unable to run the GUI program from the remote Linux server

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Thu Dec 2 00:02:03 UTC 2004


On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 15:57 -0800, Ting-Yuan Liu wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I upgraded to the Fedora 3 several days ago, and I found that there is a 
> problem when I try to use any GUI programs from a Linux server.
> 
> What I did is:
> 
> 1) ssh to the server under the terminal
> 
> 2) run the GUI programs, e.g xdvi
> 
> 3) get the error message:  Error: Can't open display:
> 
> This is funny because the program will show up when I was using Fedora 2.
> 
> I try the same thing under Knoppix, and it works.
> 
> Therefore, it is not the problem in the Linux server.
> 
> It means that there is some bugs (?) in Fedora 3, or we have to change the 
> setting.
> 
> Can anyone help me to solve this problem please?  Thanks.

Try running ssh with the -Y argument:

ssh -Y user at remote.example.com

Thomas




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