How do I run XWindows in a remote connection

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Fri Dec 8 15:48:49 PST 2006

On 12/8/06, Miller, Bill <B.MILLER2 at> wrote:
> I am new to Linux and I have a server built and I am trying to do a "startx" using a putty window with ssh.   I need to be able to have a remote firefox browser so I can install WebSphere.

This really isn't the appropriate list, but...

You need to have a local X server running and enable X11 forwarding
through the ssh connection (server and client). On Windows, probably
the most common X server is Cygwin/X:

For X forwarding, you should be able to find the setting in the client
(putty) configuration. On the server side (Linux), edit
/etc/ssh/sshd_config so that X11Forwarding is yes.

An alternative is VNC, but it's a little more difficult to set up initially.


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