[CentOS] xhost + via Desktop centos 6.3 not working

Wed Jun 5 20:41:12 UTC 2013
Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi>

or using something like nomachine nx (http://www.nomachine.com)


2013/6/5 John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

> On 6/5/2013 6:15 AM, Edsall, William (WJ) wrote:
> >   In the past we have instructed users to perform 'xhost +' from their
> centos desktop, then set the DISPLAY variable on a remote computer to
> forward their display back to the desktop. This does not seem to work on
> centos 6 - but it did work in centos 5. It works from a vnc session on the
> desktop machine, but does not work from the local desktop.
> >
> > We would typically use a display variable like this: export
> DISPLAY= -  The target system acts like the request is
> being refused:
> > Error: Can't open display:
> >
> > Have there been any changes in centos 6 which make xhost + behave
> differently for the desktop session?
> >   We've been struggling with this issue now for some time - can't find
> the right solution. Any help would be appreciated!
> thats an awful practice.
> instead, connect to the target machine with an SSH client that has
> 'x-forwarding' enabled (this is a checkbox in PuTTY or SecureCRT, and is
> the -X flag on ssh command line).   have your X 'server' running locally
> (already running if you're on a unix workstation, I recommend Xming for
> MS Windows desktops), and now any X application you launch via that ssh
> session will open on your local desktop automagically.
> --
> john r pierce                                      37N 122W
> somewhere on the middle of the left coast
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