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Old 08-04-2005, 08:10 AM   #1
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remotely run xwindow using ssh tunnel?


i want to start the whole X window using an ssh tunnel, using cygwin and M$

what i have:
M$ windows
a ssh connection
and i can run graphical applications using this tunnel!
xeyes works fine and ethereal too ;-)

but now i want to run the whole x Window and not just one application

if i do
i get

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
Please report problems to

if i do
startx -- :1
i get a bunch of error messages, but it doesn't abort (but it takes too long for me (about 3 minutes) with no result)

if i do
startx -display myip:1.1
i get the same error message as if i only do startx

is there something like a special command or special arguments for running x window remotely, which i just don't know

Old 08-04-2005, 08:30 AM   #2
Kdr Kane
Registered: Jan 2005
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I looked at this a couple of weeks ago.

It's my understanding that if you want to run KDE, you'll have to have the same version of KDE installed on the client that is installed on the server.

I could run KWrite and some other applications remotely over ssh. But, I couldn't run kdm and kdetv didn't give any video output (but it launched fine). That makes sense to me.


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