> > desktop. When I load Cygwin/X, start an SSH connected to the Fedora
> box and
> > type "xchat", I see "Cannot access display". I thought it might be a
> > issue, so I disabled firewalls on both boxes but got no improvement. I
> > thought it might be an X issue on Fedora, but when I boot the Windows
> > using Knoppix, I can run X apps via SSH.
> > So, does anyone know what tweak needs to be made to Cygwin/X to get
> it to work
> > with Fedora through SSH?
> I find that, in Cygwin, I need to use the -X option when opening an ssh
> session to my Fedora box. After that, X apps "just work."
file /etc/ssh_config as shipped in fedora has a line ForwardX11 "yes",
but in Cygwin installation there is no such line.
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