Shea Martin wrote:
I installed debian-sarge on a laptop. I want to telnet to my Solaris/SPARC box and throw screens back. But I get an error saying can't open display. Yet I have appropriate entries in /etc/hosts for both machines. In my telnet session, DISPLAY is set to laptop:0.0, so it should work?
This is because the default X settings are (rightly) to not accept remote connections over the network.
If I ssh -X into the solaris box, I can throw screens back fine. I have never had a problem throwing screens from that Solaris box before. But the laptop is a fresh install, so I suspect the problem lies there.
This is the correct behavior. You don't really want to telnet (in the clear) and then forward X apps (also in the clear) back to your machine without any sort of authentication. Especially if the machine is a laptop (since it is more likely that you will move it from network to network. Is there a problem with just using 'ssh -X'? -Roberto -- Roberto C. Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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