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Old 12-09-2005, 02:08 AM   #1
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Exclamation access remote machinie GUI

When i am remotly logged in using ssh, i can use all the contents except GUI. How do I access GUI?
As far as i know there should be some display parameter that is to be defined for remote access.
Old 12-09-2005, 02:12 AM   #2
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You can forward X with SSH: "ssh -Y user@hostname ..." (-X for older versions). That allows apps to use X of your local computer.
Old 12-09-2005, 05:54 AM   #3
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Another possibility is to use vnc.
Install vncserver and then start it:

$ vncserver :1

Then, on the remote machine, access it using

$ vncviewer HOSTIP:1

replacing HOSTIP with the IP of your host.

Note that this is not as safe as using ssh. You can tunnel vncserver through ssh. If you like doing this, google it - there is a lot of documentation out there.

Old 12-11-2005, 09:58 PM   #4
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i did this!!!!
in client side, /etc/ssh/ssh_config, edit the line allowx11=no to yes
in server side, /etc/ssh/sshd_config, just remove the comment where it allows remote ssh. it works for me now.

Thank you all for the suggestions


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