View Full Version : [ubuntu] ssh to server using -X

June 26th, 2010, 12:41 AM
hi folks
i can ssh into server by command line without -X opt.
also able to use remote desktop using gui.

when attempting to ssh with -X opt i get the following message

xxx@xxx-desktop:~$ ssh -X xxx@xxx-lserver.local.
The authenticity of host 'xxx-lserver.local. (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 52:e9:e6:1c:c2:aa:34:8e:46:ac:50:94:a1:95:79:61.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? y
Please type 'yes' or 'no': yes
Warning: Permanently added 'xxx-lserver.local.' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
xxx@xxx-lserver.local.'s password:
Linux xxx-lserver 2.6.31-20-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 12 05:23:09 UTC 2010 i686

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Last login: Fri Jun 25 17:50:06 2010 from xxx-desktop.local
/usr/bin/X11/xauth: error in locking authority file /home/xxx/.Xauthority
xxx@xxxlserver:~$ nautilus
X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
Could not parse arguments: Cannot open display

can you help?

thanks in advance