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Old 03-27-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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Launching gui applications on remote computer

How to launch the gui applications on remote computer(The application should be displayed on the remote computer, not on the computer from which command is given).

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Old 03-27-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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How are you connecting to the remote computer?
Old 03-27-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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Type, in a terminal,
The output should be something like this:
 12:06:37 up 19:27,  3 users,  load average: 0.39, 0.40, 0.74
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
bratmon   tty2     -                11:00    1:06m  0.22s  0.13s -zsh
bratmon   :0       -                11:04   ?xdm?   5:20   0.07s /bin/sh /usr/bin/startkde
bratmon   pts/0    :0               11:04    1:02m  0.00s  0.04s /usr/bin/kwrited
That :0 is the display name that's running kde. Type
export DISPLAY=':0'
Then just enter the name of the program you want to run.
Old 03-27-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
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If by GUI you mean Xorg windows you ask about vnc, for example .deb package vnc4server or similar. But for more info you must tell which distribution you have.
Old 03-30-2010, 01:20 AM   #5
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Thanks Bratmon,
I am trying to run a Qt application on ubuntu-8.10(remote-computer) . But the look of the gui is not the same as launching on the application on the local computer. How to solve it.


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