On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Kris Kennaway wrote: > 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)?
Oooh, you know I think I'm just doing 'ssh' and expecting it to work or give me a huge obvious error. I have enabled ForwardX11 in /etc/ssh/ssh_conf on the desktop. You're probably right that it is a question of '-X' or '-Y'. I shall have to try this out when I get home tonight. What is the difference between trusted and untrusted X11 forwarding? > Kris > Thanks for your insight, Kris. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"