#219 can't display from remote hosts

X server (105)

Failed displaying applications from remote host on Xdarwin. The
problem seems to come and go - I was able to display for a while,
but without any warning, it doesn't work any more.

Executing the "xset q" command, I find one line that may be
related to this problem:

Xlib: extension "XFree86-Misc" missing on display ":0.0".

(I am not sure if this happened alreay when disply from other
hosts works fine.)


  • Torrey T. Lyons

    Torrey T. Lyons - 2002-11-12

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    Check the following page for information on how to forward X11 connections from a remote computer. <http://oroborosx.sourceforge.net/remotex.html> There are many ways to do this and several ways to go wrong.

    One thing to be clear on is whether particular applications fail or whether you can't use any applications remotely. Some applications may fail because XDarwin does not support everything XFree86 does on other platforms. The XFree86-Misc extension is one example, although most of its functionality would be useless on XDarwin anyway.

    If you are having a problem forwarding all X11 applications then you likely have a configuration problem which you can get help from with the page above. If you have a particular application with problems, then post a new bug with details of the errors you see.

  • Torrey T. Lyons

    Torrey T. Lyons - 2002-11-12
    • assigned_to: nobody --> adrianu
    • status: open --> open-works-for-me
  • J. Scott Franko

    J. Scott Franko - 2002-11-20

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    did you check your firewall settings in the sharing system preferences pane? If you turned on firewall, you will have to explicitly add port 6000 to the list of allowable ports.

  • Torrey T. Lyons

    Torrey T. Lyons - 2003-11-14
    • status: open-works-for-me --> closed-works-for-me

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