John Manak John Manak - 2 months ago 15
Git Question

git produces Gtk-WARNING: cannot open display

I've been working on my project remotely through the command line on a machine to which I don't have admin rights and after running

git push origin master
I get the following error message:

(gnome-ssh-askpass:29241): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:


My
.git/config
file has the following contents:


[core]
repositoryformatversion = 0
filemode = true
bare = false
logallrefupdates = true
[remote "origin"]
fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
url = https://username@github.com/username/repository.git
[branch "master"]
remote = origin
merge = refs/heads/master



I was getting the 403 error earlier. Following the comment here, I put my username before the @ sign in the remote url and since then, I've been getting the Gtk error.

When I login to the machine using
ssh -X
and try to push, I get the following error:

X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
(gnome-ssh-askpass:31922): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:localhost:10.0


If I change the url of the remote to
git@github.com:username/repository.git
, then the error is:

ssh: connect to host github.com port 22: Connection timed out
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly


Do you know how to fix this?

Answer

I have finally discovered a solution to the problem. As it was described here, I ran the following command in the terminal:

  unset SSH_ASKPASS

and then running git push origin master works the way it should. You can also add the line to your .bashrc file.