Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I can use rdesktop fine on my Linux Mint (3.2.0-23-generic kernel) system like this :

rdesktop IPAddress

However, I'd like to run rdesktop through my OpenSSH ssh tunnel. I using the following:

ssh user@localhost rdesktop 123.456.789.123

enter password : PasswordInputted

Autoselected keyboard map en-gb ERROR: Failed to open display:

What am I doing wrong? ( i have read this already

share|improve this question
Add the -X switch to the ssh command – Paul Mar 8 '13 at 11:33
Yes I think this is an X error - ssh -X should work. Check this by doing a ssh user@localhost xterm – Dave C Mar 8 '13 at 11:35
Thanks. I tried that and the error does not show but then neither does the rdesktop interface? It just shows the cursor in the terminal? – Gizmo_the_Great Mar 9 '13 at 12:14

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .