Thursday, July 9, 2009

Using Putty, Xming to forward X11

If you are using Windows and you wish to forward X11 traffic to your windows. This is not a hard things. You need a couple of freeware

Step 1: At the Linux SSH Server
vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Ensure X11Forwarding yes

Step 2: Download Freeware

At your Putty session,

  • click on the host you wish to X11 forwarding
  • Go to Connection > SSH > X11 > "Enable X11 forwarding" > X display location "localhost:0"

Step 3: Install XmingNote: Xming uses Microsoft's OpenGL renderer interface as standard. If your display is quirky, download and use Xming-mesa usually render most clients that uses OpenGL

After installation of Xming or Xming-mesa
  • Launch Xming before you use SSH to forward X11
For more information, see Xming - PC X Server

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