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Old 06-05-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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headless server

I want to setup remote X but I am a little confused about what options I have.

My server (x client?) doesn't have any input or graphics card.

Do I install X11 on it and set that up to forward or can I do something with VNC or do I have do to do something with Xvfb?

I'm just trying this stuff out and ideas would be fantastic.
Old 06-05-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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You will need the basic X libraries and programs installed, but you don't need to actually configure X on the headless computer. If you do it like I usually do you can just enable X forwarding in the sshd_config on the server computer and then ssh to the server from an xterm (aterm, wterm, Eterm, Console...whatever) using ssh -X user@host and launch graphical applications on the server that will display on your local computer (using the local X server for display).

Old 06-06-2004, 08:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. Works great.


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