X11 forwarding on Yosemite

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Oct 27 09:11:41 PDT 2014

On Mon, 27 Oct 2014, Chongkai Jiang wrote:

> I cannot get X11 forwarding to work on Yosemite. I installed xQuartz 
> 2.7.7 that used to work well under Mavericks.

I couldn't get it to work with Mavericks, but that could've been because I 
hadn't configured it in my SSH configs.

[ Checks ]

Nope; I had ForwardAgent and ForwardX11 set back then, along with 
X11Forwarding in the server.  How did you get it to work with Mavericks?

I've lost all my notes back when I had it working work->home, but I dimly 
recall that it involved something to to with an SSH agent (and I've loaned 
out my SSH O'Reilly book).

> From the following log, I guess "xauth generate" failed locally on my 
> Mac, right?

I get the same thing.  It would be nice to have this working, so I could 
run "xload" in my FreeBSD server, have a new Firefox tab opened on my Mac 
when reading remote mail, etc.

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