unable open xterm

Baurzhan Ismagulov ibr at radix50.net
Mon May 9 10:31:33 PDT 2011

On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 02:07:23PM -0300, Usuário do Sistema wrote:
> occur error too
> 1- I'm using the windows machine win 7
> 2- I've login in by puty from my windows machine to X server machine
> from there I've ran more session ssh to itself.
> -bash-3.2# xterm
> Could not find ':' in DISPLAY: 0.0,
> X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)

So, you're using X server on Windows 7, doing ssh with putty to RHEL
5.3, and it used to work before? I'm not sure how it did if you don't
specify the Windows 7 host's name in $DISPLAY.

As a quick check, you could start a local xterm on Windows 7, perform
xhost + from there, then putty to RHEL, set DISPLAY=windows7hostname:0;
export DISPLAY, then start xterm on RHEL. If this works, switch to xauth
instead of xhost.

With kind regards,

> 2011/5/9 Baurzhan Ismagulov <ibr at radix50.net>:
> > On 05/09/2011 11:50 AM, Usuário do Sistema wrote:
> >> I'm trying open one session xterm on of the same machine that holds
> >> the X Server but occur a error.
> >
> > If you don't want to do everything manually, you could try "ssh -X". It
> > will setup a tunnel and set $DISPLAY.
> >
> > With kind regards,
> > Baurzhan.

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