[torqueusers] X forwarding in interactive session

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Tue May 27 18:27:36 MDT 2008

----- "Flavio Martins" <flavio.martins at fttinc.com> wrote:

> Hello,


> I'm trying submit and interactive job using qsub and TORQUE 2.1.9. I
> want to forward my X display so a GUI can be run. We always submit
> jobs by remotely logging into our cluster master node (usually ssh -X)
> and then submitting the job to the compute node. I have been unsuccessful
> using qsub -I -X for this purpose, possibly because of the double
> forwarding. Has anyone done this before?

Works here just fine - some quick troubleshooting questions:

1) what does "echo $DISPLAY" say on the login node ?

2) Can you run an xterm or xeyes or something from the
   login node of the cluster ?

3) Does it work if you use ssh -Y (instead of -X) to
   login to the cluster instead ?

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
 P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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