Critical: Unable to type in the password in ssh in order to start X
Thu Feb 26 17:26:00 GMT 2004
> I have the latest stable versions of cygwin and cygwin/X. I usually
> update them every month or so. After I automatically updated it last
> time to the latest cygwin release, I started to have problems with my
> X-configuration. I have the following in my ~/.xinitrc file:
> xhost + 192.168.0.18
> ssh email@example.com "setenv DISPLAY 192.168.0.1:0; startkde"
> Before the bug, I was able to run xinit, switch to console again, type
> the password and switch to the display again. Now, when I am trying to
> type the password, I can see all the characters that I am typing, and
> after pressing <enter>, I am given the second prompt for the password
> with the same problems. And so on. Therefore, I cannot use XFree86
> anymore, because I am unable to authorise. :-(
I tested it from non-X version of rxvt and got no problem.
My .initrc is:
ssh -CX user@host startkde
Hope this helps.
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