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Translate SSH terminal input to X.org's?

I just had an idea that it would be nice to ssh on to my PC using my mobile phone and remote-control the keyboard by writing to the terminal, using arrow keys etc. A sample use case would be scrolling ...
0
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1answer
30 views

How can I setup an X Server to run in the background on Windows?

I have grown tired of the (visual) problems I get when using the combination of not-so-great terminal emulation+CygWin on Windows. Now I just run a forwarded gnome-terminal from my server when working ...
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How do I get vlc via X11-over-ssh to display the right font, instead of black rectangles only?

I'm running vlc on my Arch Linux box, forwarded via X11/ssh to my Mac. All characters in the application have been replaced by a black rectangle, so I can't read any labels. I would guess that vlc ...
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3answers
195 views

Use Xming without putty

I currently do have putty and xming working correctly in tandem, however I don't really enjoy using putty's interface and the first command I run is gnome-terminal & and get my favorite terminal ...
0
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1answer
731 views

Fedora 20 Gnome session over X11 forwarding not working

In previous Fedora/CentOS distributions I was always able to run "gnome-session" over SSH with X11 forwarding. However, in Fedora 20, I instead get a window with a sad-face graphic that says "Oh no! ...
0
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1answer
61 views

Using “ssh -Y” on Os X

How can I display remote applications on OS X via ssh? If I try, I get the error "Could not open display". Im trying to access Raspbian (Debian) from OS X Mavericks.
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398 views

Firefox, two Linux machines, one X-server

I have a Linux machine I regularly log on to via ssh (putty) from Windows. I'm running VcXsrv X-server on my Windows desktop. I mainly use this to run a debugger (ddd) and firefox to access our ...
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1answer
194 views

How to move the remote x-window over SSH X tunnel, back to the remote linux host

Am connecting from my Linux (Mint) desktop to the Fedora (rpfr18) Raspberry Pi using SSH X tunneling. When the Pi comes up, I connect to it from the desktop xterminal using: SSH -X ...
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1answer
190 views

How can I specify a resolution for fullscreen applications through cygwin/x?

Most easily explained with an example. On my windows machine in cygwin I start the x server with: matthew@cygwin $ startxwin Then I ssh to my linux mint machine with X forwarding matthew@cygwin $ ...
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1answer
335 views

Fedora Server: X11 won't forward over SSH?

My roommate and I just set up a fedora install on a computer and trying to set it up with some server application as well. However, we can't get X11 to forward, with a number of random errors: $ ...
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0answers
160 views

How can I get Nautilus to work with X11 forwarding over SSH? I'm getting a bunch of errors related to D-Bus

Here's where things stand right now. I have Nautilus successfully running under Mac OS X 10.8 on a Mac Mini, installed via MacPorts. I am trying to pull it up on a second screen on a Raspberry Pi ...
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1answer
296 views

X11 Forwarding Error on Ubuntu Client, Though It Works On Windows

I have an interesting issue - on Windows using Xming I can forward X11 requests to my client (PC) successfully and can run the applications. However, I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC ...
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254 views

Can I use a desktop environment with X11 forwarding through ssh?

I use ssh a lot (read: constantly) for work. This involves having open vim windows and so forth. What I would prefer is to have a more polished look to these windows, rather than vanilla X11 which ...
2
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1answer
493 views

How do I stop ssh-agent from forgetting my password after I login to the screen session from SSH?

I have a screen session open in an lxterminal window. If I SSH somewhere, the first time it happens, an ssh-agent window opens and asks me for my private key passphrase, and after that ssh goes right ...
0
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2answers
383 views

GTK apps from remote server look bad

I ssh into my headless remote server with X11 forwarding. All my remote GTK apps from remote server look rather ugly. My default GTK theme is not applied. I think this has something to do with GTK ...
1
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3answers
129 views

Keep GUI app running after vncserver shutdown

I am trying to do the following: Connect through SSH to an Amazon EC2 instance Start a VNC server Connect through VNC Start a GUI application and log in Kill the VNC server but keep the GUI ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Mouse pointer missing in SSH windows

I have a problem with the mouse pointer when I use SSH to launch a remote window. I run ssh -CY somehost and then run some command that opens a new window. When the mouse pointer enters that new ...
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1answer
321 views

Local display using Xming-Putty

I've been struggling with Xming and putty for a while and I can't make it work; I enabled X11 forwarding in putty, updated xauth list on the client side with the xauth list of the server side. ...
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131 views

Local display using Xming-Putty

I've been struggling with Xming and putty for a while and I can't make it work; I enabled X11 forwarding in putty, updated xauth list on the client side with the xauth list of the server side. ...
1
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2answers
741 views

keeping remote X11 applications during remote client (i.e. Xserver) computer sleeps/hibernate/suspend

i'm using using slow but portable computers (asus eeepc, vivobook, etc) and do all my development on a remote server. most of the time i just ssh to the server, start a screen session, if anything ...
1
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1answer
192 views

How to connect to a vim server running in a re-attached screen session?

I normally ssh -X to a remote Linux box, launch GNU screen and run vim in server mode inside screen. After detaching and re-attaching to the screen session, I cannot send files to the vim server ...
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1answer
894 views

X11 connection uses different authentication protocol when using ssh -X

I cannot use X applications on one of my servers. (The same client succeeds in connecting to other servers so the problem is not on the client side). I connect with ssh -vvv -Y -4 jet (tried also ...
2
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1answer
604 views

X11 Forwarding for user without home directory

I have a privileged user without home folder with ssh access. I try to do X forwarding but I get the message /usr/bin/xauth: error in locking authority file /home/user/.Xauthority If I don't have ...
0
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1answer
78 views

OS X 10.7 with XQuartz can't X11Forward to remote Ubuntu 10.04

The problem: X11 forwarding doesn't seem to work properly. The setup: I'm using ssh to connect from my Mac to an Ubuntu box, trying to open xterm. The Mac is OS X 10.7 running XQuartz 2.7.2 ...
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3answers
2k views

How to do something like `mplayer movie.mpg` from ssh and it play on the current display?

I've set up a little media center computer running Arch Linux. I want to eventually get it so that there is no keyboard or mouse required. Right now I want the solution to be SSH. My problem is that ...
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0answers
120 views

Configuration to point an X tty to a separate system?

Specifically, I have an Ubuntu 10.04 system with a headless Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine, and I'm looking for a way to have it set up so pressing ctrl+alt+F8 will take me into another X client which ...
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1answer
239 views

Make nautilus not show desktop via SSH

Most of the days I am connected to my home server (running Debian) via a ssh shell from my laptop. Most of the tasks are done in the prompt, but sometimes I like to have drag-and-drop-file managers, ...
0
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1answer
508 views

avoid X11 forwarding from Mac to linux

I need to run a program on Mac remotely via ssh from a linux machine. The funny thing about the program is that it has a command line interface, but it always creates a GUI window, even if this is not ...
3
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1answer
509 views

ssh -X: take over the actual screen

I can work with "ssh -X user@ip" on my remote clients so everything is setup OK. But what I'd really want to achieve is not to have a "new" desktop through ssh, but really take over the screen. So I ...
1
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1answer
222 views

Forwarding X through 2 servers (4 boxes involved)

I'm trying to run a web browser on my desktop machine at work but display on my local laptop. To connect via ssh, I need to go through 2 servers. A: Laptop wanting to display browser that runs on ...
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2answers
4k views

How to forward X through two SSH tunnels?

I'm trying to run an X program on my home computer from my work computer. The basic setup is this: Arch Linux work computer -> OpenBSD SSH router(at home) -> Arch Linux home computer(with SSH) I've ...
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1answer
247 views

Trying to start a GUI process on a second machine

Background: I am helping out create a media wall from spare computers/screens for a local university to use processing.org/java to distribute renders across several machines. However, it's still ...
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1answer
11k views

Understanding X Windows DISPLAY environment variable when tunnelling

I want to ssh to remote servers, both running CentOS with X11Forwarding enabled. However the X application cannot run properly on one of them - on host B it works fine. But on host A I get the error ...
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2answers
2k views

Dropped ssh/X session, how to pickup where left off?

I am VPN from a Linux box to another. I log in to the other box with ssh -X. I open an X window/program in an attempt to do a software installation. The painful truth is that this software cannot be ...
2
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1answer
657 views

ssh X-forwarding display problems

Recently a server that hosts some gui applications I run through ssh X forwarding from my local machine, was updated to Centos 6 and ever since then, I've had problems running some but not all ...
3
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2answers
8k views

SSH: launch GUI programs on remote screen, not X display

The problem Most people want to connect to a server over ssh with the "-X" option in order to run GUI programs on the remote host using the display of the client. I would like to run GUI programs on ...
3
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3answers
887 views

X Session from Mac

How can I log into an X server from Mac OS X? I know that ssh -X username@host will log me in and I will have the capability to run X applications. On Cygwin/X you can log in and have a whole X ...
2
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4answers
11k views

Xauth/X11 ssh forwarding problem

When logging in with ssh -Y remotehost I get the following error message: /usr/bin/xauth: /home/hlovdal/.Xauthority not writable, changes will be ignored And xclock and similar fails to ...
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5answers
106k views

How do I fix a “cannot open display” error when opening an X program after ssh'ing with X11 forwarding enabled?

After launching the X11 app (XQuartz 2.3.6, xorg-server 1.4.2-apple56) on my Mac (OS X 10.6.8), opening an terminal in X11 and running xhost +, I then ssh -Y to my Ubuntu 10.04 VM (running on VMware ...
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2answers
1k views

Start (and display **on the remote machine**) a graphical application, via SSH

I'm certain this will have been asked elsewhere, but I can't seem to word it in a way that is picking anything up. I have a laptop next to me that I want to test my graphical (SDL) application on, as ...
4
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1answer
2k views

enable x authentication over ssh for the root

over ssh - $xclock $sudo su - #xclock X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. so I do - $xauth list /*copy the lines*/ $sudo su - #xauth add /*paste the lines*/ #xclock /* ...
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2answers
3k views

ssh with x11 forwarding: does not work from outside network

I have a laptop and a server. On the same lan network, I can ssh with X11 forwarding to the server via: ssh -Y -C username@internal.ip When I execute anything that opens an x11 window, things work. ...
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3answers
4k views

remotely startx over ssh

I am using some software that uses CUDA to run some stuff on the GPU. If I am using ssh to connect to the box, or vnc even, and I try to run the program I get an error that no CUDA device is ...
2
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1answer
443 views

SSH with X11 forwarding to host where I don't have a home-dir

I am trying to ssh with X11 forwarding into a host where I don't have a home directory. Because of that, xauth fails and X11 doesn't seem to work. I tried to specify a home-directory in advance but I ...
0
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1answer
177 views

Showing X-Forwarded window on current machine for mac

If I ssh into a server using ssh -X unixserver.com, I can run a command which opens a graphical application and the window will show on my current computer. I want the same to happen when I ssh into ...
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2answers
486 views

multiple X11 forwards over ssh?

I have two servers (lets say A and B). In order to ssh into A, I need to ssh into B first, and then into A. I want to run some GUI applications on A, so I am looking to forward X11 twice over ssh. ...
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1answer
39 views

x command line utility?

What is the use of x command line utility? What are the features of x command line utility and how is it different ffrom SSH utility?
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2answers
246 views

X11 forwarding - have window showing on two computers

I currently have 2 desks: one with a mac, the other with a 2 Linux computers on. One of those Linux computers is constantly on, so I would run the chat app on that (pidgin, most likely). I can run ...
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2answers
492 views

Paramiko ssh -X option

is it possible to open a ssh connection passing through Paramiko, as if we had used the command "ssh -X ...", for X11 management by the Server X ? Thank you for your help, Regards
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1answer
1k views

Remotely connecting to Ubuntu server from a Macbook: can't run PyMol

My lab runs a Ubuntu cluster, and in general I interact with it on my personal Macbook using SSH. Recently I've been going beyond the command line and have been experimenting with getting graphical ...