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Old 11-23-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
tsunami_imcool
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How do I start a GUI program from another location?


So, I have the GUI running on my laptop, but I would like to use something like SSH to start a program on my laptop. I don't know how to do this.

I have done things previous to this like using SSH to make the computer in the other room make annoying beeping noises, but not this.
 
Old 11-23-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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First thing you need is the SSH server in the computer that you want to connect to.
Then you use the client to connect to that server.

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Old 11-23-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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ssh -X ipoffothercomputer

you may need to be root or use sudo


then you have to use the command line start to bring up the gui. Example
you want into computer othercomp@otherroom.com to open its firefox,

ssh -X othercomp@otherroom.com
answer questions (password etc)
firefox &

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Old 11-23-2011, 08:51 PM   #4
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If you run a graphical command from the command line, you will need to specify the display.

I can get GTK apps to run with this:

gedit --display :0.0
 
Old 11-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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Try the TigerVNC.It may be useful.
 
  


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