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Re: ssh X forwarding change in FC3

P draigBrady com wrote:
> Essentially what this means is that most X applications will
> break if forwarded back to a FC3 system with default config.
> Now it wouldn't be so bad if they just wouldn't work.
> They break in subtle ways usually related to mouse events.

It really is an *extremely* confusing failure mode -- what I was seeing
was that tunnelled X programs were mostly working fine, except that
XInternAtom was failing at random, causing middle-button paste to stop
working between windows, so it was acting like some kind of obscure X
server bug!

> This is just silly IMHO and will cause no end of hassles
> for users trying to figure out what's going on and
> also be a waste of time for developers of those X apps
> who will receive bogus bug reports.
> So can we change the upstream default back to what it used to be?

I do think it's a lame change that should be reverted, but even if not,
it absolutely needs better diagnostics.  A total failure to forward X
connections would be clearer than the current behavior.

(For the record, the way to make things work again is to put
"ForwardX11Trusted yes" in "~/.ssh/config")

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