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X Windows/GUI Apps through SSH

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#1 Prog


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:53 PM

I learned this and thought I would share. First check the /etc/ssh/ssh_config on the server you want to use X Applications/GUI - Look for this line:

# ForwardX11 no 

Uncomment and set to yes

ForwardX11 yes

Disconnected from SSH. Now when you want to connect via SSH and be able to run X application connect using this line:

ssh -X username@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Once you are connected you should be able to run any X application and it will present the GUI locally.
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#2 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:57 AM

I've used this before. There is also some software that we purchased here at work (I believe it was around $1000). I can't think of the name of it but it was horrible and did this same thing.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:49 AM

Neat! I've heard of a Windows Software that does this as well which sets up an X server on your windows machine and allows you to connect Linux + Windows GUIs. HummingBird, but I think it is costly.
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#4 Grub


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:05 PM

What does the -X mean in the SSH line?
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