On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 08:10:08AM -0600, Simon Timms wrote: > Hi, > I.m having a problem with x-forwarding. I have looked through past > questions but I haven.t seen anything on this particular topic. I have > two FreeBSD 5.2_1 machines at home, one of which I run headless. Usually > I manage the headless machine from windows using x-forwarding and either > exceed or x-win and putty. Recently I decided that I hate windows so much > that it was time to change fulltime to FreeBSD on my desktop however a > problem arises. When I forward anything from the server to my desktop > machine I don't get the contents of any window. The window frame appears > along with the title and is sized correctly but there is nothing inside > the frame. > > I have tried using several different window managers and different users > in the hopes it was some sort of setting I had accidentally triggered > but to no avail. Has anybody seen this before and how do I fix it? > I assume that it is a problem on the desktop machine since forwarding > does work between the server and other boxes.
How are you doing the "X Forwarding"? Exporting DISPLAY directly? Tunneling over SSH with "ssh -X" or "ssh -Y" (you probably want the latter)? Kris
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