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Re: ssh -X : connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory
- From: Jon TURNEY <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Cc: ynnor at mm dot st
- Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:53:53 +0100
- Subject: Re: ssh -X : connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory
- References: <1334918608.30888.140661064975773.553D6443@webmail.messagingengine.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree <cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com>
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
On 20/04/2012 11:43, Ronald Fischer wrote:
> My setup so far (which is working well), was to use Xming as X-Server
> and putty for logging into our Solaris hosts via ssh. Since I have
> Cygwin installed, I thought I could use its ssh equally well, so I
> exported the ssh key from putty to the format understood by ssh, and
> used the following bash command to login to the Solaris host:
> DISPLAY=:0.0 TERM=xterm ssh -p 22 -K -X -i MyPrivateKeyFile
> When I now try to start an X application, I get an error message like
> connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory
> XIO: fatal IO error 131 (Connection reset by peer) on X server
> after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I think I know what's going on here.
cygwin ssh understands DISPLAY=:0.0 to mean to connect to the X server for
display 0 via a local (UNIX domain) socket, named /tmp/.X11-unix/X0
The Xming X server, not being a cygwin application, cannot listen on that socket.
The solution should be to use DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 instead, which means to
connect to the X server for display 0 via TCP/IP, which the Xming X server
should be listening on.
See FAQ 1.6  for more details.
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