ssh login fails to set $DISPLAY

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Nov 14 10:31:55 MST 2011


On Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:19:08 -0500
Derek Carter <goozbach at friocorte.com> wrote:

> One thing to check when having X problems is permissions or free
> space in /tmp/
> 
> Can you start a VNCserver session on the broken host? (to verify that
> X works by itself)

X works on the host. I can run XFCE on it just fine. The regular user
has $DISPLAY set correctly, to ':0.0'.

I can SSH from the regular user to root on it, and $DISPLAY is not set.

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