Mozilla firefox over ssh: Gdk-ERROR **: BadDrawable/BadAccess

Alexander Gottwald
Thu Apr 22 10:28:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 wrote:

> What is the difference between "X11 forwarding" and "trusted X11 forwarding"?
> Why did the compatible X11 forwarding break?
> Why is it necessary to have a separate user interface? That is, why can't
> -X mean "Use trusted X11 forwarding if available, otherwise use 
> compatible X11 forwarding"

-Y means use trusted forwarding
-X means use untrusted forwarding

the trusted means the X11 client has no access restrictions while a client in
untrusted mode has some access restrictions which result in some errors 
which actually mean "access denied"

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