ssh login fails to set $DISPLAY

Chris Wood chris at
Mon Nov 14 10:20:17 MST 2011

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Charles Curley
<charlescurley at> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:14:53 -0500
> Scott Edwards <supadupa at> wrote:
>> I'd check with "ssh -vv" - lots of interesting client/server messages
>> show up from there.
> Good idea. I did a login to the broken machine and a login to another,
> correctly working machine. I then diffed the results. I don't see any
> significant differences. They both report, in part:
> debug2: callback start
> debug2: x11_get_proto: /usr/bin/xauth  list :0.0 2>/dev/null
> debug1: Requesting X11 forwarding with authentication spoofing.
> debug2: channel 0: request x11-req confirm 0
> debug1: Requesting authentication agent forwarding.
> debug2: channel 0: request auth-agent-req at confirm 0

I've only messed with X using cygwin from a Windows box.  I know with
cygwin you have to set DISPLAY before you ssh -X.


No idea if this helps, but thought I would throw it out there.

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