Trouble displaying X-Windows from remote Mac...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hayduke, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. hayduke macrumors 65816

    hayduke

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    So I have a mac pro and Powerbook on the same network at work and I am unable to display windows from the remote x-server (MacPro) onto the Powerbook (or vise versa). Example...

    On Powerbook from the terminal

    bash
    xhost +
    ssh -Y me@macpro...
    xclock & (my simple test that x-windows is really working or not...)

    I can log in fine, but it complains that it can't "Open the display." after the "xclock &" command.

    I have tried lots of combinations of SSH -Y, SSH -X, xhost-ing, export DISPLAY=:0.0 etc., but I haven't struck gold. I've always been able to get this sorted out between two machines, but never when they were both macs. Any thoughts? The network connection is fine. SSH/SCP work fine. AFP works fine.

    I know what I'm doing...more or less...but the terminal genies aren't cooperating. Any help out there? Step by step is fine with me!
     
  2. hayduke thread starter macrumors 65816

    hayduke

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    So I'm still trying to figure this one out, but I haven't made any progress. Does anyone have any tips. I expect that I should be able to do this from any shell (bash, tcsh, etc.), but maybe that is part of the problem. My older PowerBook is set-up to use tcsh and the new MacPro uses bash. I can, of course, start either shell on either machine, but I just can't get this to work. Tips?
     

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