[CentOS] Centos 4.1 DISPLAY question

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 17:54:03 UTC 2005

On 9/8/05, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
> I have X running on 4.1. From another PC I use ssh to remote in.
> from the command line I enter "export DISPLAY=machine:0.0; mozilla"
> and nothing comes up on the X window screen. mozilla just returns.
> I then tried in a terminal on X windows issue the command "xhost + "
> and redid the "export DISPLAY=machine:0.0; mozilla" on the command line
> with nothing showing on the X window screen again.
> If I remote into machine and enter the command "mozilla" it will display
> on my workstation no problem.
> Why cant I get it to display on the machine:0.0 display?

Some gui commands (mozilla for one) require ssh -Y for trusted access,
(man ssh for differences)

> THanks for any help.
> Jerry
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Jim Perrin
System Administrator - UIT
Ft Gordon & US Army Signal Center

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