X11 display openstack vms

Asked by smarta94

I am unable to setup X11 forwarding from my openstack hosted virtual machines -- is this possible. I ssh in via either the namespace qrouter.... or my floating ip address that I have assigned (of course using -X, -Y also doesn't work). Trying to launch a simple x application results in: Error: no display specified. I try to set one using export and then I am prompted with Error: cannot openst display: localhost:...

I am able to launch X applications on VMs I ssh into that I create using virt-manager on the host machine without a problem.

Is there a special configuration that is neccessary for openstack vm's to launch an xapp?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Did you check the openssh-server configuration to see if X forwarding was enabled?

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smarta94 (smarta94) said :

Yes, I had checked that previously. I did solve the issue -- apparently xauth did not install, but I still have an issue with it only allowing 1 X window to run when using openstack VMs as opposed to virt-man vm's where I can open several xwindows (via using screen).