X forwarding works for Cygwin client but not for Debian

baykusderki@gmail.com baykusderki@gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 23:15:00 GMT 2010


I seem to be able to make X forwarding work between my Cygwin clients, 
but not between a Debian client and Cygwin SSH server(at least not 
properly). The weird thing is that I can run something like "xcalc" from 
the Debian shell without any issues, it just pops up as expected, but 
"Gvim" gives me error.  This is what I get when I try to run Gvim from a 
connected Debian shell (ssh -X host)

Vim: Caught deadly signal SYS
Vim: Finished.
Bad system call
When I run "vim" I get no problem(in the forwarded connection), so I 
assume there is some kind of issue with the Gui version.

I can connect to same server with a Cygwin client and run "Gvim" in a 
forwarded session no problem.

I am really not sure what I am doing wrong here. I am not very literate 
about these problems. I do not even know what logs I can provide in this 
email. So if anyone needs to know more please let me know. I can try 
providing whatever is needed to figure out the issue.


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