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Re: [opensuse] ssh -X localhost
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 21:44:09 -0400
  • Message-id: <4E6AC0E9.903@rogers.com>
Silviu Marin-Caea wrote:
This doesn't work in 11.4 Tumbleweed:

ssh -X localhost
xclock
Error: Can't open display:

The same works on SLES11. What has changed, why isn't X forwarded anymore and what's the "approved" way to do it now?

It works fine for me. I use it all the time, with both 11.0 and 11.4 as well as many other versions and distros. In fact, I just did it on my work server from home to run xclock and xcalc. I also often use it to run yast2, wireshark and even browsers remotely. It just works.

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