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

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 06:11:13PM +0000, Kirkpatrick, Jeffrey W wrote:
> 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.
> Anyone have any insights?

What's the output of xdpyinfo?

It's unfortunate that Gtk is not well tested in the remote case and is
often a bit broken.  I use a few Gtk apps remotely all the time and
tend to notice this.  Fonts and icons are usually what breaks.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-p2v converts physical machines to virtual machines.  Boot with a
live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into Xen guests.

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