Bug 108582 - unable to open plain text editor
Summary: unable to open plain text editor
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.11 (xserver-1.18.4)
Hardware: All Mac OS X (All)
: high critical
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-10-29 00:55 UTC by jwelsch
Modified: 2018-10-29 09:19 UTC (History)
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2018-10-29 00:55 UTC, jwelsch

Description jwelsch 2018-10-29 00:55:11 UTC
Created attachment 142251 [details]
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for class, we use xquartz to remotely program our fortran codes saved onto our linux cluster. just last assignment, everything worked perfectly. however, this week, I cannot write any codes in my text editor. 
first off, I logged in by " $ ssh -X user@server.id "
I then used the command "gedit hw7p1.f90 &" to create my document just as I have been all year. This is what I got in return: 

(gedit:24305): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: 

please help, this is a time sensitive issue due later this week.

NOTE: between homework sets, I updated to the latest MacOS Mojave. I suspect this is central to the issue.
Comment 1 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2018-10-29 09:19:08 UTC
That indicates that you haven't configured ssh for X11 forwarding.  It isn't an X11 bug and is a local configuration issue.

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