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[opensuse] Re: envvar DISPLAY not set on bash invocation fr/sshd
  • From: Linda Walsh <suse@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 11:22:29 -0700
  • Message-id: <47F27D65.2090802@xxxxxxxxx>
Joachim Schrod wrote:
What's the output of "ssh -v -v fail"?
There should be lines like

debug2: x11_get_proto: /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth list :0.0 . 2>/dev/null
debug1: Requesting X11 forwarding with authentication spoofing.
debug2: channel 0: request x11-req confirm 0
Call "xauth info" on `fail' to check that.
Arg! SuSE moved the location of 'xauth' out of
RPM "xorg-x11-libs" (v6.8), which one would expect to need if one
wanted to run X programs, ---> into
RPM "xorg-x11" (v7.2). The 'Fail'ing machine doesn't run an X-server. It
is only 'logged into' remotely and has no desktop, so it didn't have an
X server installed.

Sigh.... I guess I have to install the Xserver now, even though
it's on a machine that runs no server. Brilliant!

Oh well...thanks...and now we know why my upgrades are painful --
programs keep getting shuffled around randomly out of one RPM into
another; moved out of 'X11-support files' (x11-libs) in with the
'X-Server files', even though xauth is needed by clients -- not by the
server (i.e. xauth won't run unless the server is already running and
one doesn't need xauth to start the server (AFAIK)).

Thanks very much for the help!

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