Bug 134534 - X11 forwarding broken with Solaris 8.
X11 forwarding broken with Solaris 8.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 137685
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-10-04 10:51 EDT by Marc Wallman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-31 16:32:56 EST
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Description Marc Wallman 2004-10-04 10:51:03 EDT
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):


How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ssh to remote solaris 8 host
2. run xclock
Actual results:

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
abacus $

Expected results:

An x clock should show up.

Additional info:

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:

Host *
        GSSAPIAuthentication yes
        ForwardAgent yes
        ForwardX11 yes
Comment 1 Barry K. Nathan 2004-10-05 07:38:01 EDT
Try using the -Y option with ssh, and let us know whether that works.
Comment 2 Marc Wallman 2004-10-06 10:11:45 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Barry K. Nathan 2004-10-06 15:03:40 EDT
OpenSSH 3.8 added support for the X11 Security extension, but support
for that isn't fully properly implemented throughout the Linux/Unix
world yet...
Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2005-01-31 16:31:16 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 137685 ***

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