Problems running graphic interface in a remote host

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jul 21 17:30:00 GMT 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 07:06:06AM -0700, Ciro wrote:
>Hi, I posted this issue in the Cygwin forum and was advised to post it here:
>I've installed the new Gygwin set in my computer and I can't seem to start
>any graphic interface in a remote host, for instance:
>(C)SUMFO$ xclock &
>[1]     973
>(C)SUMFO$ Xlib: connection to "" refused by server
>Xlib: No protocol specified
>Error: Can't open display:
>[1] +  Done(1)                 xclock &
>The DISPLAY variable is fine, I've enabled X11 forwarding (I've tried also
>without enabling this option):
>ForwardX11 yes
>but it's still failing, I've googled for this issue with cygwin but couldn't
>find anything, any help would be appreciated

It sounds like you need to do "xhost +" on the remote host.

Try googling "connection refused by server" for more information.

This isn't a Cygwin problem.


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