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

  • To: "Tom Whittaker" <whittaker@xxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: Remote ssh -Y display: cannot create graphics configuration
  • From: "Hoeth, Brian R. (JSC-WS8)[NOAA]" <brian.r.hoeth@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:06:30 -0500
-Y Enables trusted X11 forwarding

The reason I'm running IDV remotely is because all of our operational
machines are HP's.  We only have 1 Linux box and it's non-operational,
meaning it's in a room on a different floor from where our operations is
located.  In the near future all of our HP's will be converted to Linux
and then I won't have to worry about remotely logging in and hopefully I
won't get these error messages any more.


-----Original Message-----
From: tomw.ssec@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:tomw.ssec@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 9:51 AM
To: Hoeth, Brian R. (JSC-WS8)[NOAA]
Cc: Michael Zeleznik; idvusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Remote ssh -Y display: cannot create graphics configuration

Hi Brian and Mike....Please pardon my ignorance, but what is the purpose
of the -Y option?  I've never used it, and the man page on the machine I
can use doesn't list it.

Also, would you please give us a brief "use-case" describing what you're
trying to do or why you want to run the IDV remotely?  As we define the
development path for IDV, it's important to understand how people are
using it....


tom (IDV Steering Committee)

On 7/27/07, Hoeth, Brian R. (JSC-WS8)[NOAA] <brian.r.hoeth@xxxxxxxx>
> I get a similar error when doing an ssh from my HP (running HP-UX) to
> linux box.   I never did find a solution unfortunately.
> Brian Hoeth
> NWS Spaceflight Meteorology Group
> Houston, TX
> 281-483-3246
> -----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
> 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 
> configuration.
> 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 ******
> Thread:Thread-3
> 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
>      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 
> appreciated.
> Thank you in advance,
> Mike
> Michael Zeleznik
> zeleznik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 801-485-1106

Tom Whittaker
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC) Cooperative Institute for
Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
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