Re: Remote X

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Jonathan Allen wrote:
Hi All,

Moving right along with this issue, Kevin recommended:
xinit /usr/bin/ssh servername "startkde&" -- /usr/bin/Xnest :1 -ac -fp unix/:7100
On my machine, the Xnest path is /usr/bin/X11/Xnest but it started.  Then
is sat furiously looping on the xterm session asking for the password of
the account on the server - and I couldn't type anything.  Had to ^C to
break out.  How do I move forward from here ?

Jonathan
I have it setup so ssh does not ask me for a password. Not really familiar with any alternatives to this but I can help you with ssh.
Generate a key:

ssh-keygen -t dsa

It will ask you for a passphrase. If you leave it blank your private key will be unprotected. If you set the passphrase you will need to start ssh-agent and add your keys before you do the Xnest.
Next copy your public key to the known_hosts file on the target machine.

cat ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub |ssh servername "cat >>~/.ssh/known_hosts"

(That command looks ugly but it was my attempt at not clobbering the known_hosts file if there already is one) Now "ssh servername" should login without a password. If you set the passphrase it will still ask you for that. To help with that you need to start the agent and add your keys.
ssh-agent
ssh-add

Then, run "ssh servername". It shouldn't ask you for a password or passphrase.





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