* Adam McDaniel (firstname.lastname@example.org) [010905 13:38]: > This may seem like an obvious question, have you a look in the messages/syslog file on the xserver itself? Perhaps its coming across permissional errors. > > With the xserver running run the command in an shell prompt: > $ xhost + > > That'll disable X security while you debug the issue. > > One last thing to check, in the file /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc make sure > there is no reference to the switch -nolisten tcp ... if so, delete it > > That might work :) ... but it might also defeat the whole purpose. I emphatically urge you to follow none of the above advice, with the exception, of course, of examining the logs. When ssh tunnels X, it takes care of X permissions with xauth, which is far superior to xhost. 'xhost +' is a bad idea. Of course, issuing that command will only render your X server open to every user on your box, until you also remove X's -nolisten tcp startup flag. Then it will render your X server entirely open to every user on every machine that has a route to your machine. If you're on the Internet, this means everybody in the world. (I admit I'm exaggerating a bit, but the point remains the same: dont do this). Also, when X is tunneled through ssh, it does not need an X server listening for tcp connections; it makes the connection through the existing ssh connection (hence the term tunnel). debian's X setup is be default "pretty secure", but does allow ssh forwarding with no such security compromises necessary. -- Vineet http://www.anti-dmca.org Unauthorized use of this .sig may constitute violation of US law. echo Qba\'g gernq ba zr\! |tr 'a-zA-Z' 'n-za-mN-ZA-M'
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