On the Jabref opening via remote access

I am trying to use Jabref to do some fixes in my .bib files. I’ve installed via snap at my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS machine and all works fine. But I need to work from other machine in same university, where I can’t install Jabref. So I do the command like this

$ ssh -X user@machine.university.br

And, after give the password:

$ jabref

If I was at a session in my machine, Jabref would open after that command. But how I am doing remote access, I receive an error message:

X11 Connection Rejected Because of Wrong Authentication

But it happens only with Jabref. All other software opens at command line.

I don’t know why this happens, how can I open Jabref remotely, if possible?



this seems to be a general problem with snaps and X11 forwarding.
Here is a workaround:

Since a while we also provide native deb and rpm files:

Remember to make a backup of your library before trying this out.

Dear Cristoph:

I’ve used the same command, just exchanging “brave” by “jabref” and it works finely!

Thank you very much!

Best regards,

Rogério Nunes Wolff

By the way, all other snap software requires the same fix…


Thanks for the quick feedback. Glad that it works now. :slight_smile: