SSH X Window Forwarding
I was using Mac’s X11 terminal to run a GUI application remotely, when suddenly it gave the dreaded:
Tk initialization failed: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable.
Why? There’s no way my machine couldn’t handle X Window Forwarding.
Turns out to enable X Window Forwarding, you need to include the -X command line argument:
ssh -X you@server
This is like checking the enable X11 forwarding box in Putty.
Posted on November 3, 2010, in Computer Configurations and tagged putty remote connection ssh x11 window forwarding tunnel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.