re: xhost: cannot connect to X server
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 22:05:20 +0100,
Dieder Vervoort wrote:
> Florian Kulzer wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 23:22:32 +0100, Dieder Vervoort wrote:
>>> I can' t make xhost to work.
>>> I searched around but couldn 't find a solution.
>>> dieder@koala:~$ xhost +
>>> access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
>> If your goal is to run X applications via ssh, then I would try this:
> Many thanks, because the remote system is light, I do not prefer to use
> SSH ( sorry, the line telenet 192.168.1.8 was missing in the problem
> When I telnet from a Slackware client to the remote host running Lenny +
> JWM-desktop it is working fine !
> So the problem is client pc running Lenny + KDE + xhost + does not
> accept incoming TCP + X
The first thing to check is if X really was started without "-nolisten
$ ps -ef | grep "[/]bin/X "
root 9482 9480 0 22:49 tty7 00:00:01 /usr/bin/X -br :0 vt7 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0-qdt4bc
...and if X is actually listening on port 6000:
# netstat -plant | grep 6000
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:6000 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 9482/X
tcp6 0 0 :::6000 :::* LISTEN 9482/X
If that has gone wrong than you did not remove the "-nolisten tcp"
option from the relevant file; this depends on how you start X. For
example, if you use KDM to start your X session then you have to change
If you can confirm that your server is listening on port 6000 then you
probably should check if you have a local iptables rule that blocks
connections to this port.
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
I double checked kdmrc and xserverrc, and these must be right.
I have ServerArgsLocal=
and -nolisten TCP removed from xserverrc.
Unfortunatly I have forgotten to run your cli commands,
removed KDE and installed Gnome, still not functioning....
( I am going to reinstall it)
But I couldn't wait
I have tested the local function from 2 other pc's
Etch + Gnome = OK
Slackware + KDE = Ok there was no need to modify kdmrc !
The pleasant surprise: in my local-X I have not only the webrowser where I can
choose a streaming, and the VLC console pops up on my local host as a child of the browser window !
So what is working:
Remote: old portable Pentium II 66Mhz 96 Mb Ram Debian Lenny + JWM + sound card.
Local in xterm: xhost +
telnet to Remote export Dispalay > Konqueror + VLC
Many Thanks, I am going to try the Lenny / KDE later