Question about X on the arm's.

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Mon Nov 28 12:31:07 UTC 2016

On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 07:29:14PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:

>Okay anyone, I've had 3 or 4 folks over the last 36 hours claim that X is
>its own forwarding agent, why am I even using ssh? saying I'm not
>needing ssh at all.

pass it "-listen tcp", it should open a connection on port 6000+n (where
n is the server, starting with 0) and you can "export
DISPLAY=remotedomain:0.0" to run X11 clients on that server.

Notice that this is no good idea unless on a local, friendly network.
Also, all caveats with "modern" toolkits apply here the same (they tend
to be dead slow over tcp because of the massive image putting, you'll
only get indirect GL etcetc.)


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