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Thread: X11 forwarding with Cygwin/SSH
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- Mar 2010
X11 forwarding with Cygwin/SSH
This is what i have done so far:-
I have installed Cygwin on my Windows box
I have my linux box running in the cloud - It's an Amazon EC2 Image
It's running Centos 5
From the black Cygwin bash shell, I startxwin. This opens a white xterm window
From the white xterm I proceed as follows (results shown below each command)
$ echo $DISPLAY
$ xhost +
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
$ ssh -X sirungu-ec2-xx-xx-71-223.compute-1.amazonaws.
Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.
I am now on my remote linux box
(My ssh_config and sshd_config on my remote linux box have been configured to allow X11 forwarding)
[ip-10-194-67-35:/] echo $DISPLAY
[ip-10-194-67-35:/] export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0
Error: Can't open display: 127.0.0.1:0.0
I have tried with DISPLAY as localhost too, but i get the same error.
Please I am desperate, would you please tell me what stupid thing I am doing?
I need to install some windows stuff using Wine and that is why i am trying to use forwarding so that graphics can be displayed on an X Server running on my local Windows PC.
you don't need to set display variable after connecting, it should just work (tm)
as long as server is running ssh with x forwarding enabled, you have X server on your client, and you connect with -X parameter, it should be fine, no setting display