Bug 131808 - gdmsetup doesn't work after ssh root@locahost
gdmsetup doesn't work after ssh root@locahost
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-09-04 20:24 EDT by Emmanuel Seyman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-18 23:36:51 EDT
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Description Emmanuel Seyman 2004-09-04 20:24:05 EDT
Description of problem:
After running ssh root@localhost, running the command gdmsetup fails with:

(gdmsetup:4638): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

running "xhost + localhost" and "export DISPLAY=LOCALHOST:0.0" fails
to solve the problem.

It works on FC 1 and 2

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ssh root@localhost
2. gdmsetup

Actual results:

prints out:
(gdmsetup:4638): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Expected results:
gdmsetup UI should pop up
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-06 23:31:19 EDT
Did you pass -Y to ssh?
Comment 2 Emmanuel Seyman 2004-09-12 16:03:09 EDT
Nope. Adding the -Y option solves the problem.

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