Re: vbox sid invalid mcookie
On 2011-07-18, Cousin Stanley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Cousin Stanley wrote :
>>> Using a debian squeeze host for a Virtual Box 4.0.12
>>> debian sid guest, about a month ago I started having
>>> invalid magic cookie problems when trying to do
>>> anything X related from a terminal ....
> Liam O'Toole replied :
>> Are you running applications
>> entirely within the Virtual Box guest ?
> Yes, just using it as a test-bed for sid
> and for a few packages that are not in squeeze.
>> Or trying to forward output
>> to the host display ?
> No, although I might want to try that
> in the future ....
> I can ssh & scp from the sid guest
> to the squeeze host ....
> However, if I ssh -Y to the squeeze host
> I get the invalid magic cookie message
> the same as only trying to start a local
> X program from the terminal in the sid guest ....
> X forwarding is enabled in the squeeze host,
> and I can ssh -Y into the host
> from ArchLinux and Ubuntu guests
> also under VirtualBox on the same host
> without problems ....
That strongly suggests that the problem lies within the sid guest. How
do you start X there? Usually one would use startx or a display manager,
launch a terminal within the session, and launch programs from the
terminal at will.