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I officially made the switch to Gentoo last week, and the only problem I've had so far is that I can't get X forwarding to work correctly. When I do ...
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    X Forwarding with SSH


    I officially made the switch to Gentoo last week, and the only problem I've had so far is that I can't get X forwarding to work correctly. When I do the following:

    Code:
    $ ssh -X rob@[host] firefox
    It just sits there and does nothing after I enter my password. This worked fine on Debian; is there some configuration file I have to change?

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

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    Code:
     ssh -X -l rob [host]
    [password]
    firefox &
    is how i would do it, think it is the same but try anyway
    if that fails, try a simple app
    like
    xclock &


    any errors would help

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    try forking off a child process something like:

    Code:
    $ ssh -f -X user@host mozilla-firefox

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