System: archlinux as a vm on vmware workstation on windows10 host VcXsrv installed on windows10 host as X-client.

The question is: if I start X server on archlinux, how to use VcXsrv as X-client and connect to X server on archlinux?


You have to configure putty to know a X11 redirect is possible and on which screen of the local server had to connect here have my putty config: putty config

  • Black VcXsrv for me. Steps: startx in archlinux with DISPLAY=:0.0, same as your putty config, Session with ip of archlinux and Port 22, login, nothing display in VcXsrv. If I do in putty like dwm, dwm appears in archlinux's console in vmware workstation but still VcXsrv is a black screen. Did I miss something? – Tuyen Pham Sep 10 '18 at 8:52
  • The black window is the root vcxsrv, to let that window not show select the Hide Root Window, that will not appear anymore #edit# that option can be selexted by right click on the vcxsrv tray icon. – AtomiX84 Sep 10 '18 at 9:41
  • I follow this youtube, pretty same as yours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q-CAOo4e1s. Here I use archlinux and dwm as window manager, st as terminal simulator. I really want to invoke st to use as a window like in the video when he invokes terminal emulator in the left conner, but how? – Tuyen Pham Sep 10 '18 at 10:16
  • the trick seems to execute the Xlaunch and configure it (there is go next next next without make modification) that operation may create a configuration for a multiple window redirect. After that he invoke the xfce panel, once the panel is open can call all the application are present there. I try out with the gnome 2 panel and it is work, not very beautiful to see but works! – AtomiX84 Sep 10 '18 at 10:37
  • Did you mean I have to install xlaunch and configure something with it? So that I can invoke archlinux's terminal emulator? I'd like to use only dwm and st and minimal other third packages as possible. – Tuyen Pham Sep 10 '18 at 13:22

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