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Re: gnome-session (Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display)

On Nov 30, 2004, at 3:41 AM, David Pye wrote:

On Tuesday 30 November 2004 06:40, froinds@bellsouth.net wrote:
I'm trying to open a remote session in this manner and getting the
error below
ssh -X user@

then after successfully logging in


which leads me to this message

Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display

What is it, and what can I do about it?

Check in /etc/ssh/sshd_config for the line:

X11Forwarding yes

If it is missing, add it, and restart the ssh daemon.

If that doesnt fix it, type 'echo $DISPLAY' on the remote system after ssh'ing
in, and tell us what it says.


Silly me, I had forgotten that one. Thanks
Now when I do echo $DISPLAY I get nothing, just a blank.
When I start the forwarded gnome-seesion I get the debian logo and an error saying that the daemon crashed.
What should I do next?

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