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In some situations you have a Linux sysadmin that configures a machine for you, but sometimes you have to configure it yourself. If you happen to end up with some raw iron and you want a minimal install of Linux (without a X-server), x-forwarding can be a hassle. Here are some pointers in troubleshooting x-forwarding:

  1. Check for x-forwarding in the /etc/sshd/sshd_config file
  2. Check for x-forwarding in your local ssh-client (like putty )
  3. Check for a running local X-server (Xming is all you need)
  4. Check for a .Xauthority file in your homedirectory (if missing, install xorg-x11-xauth rpm)

Written by Jacco H. Landlust

August 18, 2009 at 11:20 am

Posted in Linux

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