Bug 626483 - X forwarding not working
X forwarding not working
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11-apps (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
low Severity medium
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
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Reported: 2010-08-23 12:36 EDT by David Teigland
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-23 12:46:47 EDT
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Description David Teigland 2010-08-23 12:36:05 EDT
Description of problem:

I really expected this was user error, but I've asked a few other people who also can't get this to work...

(null is running F12 in case that matters)

[null ~]% ssh -XY dct@bid-03
dct@bid-03's password: 

[dct@bid-03 ~]$ xterm
xterm Xt error: Can't open display: 
xterm:  DISPLAY is not set

[dct@bid-03 ~]$ virt-manager 
ERROR:root:could not open display
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 413, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 285, in main
    import gtk
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 64, in <module>
    _init()
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 52, in _init
    _gtk.init_check()
RuntimeError: could not open display
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 420, in <module>
    _show_startup_error(str(run_e), "".join(traceback.format_exc()))
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 61, in _show_startup_error
    import gtk
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 64, in <module>
    _init()
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 52, in _init
    _gtk.init_check()
RuntimeError: could not open display



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RHEL6.0-20100818.0-Server

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Comment 1 David Teigland 2010-08-23 12:46:47 EDT
sorry, didn't have Xorg installed

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