Thursday, December 13, 2001 12:21 AM - Erik
Problem with UNIX Matlab through SSH
When using an Xmanager SSH connection to machines running either Solaris or Linux, Matlab (mathematical software) fails with the error:
X connection to saba6:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
This only occurs when SSH is being used, and only with Matlab (amoungst the few programs I have tried). For example, I can open emacs, ghostview, or other xterms with impunity over an SSH connection, and Matlab works fine if I connect with rexec.
More confusing, this problem is intermittent. Occasionally Matlab will open once, and then fail the second time with the above error.
What things should I look at as the possible cause of this problem? And why would it affect Matlab specificly?