Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134534
X11 forwarding broken with Solaris 8.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:13 EST
Description of problem:
Remote display of X apps via SSH X11 forwarding fails when remote host
is Solaris 8.
Regular X display using xhost mechanism works properly.
Windows forwarded over SSH from RHEL 2.1 and 3 do pop up but don't
appear to render properly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ssh to remote solaris 8 host
2. run xclock
xclock is /usr/openwin/bin/xclock
abacus $ xclock
X Error of failed request: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window
Major opcode of failed request: 55 (X_CreateGC)
Resource id in failed request: 0x2a00000
Serial number of failed request: 1
Current serial number in output stream: 3
An x clock should show up.
I couldn't find xorg-x11 in the package list so I'm attaching it to
Here's the contents of /etc/ssh/ssh_config:
Try using the -Y option with ssh, and let us know whether that works.
Yes, the -Y option works. Fixes the problem on solaris and causes
windows from remote RHEL 2.1 and 3 to render properly. Looks this is
new to 3.9p1, or at least was not yet in openssh as of 3.6.1p2 which
shipped with RHEL v3.
OpenSSH 3.8 added support for the X11 Security extension, but support
for that isn't fully properly implemented throughout the Linux/Unix
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 137685 ***