[CentOS] How to export X displays
amyagi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 02:46:23 UTC 2007
On 10/9/07, techlists at comcast.net <techlists at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a CentOS server at home and want to view the X display on a laptop running Ubuntu, and not having much success.
> Here's what's been tried so far:
> I ran this command on the CentOS server:
> export DISPLAY=192.168.0.18:0.0
> And ran this command on the Ubuntu laptop:
> xauth +192.168.0.2
> When I try to run, say, xclock on the Ubuntu laptop, this is the error message I'm getting:
> [root at centos-ws ~]# xclock
> Error: Can't open display: 192.168.0.18:0.0
> I'm assuming there's an important little detail I'm missing somewhere, but don't know what.
> Any suggestions?
On the CentOS box, edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config to add the line:
Restart sshd by service sshd restart
>From the Ubuntu box, connect to CentOS by:
ssh -Y centosbox
(use -Y instead of -X, see man ssh for the reason)
There is no need to set DISPLAY as pointed out earlier.
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