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  Hands on X11
Subject:   X11 and $DISPLAY issues
Date:   2003-06-25 12:33:23
From:   anonymous2
Hi,


I've tried almost everything I can think of to get Xapps to display on my Mac (ver 10.2.6) using X11 (ver Beta 3 - XFree86 4.2.1). I am connecting to a Unix network, but I have to connect remotely through a separate network (I'll call it school) to get to the inside network... Looks sort of like:


ssh school.edu
username
passwd
ssh department.edu
username
passwd


I am able to connect to dept.edu just fine, but when I try to run any xwindow (say xclock) I get the error:


X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).


I have tried using "setenv DISPLAY IP:0" and variations on it and nothing seems to work.


I am connecting thru DHCP with router at a local coffee house.


Even the network administrator at dept.edu gave me full permissions to dept.edu under the specific IP I have right now, but I think the router is getting in the way and dept.edu doesn't recognize the IP I am at because of the router. Does that make sense? When I try to ssh directly to dept.edu (which theoretically I should be able to do because I have the full permissions), I recieve the error:


ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host


That's why I think the router is getting in the way. I have checked sshd_config and X11forwarding is set to "yes" (on my laptop, on the school.edu account, and on dept.edu).


I know this is a little confusing, but if anyone can help out or has any suggestions, I would REALLY appreciate it!


Thanks for your time,


Sara

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  • X11 and $DISPLAY issues
    2003-09-18 07:22:05  anonymous2 [View]

    I have the exact same problem and I haven't been able to resolve it yet either. Like you, I tried all kinds of things and checked all the ssh configuration stuff on both ends. It just doesn't want to go. I wish someone could provide some useful advice!

    Ein