Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-09-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Installing XWindows


I know a little about linux... but i'm no master by any means.

I am running a dedicated sever which I have been controlling via ssh. All is going well with that!

However I would like to get some sort of windowing system on to the machine and maybe chuck gnome or something. Obviously vnc will be my means of desktop access.

My question is how though?! I have had failed attempts to install XWindows and i put it down mainly to the fact i really don't know what i should be doing. The machine has RedHat 9 running and I have root access. I don't think it has any form of xwindows installed.

How do i go about doing this guys?

Cheers in advance
Old 11-09-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 3,032

Rep: Reputation: 58
Hi and welcome to LQ.

The most conveniant way of installing it would probably be by apt-get or a similar tool. You can probably grab it from or some similar site.

Oh, and VNC isn't such an "obvious" choice. You can have X use a remote X server for display (meaning your laptop or whatever other system you use), or you could simply enable X forwarding in the sshd_config on the server. Then log in using ssh -X user@host and just type the name of a graphical program to have it displayed locally (on your...say laptop).



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
xwindows Ammad Programming 1 02-24-2005 04:23 PM
Installing Xwindows from shell.. howto? dravya Linux - General 4 05-18-2004 08:02 AM
help installing xwindows via remote vher Linux - Newbie 2 10-02-2003 10:28 PM
Installing Xwindows AAU Linux - Newbie 0 02-07-2002 12:59 PM
Installing Xwindows on intel 810 chipset a4anmol Linux - Software 3 07-04-2001 03:11 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration