shh -X forwarding problem under breezy

Kristian Vilmann kvi at
Mon Jan 30 22:02:28 UTC 2006

Rainer Gutkas wrote:
> Hi!
> I got two maschines in the moment running breezy, my Laptop a G3 
> Powerbook Pismo and a HP pavillion PC. I tried to do ssh -X - forwarding 
> today using to get the faster firefox from the pavillion to display on 
> my Laptop:
> ssh -X firefox
> one out of ten times I get:(firefox-bin:9981):
> Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
> the about tenth time I get a firefox window.
> When I try afterwards to start applications native on the HP-Pavillion I 
> can't open them. The same trouble:
> Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
> So without using X-forwarding the Pavillion works fine and uses to open 
> application quite well. I thought this could be of interest.

try running ssh -v -X <address>. It might give you a hint.

Kristian Vilmann - Linuxforum HQ
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