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green-ears 11-04-2003 01:56 PM

How do I setup xwindow to run a remote desktop on my local machine through ssh.
Hello all and thanks.

I have been trying to get a remote desktop to run through ssh on my local machine on ctrl-alt-f1. On ctrl-alt-f7 desktop my local default I can get the remotes apps to run on the local machine through ssh. Can I have startx of the remote on ctrl-alt-f1 and to just swicht from the remote desktop on ctrl-alt-f1 to the local desktop ctrl-alt-f7 and back again without loging in and out of the remotes machine and if yes how. My network is a lan.

Thanks green-ears :newbie:

mossy 11-04-2003 02:33 PM

You can run it thru vnc [ not sure which one] but I have actually seen vnc run thru ssh and it was pretty snappy too as far as speed goes. So it can be done but I do not remember the application they used for vnc.

Tinkster 11-04-2003 02:41 PM

if you enable X forwarding in ssh
you can simply start an application
remotely with

ssh -x <user>@<host> <program>
and you'll get it on your desktop.

man ssh for details ;)

Ooooops ... sorry, overlooked the
desktop bit :} ... use tight VNC ;)


mossy 11-04-2003 04:34 PM

yeah I nearly did that too Tinkster heh heh.

lnxkido 11-04-2003 05:47 PM

IF U R having a Windows desktop and want to access Linux box then U can export U'r LINUX desktop onto Windows...

U need
1) CYGWIN on Windows m/c (

2) Tera Term Pro and its extension. (look it up in Google).

Of course, cygwin is little slower than eXceed but it is free..

Good Luck !!

--The Linux Kid.

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