The following options is set in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

ForwardX11 yes

ForwardAgent yes

ForwardX11Trusted yes

export $DISPLAY :0.0



$ ssh root@server ip address


X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0

please explain how to configure x11

cannot restart sshd after editing

Already xorg is available in redhat7. library@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -i xorg

xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.17.2-22.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-vmware-13.0.2-7.20150211git8f0cf7c.el7.x86_64 abrt-addon-xorg-2.1.11-45.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-ati-7.6.1-3.20160215gitd41fccc.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-xkb-utils-7.7-12.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-font-utils-7.5-20.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-1.0.11-4.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-server-utils-7.7-14.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-vesa-2.3.2-20.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.8.2-1.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-fonts-Type1-7.5-9.el7.noarch xorg-x11-server-common-1.17.2-22.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-dummy-0.3.6-21.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drivers-7.7-6.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-wacom-0.29.0-1.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-fbdev-0.4.3-20.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.1.1-18.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-v4l-0.2.0-42.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-evdev-2.9.2-2.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-xauth-1.0.9-1.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse-13.0.0-12.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-utils-7.5-14.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-void-1.4.1-1.el7.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.99.917-22.20151206.el7.x86_64 [library@localhost ~]$


The mentioned options belong to the ssh_config, not the sshd_config. You should add them to the client, not to the server!

  • Please explain how to do it – mmenon Jun 29 '17 at 6:47
  • not to the root? – mmenon Jun 29 '17 at 6:48
  • Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config, remove these options you wrote there. Open ~/.ssh/config and add them here. – Jakuje Jun 29 '17 at 6:50
  • using it as normal user?. – mmenon Jun 29 '17 at 6:54
  • normal user can not write in /etc/, but the ~/.ssh/config should be written as a user you are going to use. – Jakuje Jun 29 '17 at 6:55

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