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Old 03-25-2004, 11:38 PM   #1
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putty SSH connection


Hey guys,

I use putty to connect from another computer on the network, what would be the best way to access my linux machine and be able to run gui. Like VNC but I couldn't install it.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2004, 02:18 AM   #2
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you could try installing a X server on your windows machine (WinX32 has a 30 days free trial i thought) and connect with putty to your linux machine with options "enable X11 forwarding" (see 'tunnels' options). now starting an X app should open it on your windows machine this is really fast as your linux pc won't have to run X, and there's very low network traffic... It's even possible to get KDE running remote like this
 
Old 03-26-2004, 09:21 AM   #3
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i did that and typed gdm, it did load it on the system but putty is still on shell, nothing happened.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 09:47 AM   #4
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hmm if you click the icon of putty, you can do a "view log". check if the server accepted the X11 forwarding request. if it did... i don't know, maybe the X server on windows isn't configured or something, I had this setup once but windows didn't live very long because I formatted it to install linux :P I configured Xwin32 like this (start XConfig on windows):

tab: settings:
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sessions deleted all sessions
window single, fullscreen; backing store when requested
display the available IP address (no proxy); display number 0
security all empty

the others aren't very important I think. then start the X server (X-Win32). if everything is allright, you'll get a fullscreen empty X (black/white pattern with mouse cross cursor). now start putty, enter IP, select SSH protocol and click "tunnels" at the left and check the "enable X11 forwarding". view the log to be sure the server accepted X11 forwarding, and start some X application (try gnome-xbill ) you should be able to start a window manager like this too (not using startx, I just typed 'blackbox' and it came up)

good luck!
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