Can't get DISPLAY to set correctly

Alexander Gottwald
Fri May 6 13:52:00 GMT 2005

Ghunter wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been trying to get Xterm to open a new window on my machine and nothing
> is working.  I am on a XP Pro and connecting to a sun.  Here is the output I
> get, and it looks like it should work, but my DISPLAY is never set once I ssh
> in, and thus I can't open any windows.
> [MySunMachine:/home/user1] xclock
> Error: Can't open display:

Most likely X11Forwarding is disabled on the server. Check /etc/ssh/sshd_config.
The FAQ has an entry with the exact option to set.


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