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Xming is popular and free, although since I use the rest of Cygwin anyway, I tend to use Cygwin's X server. Oh and by the way, the client/server terminology in X seems backwards until you think about it the right way: servers are the things that provide a display service; they display the graphics and take mouse/keyboard input (like your Windows box); ...


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By adding the "-Y" flag to the ssh command, the display will automatically be redirected to your local computer. ssh -Y <remoteip> Then, if you start Firefox (or any other X application) in that ssh session, it will be displayed locally. (If you have a xserver running locally of course)


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Windows gives you a single implementation of a single desktop on top of a single implementation of a single API / framework, all done by Microsoft. On Unix systems, you get an API / framework (X11 / X Window System) for which exist multiple implementations (Xorg, Xfree86), on top of which you get various "higher level" API / frameworks (GTK+, Qt, ...) ...


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The key is creating a new "screen" on which the xserver can run. Something along the lines of startx -- :1 where 1 is the increment of the number of screens you already have running (with the initial screen :0). Fedora Forums has a good bit of information, but I'm not sure if its still accurate. For information best suited to your distribution, be ...


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i'd suggest taking look at xming or mobaxterm


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The preferred way to get the non-free nvidia drivers on Debian is via DKMS packages these days. All you need to do is: aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r` nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx (Assuming you have X.org and a desktop of your choice already installed). This has the following advantages: Kernel module gets rebuilt for kernel upgrades ...


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It sounds like you might have managed to uninstall your desktop environment. (Unless Karmic has replaced GDM, which I doubt.) If you were using GNOME, you probably installed Karmic with the ubuntu-desktop. You'll want to reinstall that: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...or possibly $ sudo apt-get --reinstall install ubuntu-desktop That should ...


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I found Bug 19365 which solved my problem: Starting Xnest / Xephyr with -kb.


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You are looking to do remote X. This is a good mini HOWTO.


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Not without some prior preparation. There are proxy Xservers, such as XMX or xmove that would allow you to reconnect the proxy to a new Xserver in theory, thus when the displaying Xserver crashes, you can migrate to a new one, but they do have their limitations. XMX is designed for screencasting of a sort, and xmove is designed for user-initiated migration, ...


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Linux Mint is based on Debian. In Debian, the single user run level is 1; 3 is still a multi-user run level and as such allows X to continue execution. So, you need to switch to run level 1, init 1, to stop all processes initiated by the default run level (2). Then you can re-init to the proper run level: init 2. See Debian run levels for more information.


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Xming is a nice, free and open-source option. Exceed is not free, but is a very nice option as well.


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DISPLAY is used by the X Window System to specify the host, graphics controller, and physical display. The default :0.0 means local host (frequently a Unix domain socket instead of a TCP/IP socket), first graphics controller and first physical display attached (0 for both). If you were connecting to an X server on a different host, you would specify that ...


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What makes you believe that the GUI experience would be "more snappy" by ditching the X Window System? Modern X servers use hardware acceleration where available (for OpenGL, for things like Compiz, for video, etc), so they do run "directly on the hardware" where appropriate. As to alternatives to X: Yes, they exist; a few that come to mind are Qtopia ...


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I believe you are being misled by X's non-standard use of "server". An X "server" is equivalent to a Windows "Video Driver" in most ways. They don't necessarily use the network and aren't in general slower than (say) MacOS's stack.


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If you don't really need a totally different X session but could go along with a nested one, try Xnest: Xnest is an X Window System server that shows its output in a window. In other words, Xnest opens a window that works like another screen in which the user can open windows, etc. once you're inside you can open a terminal, avoid the whole gdm issue ...


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I had a similar problem and while Alex Morega's answer is fine, I liked this one better: After installing xvfb, you can solve that in a single line: "xvfb-run <command>", where <command> is your program. Source


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I think I may be experiencing similar issues. Since I noticed the mouse I tried ctrlaltF1 then ctrlaltF7 and it was fixed for me. It's irritating that this happens a lot when I turn my TV off for a while then on.


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In Ubuntu, echo $DISPLAY probably yields :0.0, telling you your Ubuntu session is using display 0. That should leave any other number for you to use. So, :1 should have been fine, unless there's still some Xvfb running from a previous test? (Or, like the error states: unless some temporary file /tmp/.X1-lock was not removed after some earlier test.) But: if ...


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LCD Image Persistence


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Xvnc! I have an Xvnc server running on my otherwise-headless home server right now. I did have to edit the login-manager's settings to run the server properly, but it works, and gives me both 1) a user login prompt and 2) a reconnectable session. It does not provide direct access to graphics hardware, so it can't take advantage of hardware accelerations, ...


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definitely you need xpra, an excerpt from man pages : xpra - viewer for remote, persistent X applications Xpra is a tool which allows you to run X programs — usually on a remote host — and then direct their display to your local machine, disconnect from these pro‐ grams, and reconnect from the same or another machine, all without losing any state. ...


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There's really not a lot of options out there. You might consider using NX technology instead of VNC -- see FreeNX, NeatX, and OpenNX for open source versions, or NoMachine for a commercial version. Here's the status of all VNC servers I know about: RealVNC Free version. Fix your compile issues, and reconstruct the patch from this 2006 report that ...


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I tried transmitting 3D graphics over the network one time and figured out one thing: performance is bad. This happens because all accelerated graphics drivers do not really transmit any 3D data through the network (even if this is loopback or even UNIX abstract socket) but do some direct rendering. The configurations I tested included both Xming (Xming is ...


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In the X session, you can always consult the DISPLAY environment variable to get you current display number (echo $DISPLAY). Finding out others' display numbers is tougher. I don't think there is any standard way of getting the information other than asking all the users which display they are connected to, so any attempt to gain this information requires ...


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After some further research I came across this bug report and interestingly enough Comment 13 suggests to change /usr/bin/google-chrome to: #!/bin/sh exec /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --enable-greasemonkey --enable-user-scripts --enable-extensions --user-data-dir=~/.config/google-chrome/$DISPLAY "$@" So rather than overwriting the ...


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There are several ways: VNC Install a VNC server on the Windows machine. You can use TightVNC for example. Make sure you configured it to listen on a non-loopback IP address and it is not blocked by a Firewall. Install a VNC client on the Linux machine. If you use Debian or Ubuntu, you can do it with the following command in a terminal: $ sudo apt-get ...


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install an xserver on macos: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki launch it in fullscreen.


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If you have privileges to install stuff on the linux (and OS X) machine you can install NX Server/Player from NoMachine. It will forward X sessions and only uses ssh for communication.



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