Unable to load driver swrast on CentOS 6

If you encounter the error when you run applications like MATLAB on CentOS 6

libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

You need to install mesa-libGLU*.x86_64 and mesa-libGLU*.i686

yum install  mesa-libGLU*.i686 mesa-libGLU*.x86_64

SSH and X-Forwarding on CentOS 6

I encountered this error recently when trying to X forward to another remote site.

"Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding."


and there was no and doesn’t display picture.

These are the steps I took to trouble-shoot

  1. I checked my /etc/ssh/sshd_config and noted that the I have “X11Forwarding yes”
  2. On my .ssh/config, I have the “ForwardX11 yes”
  3. But one of my parameter /etc/ssh/sshd_config  “X11Uselocalhost yes”. Apparently,I was able to X11 Forward for hosts specify in my /etc/hosts file, but those outside my host file, I was not able to display the picture.
  4. But once I modified the  “X11Uselocalhost no”, the issue was resolved.

There was this post that a user explained quite well. (http://www.authsecu.com/nntp/comp-security-ssh/19540-comp-security-ssh-what-does-%22x11uselocalhost-no%22-do.htm)

When doing X forwarding, sshd listens on a TCP socket for connections from X clients. Normally, it will accept connections addressed to the loopback address only (, restricting it to clients on the local host. X11UseLocalhost no means it will accept connections from anywhere. 

xrdp_mm_process_login_response: login failed on CentOS 6

This post is taken from my old blog xrdp_mm_process_login_response: login failed

If you encountered this error xrdp_mm_process_login_response: login failed when you use the remote desktop connection to connection to a vnc session.

Even if you restart xrdp, the error still remain, the issue could be due to locked  X11 session that was created by xrdp.

To solve the issue, go to the/tmp/.X11-unix/ and find your X session and delete the session.

# cd /tmp/.X11-unix

Do a listing

# ls -l

Look at the session owned by you which you wished to delete

srwxrwxrwx 1 root      root  0 Jul  9  2012 X0
srwxrwxrwx 1 user1  users 0 Jan 25 09:13 X1
srwxrwxrwx 1 user2      users 0 Jul 10  2012 X10
srwxrwxrwx 1 user3     users 0 Feb 19 13:31 X11
srwxrwxrwx 1 user4  users 0 Nov 20 15:10 X12
srwxrwxrwx 1 user5     users 0 Jul 10  2012 X13

Delete the session……

If xrdp still fails, it seems that it is due to orphaned X–. Once xrdp hits an orphaned X– which may or may not be from other users, the error will still remain.

To see the orphaned X11 session, you can do a vncserver, which you will see something like that

# vncserver


Warning: Head-Node:1 is taken because of /tmp/.X11-unix/X1
Remove this file if there is no X server Head-Node:1

Delete all the orphaned X–
Restart the xrdp service and try the remote connection.

# service xrdp restart

If you are still having the issue, do look at alternative solution

  1. X Server — no display in range is available. xrdp_mm_process_login_response: login failed


Fixing Authentication is required to set the network proxy used for download packages on CentOS 6

This was an old post from my dated blogger Fixing Authentication is requried to set the network proxy used for download packages for CentOS 6

I encountered this pop-up error today when I was xrdp into my CentOS 6. The error was something like this

authentication is required to set the network proxy used for downloading packages.  
An application is attempting to perform an action that requires privileges.  
Authentication as the super user is required to perform this action" and asking  
for the root password

Non-root users

Step 1: Launch a Terminal Console and type

# gnome-session-properties

Step 2: Uncheck PackageKit Update Applet .

See pix below.

Root User

Step 1: Disabled /etc/yum/pluginconf.d

# vim /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/refresh-packagekit.conf


xRDP Connection Errors on CentOS 6

After yum install xrdp and starting the service, I encountered the error during remote desktop to the Linux Box.

connecting to sesman ip port 3350
sesman connect ok
sending login info to session manager, please wait...
xrdp_mm_process_login_reponse: login successful for display
started connecting
connecting to 5910
error - problem connecting

At the /var/log/xrdp-sesman.log

[20141118-23:53:40] [ERROR] X server for display 10 startup timeout
[20141118-23:53:40] [INFO ] starting xrdp-sessvc - xpid=2998 - wmpid=2997
[20141118-23:53:40] [ERROR] X server for display 10 startup timeout
[20141118-23:53:40] [ERROR] another Xserver is already active on display 10
[20141118-23:53:40] [DEBUG] aborting connection...
[20141118-23:53:40] [INFO ] ++ terminated session:  username root, display :10.0

I have installed the necessary GNOME Desktop packages. Installing GNOME Desktop on CentOS 6 on a console before installing xrdp.

But the solution is quite simple. You need to install the tigervnc-server package and just the tigervnc only.

# yum install tigervnc-server

Restart the xrdp again.

# service xrdp restart