From: Sal Serafino <>
Date: Tue Feb 10 2009 - 16:53:23 EST
Thanks to Peter Kunst, Hong Duong, Sean Walmsley, Crist Clark, Matt
Clausen, Mr. D R Hughes, Francisco Roque , John Hallman, and Rodney
Rodgers for responding.  Almost all said to 'xhost +' or 'ssh -X', but
that wasn't the problem (as stated in my original post).  

And the Grammy goes to....    

Sean Walmsley pointed out that Xsun was starting with "-nolisten"
because of options in the service configuration.  He says:

    svccfg -s x11-server setprop options/tcp_listen = true
    svcadm refresh x11-server

I set "options/tcp_listen=true" but couldn't refresh x11-server (no such
service).  Instead, it worked fine once I logged out and then logged
back in.

Don't know what could have changed this in any recent patches.  Can't
remember the last time I *NEEDED* to export DISPLAY, but it used to work
just fine and then it stopped.

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> From: Sal Serafino <>
> To: Sun Managers List <>
> Subject: DISPLAY issue
> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:00:18 -0500
> Hi all-
> Strange thing happening that I can't figure out.  Running 5.10 on
> Ultra-45 patched to the latest.
> Whether using 'ssh -X' or 'xterm -display hostname:0' I can't get a
> window from a remote machine to display on my local desktop.  Removed
> ~/.ICEauthority, .TTauthority, and ~/.Xauthority.  Looged out, logged
> in again and it's not working.  Removed files again and rebooted local
> workstation, but it's still not working.  NEED to display remote
> process window on my workstation.
> I think it's something with the local Xserver because it's not tied to
> ssh and I can get the remote X clients to display on a [very
> inconvenient] alternate workstation.
> TIA,
> -Sal
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