I'm trying to run a graphical program remotely, without using ssh. I've set the display variable on the server (let's say server.com, Linux, not ubuntu, and no su rights) to point to my workstation (workstation.com, ubuntu 10.04)
setenv DISPLAY workstation.com:0
Then on my workstation I've tried both
Then I ssh into the server (to test things):
and try to run
xclock, and get the following error:
Error: Can't open display: workstation.com:0
I've looked at
/etc/ssh/ssh_config on the workstation and I should be forwarding correctly:
How do I go about troubleshooting this?
What logs on the workstation document these failed attempts?
To explain why I'm doing this: I want to run a batch job on a server to debug an MPI-based parallel program. I want to run xterm as the batch job executable, per the instructions provided by the system admins.
This setup use to work. I reinstalled things on my workstation and since then I frequently get one-time message along the lines
The authenticity of host 'hostname (XXX.XXX.XXX.XX)' can't be established.
My attempt to fix the above was to move my
~/.ssh/known_hosts file to a back up on both server and host, and then to
ssh from each to the other with the flag
-o StrictHostKeyChecking=no. I no longer get that message, but I was wondering does this play a part in why X11 forwarding is not working?