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Old 08-12-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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xwindows in ssh session

hi there
anyway i can open the graphics display within n ssh session or a telnet session??
Old 08-12-2004, 01:18 PM   #2
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only slight menu support. A good remote desk to use is cygwin. Its free and works well. Check out the docs for it.
For remote X you will need to edit /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf and change the





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Old 08-12-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
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If you run ssh from other linux machine (or from any machine having XServer, eg. W with cygwin would do), starting the ssh session with -X parameter, eg. ssh -X, you should have X forwarding enabled and thus could start any graphical programs remotely.

For X Forwarding to work, it has to be enabled from /etc/X11/ssh/sshd_config with line
"X11Forwarding yes".


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