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I'm trying to run a remote firefox session on my vps, to try to download some large files to the server.

I've installed firefox from the apt repo remotely, and I also have firefox installed on my Ubuntu based PC.

After doing:

$ssh -X root@myip
root@myip's password:
X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0
Welcome to Ubuntu 11.10 (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-308.8.2.el5.028stab101.1 x86_64)

I type the following on the server:

$firefox -no-remote
(firefox:6026): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Error: no display specified

So I see two errors: "X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0" and "Error: no display specified". I'm doing something wrong, and would like to find out what.

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I solved my issues.

Error: "X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0"


"Error: no display specified"


Add the following to /etc/ssh/ssh_config on the client:

ForwardX11 yes

On the remote, install the following package: xauth

apt-get install xauth

[#31553] Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1 Year  [reply] [flag answer]
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