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[virt-tools-list] virt-viewer via ssh -X

I am attempting to run virt-viewer via a CYGWIN X session on my Windows laptop, but am getting all sorts of errors when I do.


From a CYGWIN session, I run startx, then ssh –X to the KVM Host server. From there I run the following command:


[root kvmhost1 ~]# virt-viewer rhel6guest


And the virt-viewer window does display, however with no readable font on the task bar, just a bunch of rectangles. After a few minutes the virt-viewer screen dies, too.


Below are the errors I get when running the virt-viewer command:



Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display "localhost:10.0".


(virt-viewer:18802): Gdk-WARNING **: Connection to display localhost:10.0 appears to be untrusted. Pointer and keyboard grabs and inter-client communication may not work as expected.


(virt-viewer:18802): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='latin'


Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'virt-viewer' received an X Window System error.

This probably reflects a bug in the program.

The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.

  (Details: serial 523 error_code 3 request_code 41 minor_code 0)

  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;

   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.

   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line

   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful

   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)




Anyone have any insights?


Best Regards,

Jeffrey W. Kirkpatrick, RHCE
VP, Virtualization Platform Engineering
Bank of
America - 469.201.0440

Email:  Jeffrey W Kirkpatrick bankofamerica com


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