Subject: Re: gnumeric lookin up:)
To: Paul (NCC/CS) <>
From: Loren M. Lang <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/25/2005 03:34:13
On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:27:01PM +1100, Paul (NCC/CS) wrote:
> gnumeric now rebuilt and i think it works.
> got a funny question now to test it.
> from home now, I can login to work and do :
> setenv DISPLAY
> (on my machine at work)
> but that is the allocated ip of my dial in
> gateway box. Not the box i'm working on
> right now. which is my pc on the home
> network.
> so i still get cannot open display:  error.

If you really wanted to get around this, then the correct fix would be
to tell the gateway box to forward port 6000 to your internal home
machine, but a much better fix would be to use X11 forwarding when you
connect to your work machine:

ssh -X

instead of 


Also, make sure that X11Forwarding is set to yes on the work machine's
sshd_config file.

> is there a way to redirect the X window
> display images that the dial in box is now
> getting, to go towards my pc on the home network?
> thks,
> P.
> --
> ____________________________________________
> Paul
> Australian Bureau Of Meteorology
> ____________________________________________

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