GUI apps through ssh

Mon Feb 28 19:01:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, artem_ave might have said:

> Hello,
> I have Win 2000 machine running Cygwin (with X Server) and i'm trying to
> launch GUI apps from remote Solaris system via ssh (with -X option).
> Whatever DISPLAY I set in my ssh session it says:
> ... Xt error: Can't open display: ...
> What am I doing wrong?

Do you have the local X server running?

start bash (double-click on the cygwin icon)
start x ($ startx)
make the ssh connection (ssh -X HOST)
try something graphic ($ xterm)

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