John Manak John Manak - 4 months ago 31
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:

file has the following contents:

repositoryformatversion = 0
filemode = true
bare = false
logallrefupdates = true
[remote "origin"]
fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
url =
[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
, then the error is:

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

Do you know how to fix this?


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


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