Remote X

Henning Kilset Pedersen henning at
Fri Sep 2 10:38:09 UTC 2005


I've used Linux/Unix for several years, and whenever I wish to run a
program on a different machine and redirect the display output to my
machine, I've done:

mymachine$ xhost +
remotemachine$ export DISPLAY=mymachine:0.0
remotemachine$ blahXapp

However, on Ubuntu when I try this - the xhost + command works fine, and
the DISPLAY variable gets properly exported. But when I try to run the
application, I get:

(gnome-cups-manager:24021): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Am I missing something here?

Henning Pedersen

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