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Old 01-20-2010, 12:33 AM   #1
Delpheno
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SSH into a machine and open application?


So for Windows, I can load up Xming in the background, SSH into a Linux machine, and open up a file with gedit. Gedit appears on my Windows desktop through Xming.

I'm using Ubuntu now, and when I ssh into the same Linux machine, I can't open up gedit and mess with some files.

Is there a Linux version of Xming I have to get? I'm sure there's an easier way, I just don't know it.

Thank you.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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I don't really know how to do it, but the X server can be accessed through network, it was created with this purpose on mind. Look here: http://people.csail.mit.edu/wentzlaf//faq/ssh_X.html
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:44 AM   #3
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When you ssh, if you want to run GUI apps you have to enable X forwarding, with the -X option. If that doesn't work try the -Y option (which disables some security features, so be careful).
 
Old 01-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, worked like a charm.
 
  


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