X windows with Mint as client

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longhorntl
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X windows with Mint as client

Postby longhorntl » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:39 pm

I want to try and dump Windoze, but one of my problems is that I have to be able to run a specific application on another *nix box that must display X windows on my local Mint laptop. When I run the application "xterm" from the remote machine, I get the following: "Unable to open Display." The display variable on the remote machine is set to my IP address:0.0. Example: export DISPLAY=192.168.1.102:0.0. I have tried running xhost to allow anything to use me as an X server. So far, no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Linux Mint 6 32 bit
Hardware: Dell Latitude D830. 4 GB RAM. Intel dual core processor. nVidia Quadro NVS 140M display adapter using proprietary driver. Hard wire ethernet network. ssh to the remote box works fine.

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Re: X windows with Mint as client

Postby n0n4m3fromro » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:06 pm

Try this:

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ssh -X remotehost

this enables X11 forwarding through ssh. After you're loged in to the remote host try to launch xterm. If everything is ok it should open up on your laptop's screen.

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Re: X windows with Mint as client

Postby longhorntl » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:45 pm

Thanks, but I get exactly the same error with

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ssh -X <remote machine>


I even tried it after xhost +. Here is the exact error I get:

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xterm Xt error: Can't open display: 172.20.72.61:0.0

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