Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142162
X can't display remote programs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:56 EST
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Description of problem:
Whenever I try to run a program on another system and display it on
mine, I get X errors, like BadWindow, BadAtom, etc. Even things like
the redhat-config programs won't display. My system is FC3 and the
remote systems are RHEL3. For some reason, I can display an xterm, but
most other things give errors.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into RHEL3 or similar
2. Run an X program like redhat-config-users
Actual Results: For example:
The program 'redhat-config-users' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
(Details: serial 39 error_code 3 request_code 25 minor_code 0)
kde programs, like kprinter, give a bunch of BadAtom and BadWindow
properties, but still eventually show up.
Expected Results: The program would display correctly.
I think you might have come a cropper on the "ssh -X has changed to ssh -Y"
upstream change. You don't mention ssh though so I could be wildly off. If you
are using ssh, see bug 141894 for some more details.
Just to be sure -
Glenn, are you using ssh to connect to the remote machines?
This is an ssh issue. I just figured it out. It was just strange that X sort of
worked sometimes. The solution was to add ForwardX11Trusted in addition to
ForwardX11. I think this is a goofy set up on ssh's part. It should either work
or not, and if it doesn't work, it should tell me why, not just give BadAtom errors.
Sorry for troubling you about this.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 137685 ***