Can't start remote GUI programs like gedit, Firefox, and more GUI on RHEL.7 using terminal directly. how to open that direct, not as ssh. XTerm required for that? or what application is required for getting GUI? Kindly suggest me what to do? thanks


So this one's a bit unclear, but options are:

  • VNC witch is essentially remote desktop
  • Yes, Xterm can open GUIs but I am not sure if you want the GUI to be opened on the server or the client because by just opening it like you normally would on you PC but with ssh you just send a instruction to open a GUI, so it will open on the server. But if you're a good enough programmer you probably can write a script to open a GUI on the server, get it and put it on the client's screen.
  • IPMI, but you need a server motherboard with IPMI ethernet port.
  • when echo $xterm, is given, the output is xterm -256color......it means xterm is already installed in the server but why can't start GUI programs? – mmenon Jul 7 '17 at 11:10
  • Are you trying to open the GUI via ssh or directly from the computer? I think that, with ssh, it opens the GUI on the server you control via ssh. – root Jul 7 '17 at 15:09
  • how to open the GUI directly from the computer. pl see this output Caused by: java.awt.AWTException: Exception: class java.lang.IllegalArgumentException Width (0) and height (0) must be non-zero occurred while creating cursor CopyDrop.32x32 at java.awt.Cursor.getSystemCustomCursor(Cursor.java:362) at sun.awt.X11.XToolkit.lazilyLoadDesktopProperty(XToolkit.java:1435) ... 10 more – mmenon Jul 10 '17 at 3:47
  • Have you specified the cursor position/size? – root Jul 18 '17 at 13:28
  • no, how to specify – mmenon Aug 2 '17 at 7:21

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