RE: Remote ssh -Y display: cannot create graphics configuration

I get a similar error when doing an ssh from my HP (running HP-UX) to my
linux box.   I never did find a solution unfortunately.

Brian Hoeth
NWS Spaceflight Meteorology Group
Houston, TX

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-idvusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-idvusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Zeleznik
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 6:43 PM
To: idvusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Remote ssh -Y display: cannot create graphics configuration

I wonder if anyone has seen this problem? I checked the archives and did
not see anything that helped.

IDV runs fine on my Linux box (Fedora core 3) with a low end video card
(ASUS Radeon 9200 SE 128MB AGP8X).

I can also "ssh -Y" from my Linux box back to itself, and IDV runs fine.
Note, if I use "ssh -X", IDV complains about GLX extensions not being
available, but "ssh -Y" works okay.

Now, on a remote SunOS SPARC server (headless, but with OpenGL
installed), I have installed the Solaris SPARC IDV.

When I "ssh -Y" from my Linux box to that remote box, and then run
runIDV, I get a popup error saying that it cannot create a graphics
Here is what it prints out:

 > ./runIDV -debug -trace
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-monotype-arial-regular-r-normal--*-140-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1" to type
****** START ******
S   D     T>NamedStationTable.makeStations
36   297   <NamedStationTable.makeStations ms: 32
1230 6705  >NamedStationTable.makeStations
6    148   <NamedStationTable.makeStations ms: 5
25124 19885 >Decode.vm.init
4    0       >Decode.vm.getMaster()
1    0         Decode VM-getmaster-1
0    0         Decode VM-getmaster-2
3    0         Decode MVM-master-5
Java 3D WARNING : reported GLX version = 1.2
     GLX version 1.3 or higher is required
     The reported version number may be incorrect.  There is a known
     ATI driver bug in glXQueryVersion that incorrectly reports the GLX
     version as 1.2 when it really is 1.3, so Java 3D will attempt to
     run anyway.

Note, I see that same GLX warning when I run locally.

I opened my firewall up completely and still see the same problem.

I am not sure where to look next. Any pointers would be much

Thank you in advance,

Michael Zeleznik