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Re: MIT-SCREENT-SAVER



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On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Branden Robinson wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 16, 1999 at 10:16:13AM -0800, Ramiel Givergis wrote:
> > When I use ssh and run licq remotly I keep getting 
> > Xlib:  extension "MIT-SCREEN-SAVER" missing on display "host:10.0".
> 
> That's bizarre.  I think that means something on the remote end is trying
> to start a screen saver on your local hardware.

No, it's just looking for the screen saver extension (definied in libXext
as I recall).  What X server are you running on your machine?  When you
log in to the remote machine, do you set your DISPLAY variable yourself,
or do you let ssh set it up for you?  (The error message indicates that
it's the latter.)  I suspect this is actually a problem with ssh's X11
forwarding.  
Try setting the DISPLAY variable yourself when you log in.  If you're in
the bash shell, run 'export DISPLAY="<your hostname>:0"'.  On your local
machine, you'll now need to explicitly give the remote host access to your
X server.  Run 'xhost <remote machine>' on your local machine.  Now try
running licq and see what happens.

> That could be a bug in licq.  I have no idea why licq would have anything
> to do with a screen saver, though.
> 

I'd say it's highly unlikely that it's a bug in licq.  Most likely it's
got to do with ssh.  Less likely it has something to do with the version
of Xlib that licq has been linked with...

noah

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