ssh login fails to set $DISPLAY

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at
Mon Nov 14 10:40:49 MST 2011

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:13:33AM -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> 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

If X11 forwarding is getting initialized correctly, is there anything
weird in PAM (for example /etc/security/pam_env.conf)?  It's a long
shot, but PAM can override environment variables in any way it pleases.

Andrew McNabb
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