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ssh -X: Remote application should open hyperlinks in the local browser

I use ssh -X to execute a GUI on a remote machine. This works great, except for one thing: If I click on a hyperlink in the application, then a browser gets launched on the remote machine. In my case ...
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Windows OpenSSH X11 client forwarding to a Linux server?

I want to ssh to a Linux device in Windows with X11 forwarding using OpenSSH. I've installed the xming server running on DISPLAY=:0 and set the environment variable using my powershell profile and ...
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Connecting over VPN and SSH breaks up the opening of windows with GLX

Situation This is my home setting: OS: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS VPN software: network-manager-fortisslvpn, network-manager-fortisslvpn-gnome, openfortivpn: 1.12.0-1 lspci | grep VGA: 3:00:02.0 VGA ...
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Windows 10 Ubuntu X11 with Xming (xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:0.0)

I am running ubuntu app on windows 10 (64b) same as on my other machine, exact same configuration with Xming for X11 but I am getting xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:0.0 I noticed that ...
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Getting wsltty to work with xming with ubtuntu

Having trouble getting wsltty to work with xming with wsl running ubuntu. Tried setting DISPLAY to various things, including the address given by xming (DISPLAY=172.x.x.1:0.0), but keep getting the ...
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Can no longer forward X11 with MobaXterm

Until today, I was able to effortlessly enable X11-forwarding with MobaXterm from my Linux laptop to my Windows laptop. However, as of today, I am suddenly getting this error message whenever I try to ...
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Will a newer CPU with a few cores or an older CPU with more cores compile code faster? [closed]

I am a university student studying computer science, and I am just starting to explore the world of servers. I currently use a 2018 15" MacBook Pro as my main computer for writing, compiling, ...
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How to use remote microphone using x11

I can't seem to find a solution for my problem, so I hope someone here knows a solution. What I'm trying to achieve I have setup a Hyper-V VM running Ubuntu 20.04, which I use when working from home. ...
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Open clicked links in forwarded X11 email in a local browser instance

I forward Claws mail from my laptop to my desktop over ssh. When I click on links in messages Claws will try to open a browser process on the laptop. I use Brave and it uses hardware acceleration ...
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How to run a browser over ssh remotely on the remote network

I need to access a webpage on a remote network through a headless machine I can ssh into (with sudo privileges). I can't use a direct ssh tunnel with forwarding connections (-L8080:remote.ip:80 for ...
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nested X11 forwardings on ubuntu 18.04 and ssh (Jupyter-Notebook)

I have installed jupyter-notebook on an ubuntu 18.04; let us call it Server A. The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live ...
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How can I avoid running into “MIT-SHM missing on display” error?

I am trying to create a raytracer with a simplified X-Window Interface library provided to me (instructions example). I'm working on Ubuntu 20.04 on WSL 1 and use VcXServ. As for now the only thing I ...
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Is it possible to attach a remote X11 session as second monitor?

I am trying to use the monitor of a remote system as second monitor on my local system. I can use X11 ssh forwarding but this is not doing what I want, because then I have to set the DISPLAY variable ...
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Green Screen in x11 forwarding

have problem when I try to open pycharm from ssh connection using X11 forwarding. I try to do it with mobaxterm X11 server, also from Putty connection but in all I see the app starts but instead of a ...
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Why do only some applications generate “MobaXterm X11 proxy: Unsupported authorisation protocol” error?

This question is related to How to fix "MobaXterm X11 proxy: Unsupported authorisation protocol", but the answer there did not work for me. I use MobaXterm to ssh from a Windows PC to a ...
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X11 over remote Docker container stops working after resetting VPN

I'm running on ubuntu 18.04, with a "operator" machine VPN'ed into a network that has the "Test" machine. The test machine runs a Docker container that has a GUI application that I forward over X11. ...
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X11 Forwarding Display

I have putty on windows with x11 working(xapps all run fine) with the display set to $DISPLAY = localhost:10.0. I'm sshing through putty with x11 enabled into a raspberry pie application as root. I'm ...
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Multi screen remote desktop

I am looking for a solution (free or paid.) for our small company to improve the environment for working from home. (especially during this period) We have 3-4 monitors at the remote site (homes) and ...
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Why is delay with VcXsrv so much slower than Xming when X11 forwarding

I was beating my head against the wall trying to figure out why opening an application through X11 forwarding was taking so long. To open the simplest app like xclock was taking ~20 seconds for the ...
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Multi-hop X forwarding via ssh

Now I have such a need: Xshell——host A——host B When I ssh directly from Xshell to host B, I can open xclock When I ssh from Xshell to host A, and then connect to host B via host A, opening xclock will ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for compiled emacs via X11

I compiled emacs from source (using g++) on my work Mac (on which I do not have root access). Now, I wanted to make a test, whereby I open the compiled Emacs.app while being logged in via ssh. However,...
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X11 forwarding with Windows Subsystem for Linux

I have been researching this for some time but I have not been able to find a solution. I do not seem to be able to run X11 applications remotely, on a server running WSL, and have them displayed on ...
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macOS X11 forwarding error

I need to forward display one of software run from Linux computer (Debian 4.19) to my Mac computer (macOS 10.14.6 Mojave). I use XQuartz 2.7.11. The software 'freeze' once displayed and on terminal ...
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Gaming over Xpra

I have a local gigabit connection, way over what I need, but it can definitely support 1080p video and audio streaming easily. My problem comes to two things, first input, and second initialising GLX ...
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X11-forwarding not supported by server (CentOS 7)

i use MobaXterm SSH Client to use Terminal windows on a CentOS 7 Linux VM. When i logged in, following message displayed: X11-forwarding : ✘ (disabled or not supported by server) Doings: ...
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PuTTy Login timeout and X11 Forwarding

I'm using PuTTy and X11 forwarding (XMing) and I'm trying to simply log into a linux PC in my network, from which I want to launch graphical applications. I'm following this tutorial http://www.geo....
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ssh X11 Forwarding will not display Mac OS X Apps on Raspberry PI

I'm trying to remotely run some apps from my Min Mac running Mojave and a raspberry pi 4. When I run ssh -Y from my raspberry pi to the mac I get and error stating X11 forwarding request failed on ...
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How to run a Windowed JAR file over SSH without installing JRE and without root access on NetBsd?

First, I can use Java, but for what I want to achieve (building a database where othe only application supporting the format is in Java), I need 100Gb of RAM during 20 hours. I have access to a ...
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How to forbid fullscreen for an X-Forwarded window

I am running an application via SSH and X-Forwarding. The application runs automatically in fullscreen mode which is very unhandy. Is there any way to run the remote application in a windowed mode ...
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Strange slow down of TCP connection on X11 forward

I have a home computer H (Linux), a work computer W (Mac OS X), and a public server S (same Linux as H) with IP 11.22.33.44. As H and W are all behind NAT, I use autossh to connect them both to S and ...
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Weird that my remote ssh access open X window on the remote server but not on local client

I have setup my /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the server (Mac OS) as follows: X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalhost no I can then from the client (another computer) ssh -X myaccount@...
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Why does XWin Server from Cygwin not open?

I installed cygwins X Server to be able to X forward on Windows 10 as explained here. Now the installation completed and it finished without problems, but when I try to start the XWin Server as ...
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Running GUI app through Docker on a Mac

I'm trying to run a GUI app inside of docker (using python and displaying matplotlib plots). After searching around, it seems the way to start a docker container with X11 forwarding is with the ...
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X11 - Forwarding and efficiency

I have a graphically intensive application that needs to be forwarded over X11. I spent some time researching X11 and its (in)efficiency, including this great post: Why is X11 forwarding so ...
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SUDO_ASKPASS prompt is opening on remote machine

I am trying to rsync a directory from a remote machine to my laptop. The directory on the remote machine is not owned by the ssh user, hence I am trying to use sudo as explained here Both machines ...
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What could slow down Windows increasingly as days go by?

I wanted to share this experience with all. I eventually fixed it, as explained in below own-answer. Lately, I noticed that some operations on my Windows 7 box were becoming slower and slower as days ...
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Find out X server window manager from X client

I login on a remote machine with ssh -X. My local machine runs a non-reparenting WM. The remote machine needs to know what WM the machine running the X server uses, in order to set or unset an ...
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X forwarding the other way around cross platforms?

Ok, so we've had X forwarding for quite some time. And it's a nice feature where you want to have some remote applications running remotely and the ui drawn locally. And I noticed that it's possible ...
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Setting up X11 forwarding over SSH on Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ connected to my local network and I can SSH into it with no problems. This does cause some problems though as everything is done on the command line. What I would ...
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X11 forwarding with windows host and windows server

I know that there are a lot of X11 forwarding questions out there, but they never seem to address a Windows client to Windows server setup, so I am beginning to question if it is even possible. I ...
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X11 virtual output with Nvidia card (and amd processor)

I have a Nvidia card and I'm trying to add a virtual screen, but no way to get this working my xrand says that VIRTUAL output doesnt exists root@workstation:/home/awill# xrandr --addmode VIRTUAL1 ...
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Why doesn't X11 forwarding work from me on MacOS?

I am following this tutorial to run GUI from docker on a MacOS host. brew install socat brew install xquartz and then using open -a Xquartz I enable connections from clients: Then I run socat TCP-...
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Ssh X11 forwarding messes up with default shell

I have a bash specific code in my bash profile: $ cat ~/.bash_profile #!/usr/bin/env bash echo "SHELL: $SHELL" function printfiles() { while IFS='' read -r _file || [[ -n "$_file" ]]; do echo ...
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How to redirect X output to file?

I know with linux the server X that manage Ui is a protocol with client server. So the app that use UI didnt directly render thing. It transmit to server X that render it with hardware. So the server ...
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SSH X11 forwarding keystrokes are getting stuck

Using PuTTY with X11 forwarding and the VcXsrv server for Windows, I access a Linux machine on the wireless LAN. Any keystrokes I make get repeated multiple times as if the key was stuck, for example "...
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Using Xming X11 Launcher With Windows SSH Cmdline

I am trying to use X11 forwarding using the following command while XMing is running (using XLauncher): ssh -X2 user@server:port but it does not set the DISPLAY environment variable, which I believe ...
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X Forwarding for Mono Application

I'm having some issues getting a Mono application with a WinForms GUI to work over a SSH connection with X11 forwarding enabled. The machine I'm sitting at is a Windows 10 laptop. I have both Xming ...
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Ubuntu login screen hangs after installing xpra

The following steps reproduce the problem: Install Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS sudo apt-get install xpra Reboot Login screen hangs (no response from keyboard and mouse, no cursor at all) At first, I didn't ...
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X11 Multiple monitors with Putty

I'm currently trying to use X11 forwarding via Putty on my Windows laptop to run Pycharm. It works fine on my native laptop screen, but when I connect another monitor, I get this: White space. As ...
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Why is X11 forwarding so inefficient?

Whenever I remotely launch large GUIs with X11 forwarding, even including the -C switch, the experience is very unresponsive. My question is, what does, at the concept/protocol level cause this? With ...