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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

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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

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