I recognize this issue has been tackled before. However, I have had no success following their instructions, and I was hoping someone could guide me through this.
Situation: I am a new, OS X, user of unix. I have downloaded & installed XDarwin successfully. (I can open a new window using "xterm" just fine).
Goal: I would like to run a program from a very remote server in a visual manner. Specifically, I would like to run Stata through X Darwin.
Problem: I get an issue with "unable to open display."
(Note that I use bash in my personal computer, and tsch when I've logged on. Also note that <"my ip address"> is actually a number, I haven't simply copied other people's censored value)
1. Open xdarwin.
2. xhost +
3. export DISPLAY=<my ip address>:0.0
4. ssh -X (username@remotemachine).
5. setenv DISPLAY <my ip address>:0.0
It is at this point that I get the message
"xterm Xt error: Can't open display: <my ip address>:0.0"
I seem to have gone into /etc/ssh_config before and made it such that X11 forwarding is enabled. (I think ssh -X is redundant with that?). Is there anything anyone thinks I should do such that my display will open? I recognize some of my steps may be redundant. (Like my double exporting/setenv my DISPLAY variable).
I appreciate any help you can give me
Here is the standard procedure:
Make sure that on the remote machine in /etc/sshd_config, you have
Forget steps 2 and 5.
Also make sure that *no* tcsh startup script on the remote machine sets DISPLAY.
Instead of step 3, use "export DISPLAY=:0.0"
If you are on MacOSX 10.4, then instead of step 4, use "ssh -Y (username@remotemachine)"