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[opensuse] Re: envvar DISPLAY not set on bash invocation fr/sshd
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 20:36:03 +0200
  • Message-id: <18418.32915.968464.797097@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Linda Walsh writes:
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!

I don't think you need to install the server package. xorg-x11
contains the core applications, not the server. I.e., stuff like
xlsfonts, xwininfo, I'd install xorg-x11, that draws all relevant
xorg-x11-lib* packages, and that should be enough to go. Since you
really expect X sessions to work in your remote connection, it's
probably sensible to have core applications like xhost, xev,
available anyhow.

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)).

Yes, the shuffling around bite me quite often as well; after my last
10.3 installation on my notebook I didn't have a working OpenOffice
any more, owing to rpm reshuffling. And since I use it seldomly, I
discovered that at a customer's site... :-(

Anyway, nice that it works for you,


Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod@xxxxxxx
Roedermark, Germany
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