RE: Xterm issues

  • From: "Lawie, Duncan" <duncan.lawie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'mschmitt@xxxxxxxxxxxx'" <mschmitt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 08:12:04 -0400

there are a couple of extra steps ...
ssh -X sunhost
# get a list of X auth info
$> xauth list
sunhost/unix:11  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  70f1a1a3f444272ae0fa5b388b0b3f49
sunhost/unix:10  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  1827878ae62fd34205dfef870c85bf6b
# check your display and extract the matching auth 
$> echo $DISPLAY
$> xauth nextract - sunhost/unix:10  
0100 000c 6c6e6c3930642d3030303261 0002 3130 0012 4d495 ...
# switch user to Oracle and set your display
ora> export DISPLAY=localhost:10.0
# add the auth info
ora> xauth nmerge - <CR>
# paste the long key from the nextract above and hit return (twice)
ora> xclock 
# Success ! (hopefully).


From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Mike Schmitt
Sent: 07 September 2006 22:54
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Xterm issues


Thanks for the emails


I was running the 'xhost +' before, just forgot to mention it.


This time I did use the ssh -X command from the xterm to go to the sun server.  
Before I was using a separate ssh client to log into the Sun server.  After 
logging in I noticed a message that said an entry was added into the 
/home/<username>/.Xauthority file.  I ran xclock again and then it came up on 
my laptop without any errors, I did not have to set my DISPLAY variable.    


I then did a sudo into the oracle user on sun to kick off the installer.  The 
installer made me set DISPLAY.  After starting the installer it eventually 
through the error: Can't connect to X11 window server 'my IP address:0.0' as 
the value of the DISPLAY variable.  I could see the following with netstat -a


<sun server>.55671         <my PC>.6000     0      0 24820      0 SYN_SENT


Thanks for the help so far





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