[slurm-users] Built in X11 forwarding in 17.11 won't work on local displays

Nathan Harper nathan.harper at cfms.org.uk
Wed May 9 15:14:20 MDT 2018

Yep, exactly the same issue. Our dirty workaround is to ssh -X back into the same host and it will work. 

> On 24 Apr 2018, at 00:03, Brendan Moloney <moloney.brendan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> We recently upgraded to 17.11, and I was trying to setup the new integrated X11 forwarding instead of using the spank plugin.
> Initially I was testing with an SSH session into our login node and things seemed fine.  Then I switched to using X2Go to connect to the login node and it broke.  The error was something along the lines of "Can't forward a local display" (sorry, didn't save the exact error and I have since reverted back to using the spank plugin).  With X2Go (and some other remote desktop solutions) you are assigned a local display number, which apparently causes this problem to surface.
> Has anyone else ran into this?  The spank plugin still works fine, but in the long term we would like to switch over to the integrated solution if possible.
> Thanks,
> Brendan

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