X forwarding doesn't work

Ed Kapitein ed at kapitein.org
Sat Aug 15 13:46:43 CEST 2009

arne anka wrote:
>>> DISPLAY=:1 foo
>> ... doesn't work for me
> DISPLAY=:0 foo
> ?
> - do you have X running on your host for your host's user at all?
> - has your ssh x-forwarding enabled?
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Another workaround can be:

On the desktop PC:
X :1 -ac

on the FR:
export DISPLAY=

This wil open a new X server (:1)on the desktop pc without access control.
it is not the most secure way of doing it, but it gets the job done.
( assuming  is the ip address of the desktop PC usb0 

Kind regards,

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