ssh -X : connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory

Ronald Fischer
Mon Apr 23 08:55:00 GMT 2012

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 19:53, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 20/04/2012 11:43, Ronald Fischer wrote:
> > My setup so far (which is working well), was to use Xming as X-Server
> > and putty for logging into our Solaris hosts via ssh. Since I have
> > Cygwin installed, I thought I could use its ssh equally well, so I
> > exported the ssh key from putty to the format understood by ssh, and
> > used the following bash command to login to the Solaris host:
> > 
> >   DISPLAY=:0.0 TERM=xterm  ssh -p 22 -K -X -i MyPrivateKeyFile 
> >   MyUserName@SolarisHost
> > 
> > When I now try to start an X application, I get an error message like
> > this 
> > 
> >  connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory 
> >  XIO:  fatal IO error 131 (Connection reset by peer) on X server
> >  "SolarisHost:239.0"
> >        after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> I think I know what's going on here.
> The solution should be to use DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 instead, which means
> to
> connect to the X server for display 0 via TCP/IP, which the Xming X
> server
> should be listening on.

Nice idea, but the result is, that I just get a different error message.
Now it becomes:

 connect localhost port 6000: Connection refused 
 X connection to SolarisHost:217.0 broken (explicit kill or server

>From the FAQ, I see that port 6000 is the default. Could it be that I
need to specify somehow a non-standard port? 

Ronald Fischer <>
+  If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, 
+  and the bus is interrupted and the interrupt's not caught,
+  then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.
+		(cited after Peter van der Linden)

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