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Remote X: Windows to Linux
Plain Ol' Vanilla Remote X11
1) Install Xming and Xming-fonts
- Download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/
2) Add the Linux machine's DNS name(s) and/or IP address to the C:\Program Files\xming\X0.hosts file. File should look something like:
Linux1.mydomain.com Linux1 192.168.1.25
3) Start Xming
- (NOT XLaunch)
4) Start the connection: Connect to the Linux machine via ssh/telnet/rlogin/whatever and run:
DISPLAY=WINDOWS_IP:0;export DISPLAY;APPLICATION_YOU_WANT_TO_RUN EXAMPLE: DISPLAY=192.168.1.10:0;export DISPLAY;xterm
Minimize the telnet session, do not close it. If you close it, your X11 connection will close.
PROBLEM: “Xlib: connection to YOUR_IP refused by server”
FIX: Check the Xming log, it probably contains “Xming.exe: client 4 rejected from IP YOUR_IP”. If so,
- close Xming
- Make sure that the DNS names and/or IPs are in the C:\Program Files\xming\X0.hosts file
- restart Xming
FIX2: If problem is not fixed, restart Xming with the -ac option.
PROBLEM: Map starts but then I get a font error from OpenView.
FIX: Install the Xming-fonts onto your Windows box.
PROBLEM: When starting Xming, a Windows Security Alert pops up saying Windows Firewall has blocked this program.
FIX: Change Windows Firewall setting to allow Xming.
FIX2: Disable Windows Firewall by going to Services, setting Windows Firewall to MANUAL START and then stop the service.
PROBLEM: Cannot connect to Xming and I have checked all of the above.
FIX: When starting Xming as display 0, Windows Firewall does not complain. Check to see if Windows Firewall is blocking the connection.
Remote X11 Over SSH
1) Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_conf on the remote (Slackware) machine.
CHANGE: #X11Forwarding no TO: X11Forwarding yes CHANGE: #X11UseLocalhost yes TO: X11UseLocalhost yes
2) Install Putty (if it's not already installed).
3) Open putty and fill in the “Host Name” box.
4) Under Category > Connection > SSH > X11 check the “Enable X11 forwarding” box.
5) Click the “Open” button to start the connection.
6) Log into the remote machine as you would do in a normal SSH session.
7) Start the X application from the command line, a window should open on your local machine with the application.
(It's basically a regular SSH session with putty but with X11 forwarding enabled.)
- Originally written by arfon