[NBLUG/talk] x problem

Steve Smith sjs at sonic.net
Fri Jun 18 23:03:43 PDT 2004

I just started having problems setting the display from one
machine to another and am stuck.  I've checked everything I
can think of.

I have two machines: a laptop called leia and an old Sony
VAIO desktop called betty.

I just added wireless to the laptop and it seems to have
stopped working now from the either wired etherneet and
won't work with the wireless although things seem ok from
the desktop box.

What I have done is:

/home/sjs> xhost +
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
/home/sjs> ssh betty
sjs at betty's password:
Last login: Fri Jun 18 23:03:54 2004 from leia.bebop
Have a lot of fun...
Directory: /home/sjs
Have a lot of fun...
Directory: /home/sjs
Fri Jun 18 23:12:16 PDT 2004
> ping leia
PING leia.bebop ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from leia.bebop ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64
time=5.86 ms
64 bytes from leia.bebop ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=64
time=3.09 ms
64 bytes from leia.bebop ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=64
time=9.62 ms

--- leia.bebop ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 3 received, 25% packet loss, time
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 3.093/6.194/9.627/2.677 ms
> setenv DISPLAY leia:0.0
> xterm &
[1] 1988
> xterm Xt error: Can't open display: leia:0.0

If I do the same experement from betty, everything seems to
work fine.

Does anyone have any ideas?  I'm stumpped.

Steve S.

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