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I have two computers running 10.4 . The first machine is a wired desktop with sshd. The second is a wifi connected laptop with the ssh client. When I use my laptop to bring up a remote gnome session to my desktop all the text gets reversed.

Steps:

1) login as a user on the laptop to activate the wifi with a stored key.

2) goto a console Ctrl-Alt-F1

3) do a xterm -- :1 to bring up a blank graphic session

4) ssh -Y user@desktopmachine gnome-session

This shows reversed text and messes up the keyboard so I can't type

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It seems that I had the parameter for xinit wrong. The following is correct:

1) login as a user on the laptop to activate the wifi with a stored key.

2) goto a console Ctrl-Alt-F1

3) do a xterm -- :2 to bring up a blank xterm session

4) ssh -Y user@desktopmachine gnome-session

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Can you try to connect per ssh

  • from the desktop to the desktop
  • from the laptop to the laptop

and see, whether the problem occurs there too?

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The problem only exists when I bring up a full graphics gnome-session on another machine. I think it is gnome-session interfering with itself since I can bring up individual applications remotely without issue but can't bring up a full session without the text reversing. –  Andrew Stern Mar 5 '11 at 16:03
    
I did some more searching and this might be a bug in gnome. Here is a reference to what I found: mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-list/2010-February/msg00021.html –  Andrew Stern Mar 5 '11 at 16:22
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