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Date:      Wed, 12 Feb 2003 09:24:30 -0700
From:      David Bear <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: running an x app remotely via ssh
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c2d2b1$c90f6970$12387618@q1d0p9>; from on Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 10:14:13AM -0600
References:  <000001c2d2b1$c90f6970$12387618@q1d0p9>

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On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 10:14:13AM -0600, Kirk R. Wythers wrote:
> I am able to log into my office machine (5.0-RELEASE) with ssh from home
> just fine. However when I attempt to start an X-app (with putty), I get
> the error: 
> lorax: [/etc/ssh] $ evolution &
> [1] 674
> lorax: [/etc/ssh] $ Gdk-ERROR **: X connection to localhost:10.0 broken
> (explicit kill or server shutdown).
> What did I miss? I have a fragment of a memory about adding my home
> machine to some file somewhere on my office box in order for my home

did you have an X server running on your home machine when you shell
into your office machine?

also, when using ssh I need to use -X at the end of the command line
to instruct it to tunnel X.  don't know about putty.

David Bear
College of Public Programs/ASU
Mail Code 0803

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