Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22338
can't run xauth -q -
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:13 EDT
While trying to loging to remote host with ssh get error
Could not run /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth -q -
We configure OpenSSH to do X11 forwarding by default, and the xauth command is
used to set credentials on the remote machine. If X is not installed, a failure
attempting to run xauth is harmless, and you can disable forwarding to make the
message going away by using ssh with the "-x" flag.
The problem is that X is installed and terminal hungs up when error appears
Terminal hungs up even if I disable forwarding to X
Does /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth exist on both the client and server? Are both systems
Yes, I try to login to my own host
I think the problem started from this error message :
sshd: fatal: Read from socket failed: Connection reset by peer
sshd: FATAL ERROR: ssh_privkey_read from /etc/ssh2/hostkey failed.
I don't know why sshd trys to read hostkey from /etc/ssh2 because I don't have
After I updated ssh to version 2.3.0p1-4 problem with xauth dissapeared but now
after establishing connection I have to press ^C to command line appears.
You probably updated to OpenSSH from SSH.com SSH2 which left some dregs in configuration
I got similar symptoms (sometimes) when trying to log on w/ xauth enabled when xauth didn't
exist: the connection was hung up. I don't remember seeing it in 2.3.0p1+ though.
Yes, this is clearly a misconfiguration issue.