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# 1  
Old 12-20-2007
run xclock from local solaris to remote solaris

Hello - I am trying to connect to a remote solaris box from a solaris box i have locally present with me using 'ssh login@IP' ... Its connecting fine but... when I run xclock - it says 'Can't open display'

Whereas, IF I connect to same remote solaris IP from my windows desktop locally via putty and running xming. xclock works fine.

Please let me know how to run xclock as I can not have xming on local solaris certainly.

Thank you!
# 2  
Old 12-20-2007
Check that the DISPLAY environmental variable on the remote system is set correctly to your local system and run xhost on your local system to enable/permit the remote system to display xclock on your local system.
# 3  
Old 12-20-2007
Try using the ssh "-X" option to do X forwarding.

Code:
ssh -X remote xclock

# 4  
Old 12-20-2007
When I connect from putty i.e. local windows to remote solaris - DISPLAY=localhost:10.0 is already set. When I connect from local solaris to remote solaris via ssh oracle@IP - DISPLAY isnt set. Then I gave export DISPLAY=localhost:10.0

No results. I tried #ssh -X remote xclock ... Nothing is coming and no errors.
# 5  
Old 12-20-2007
Check in the remote server's

/etc/ssh/sshd_config

to see if X forwarding has been disabled.
# 6  
Old 12-20-2007
I see that X11 forwarding is set to 'yes' what else could be the cause?
# 7  
Old 12-20-2007
use "-v" to see what SSH thinks it's doing....

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