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X11 port forwarding using Windows SSH client

I use PuTTY's X11 port forwarding option to connect my PC to my Raspberry Pi and run X11 apps, but I can't figure out how to do the same thing using Windows Terminal. Apparently, X11 requires more ...
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WSL2 won't use Xming on Windows 11

I'm using WSL2 with Ubuntu 20.04 on Windows 11. I've noticed that when you open a GUI app like xmGrace or Gnuplot, WSLg opens the GUI app through the "Remote Desktop Connection". So Xming is ...
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Cannot enable interactive widnows using ssh -X when connecting to a Linux server from my Windows machine

I need some help. I am trying to use ssh -X to connect to a remote server that has enabled X11 forwarding. When I use my MacBook to connect to the remote server, I use ssh -X USERNAME@SERVER and then ...
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Too old OpenGL drivers, update WGL [duplicate]

I have a linux server running on my old laptop. I use Xming with forwarded X11 to connect to it via XDMCP. My problem is that when I try to run certain application I get an error that my OpenGL ...
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How to fix putty/xming Error: Can't open display error

I do find many instructions and even questions here which are out of date or the answers not helping me. Therefor Setup on ArchLinux box: /etc/ssh/sshd_config: X11Forwarding yes ...
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Why do I need to set DISPLAY variable to 10:0?

I have a Win10 machine, with Xming 6.9.0 installed. I use Putty to connect to a remote Ubuntu 18.04 instance. I see the following: ubuntu:~$ export DISPLAY=:10.0 ubuntu:~$ xeyes #xeyes is shown on my ...
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Having trouble running Firefox on Linux remotely

I am having trouble running Firefox on Linux remotely. When I use PuTTY and X11 to ssh remotely into a stand-alone Oracle Linux 8 box on my local network and run Firefox, the app comes up and hangs; ...
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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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How to connect from Windows to Ubuntu and launch Nsight?

From Ubuntu to Ubuntu I would use: ssh -X __username__@__hostname__ nsight And I can see Nsight running on my local desktop while programs are compiled at the remote. But how to do that from ...
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WSL: QT application fails to start

I have compiled a simple QT Quick application (using Ruby-Qml, but I don't think this matters) on Ubuntu (18.04) via WSL on Windows 10 v1903 and get the following error when launching with Xming. ...
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Manage Windows and linux programs with a Linux (WSL) window manager

Im wanting to run a fullscreen Xming (or alternative) instance within Windows with a custom window manager (Using i3wm) to replace the pesky windows Shell. This will give me native Linux and Windows ...
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What is the equivalent of "/tmp/.X11-unix/X0" on Windows when using things like Xming?

I want to know what exactly does the display name like :0.0 mean on Windows. Where does Xming place its listener socket for others to find? When I set the "Display location" in PuTTY, where does it go ...
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Error: Can't open display: 0

I installed WSL2 and I want to access WSL2 GUI apps from Windows 10. For this, I installed Xming and start it in "No client" mode. Xming startes, ok. After I open the WSL2 terminal and there execute ...
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SDL Program not opening on Xming

I'm running the Ubuntu app on my windows 10 computer and I'm having trouble getting a SDL program to display with Xming. Here is the error I get: Xlib: extension "MIT-SHM" missing on display ":0". ...
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vpython not working on windows subsystem for linux

I am trying to run a simple code in vpython to check if everything works ok with the module. My code looks like: from vpython import * scene=canvas() scene.width=550 scene.height=550 scene.height=...
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_tkinter.TclError: couldn't connect to display "localhost:0.0" matplotlib bash on windows

Insipired by the problems with displaying matplotlib used in a Python script using the terminal of the Bash (Ubuntu) on Windows, I have followed the instructions listed in the first answer. However, ...
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Blurry fonts on using Windows default scaling with WSL GUI applications (HiDPI)

Is there a way to fix blurry fonts in linux GUI applications when being run from WSL (Ubuntu 18.04) using the default Windows scaling? Things I have tried so far: With Xming: Tried disabling ...
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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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Duplicate invocation on display number: 0

I am trying to connect X11 forwarding from my local, Windows 10 box to a remote CentOS 7 server. Putty (with X11 enabled) works fine; I have command line access at the local server. I have Xming ...
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Is it possible to display the whole Linux environment using puTTY + Xming instead of displaying individual programs?

I'm using puTTy and Xming to connect to my university's servers so I can compile my code in their Linux environment. So my workflow consists of opening gedit, pasting the code from my desktop at home, ...
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Can I run cool-retro-term (or other visual shell programs) on WSL using Xming without requiring the original terminal to continue?

I open up the WSL Ubuntu Bash, export DISPLAY=:0, and then fire up ./cool-retro-term; this works perfectly, but it by necessity crashes the CRT if I close the bash. Any tips on avoiding this?
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Why are WSL GUI apps rendered with blurry fonts with Xming?

When I try to use Xming with WSL to run GUI programs, I see fonts with grayscale anti-aliasing, like with Firefox as you can see here: This happens with every distro I've tried (Arch and Ubuntu), and ...
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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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Using GUI apps with Xming and PuTTY on Windows

I'm new to linux and connecting to a centOS server through PuTTY. And I want to use GUI apps like gedit, google-chrome, etc on it. I installed Xming on my windows 10 pc and enabled X11 forwarding in ...
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Use accelerated graphics on Windows 10 Linux subsystem with Xming?

I've got Ubuntu 16.04 running in Windows 10 16251.0 as a Linux subsystem, and I've got Xming-mesa 6.9.0.31 installed. I launch Xming using Xming :0 -multiwindow -clipboard Then in my Ubuntu bash ...
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Same local ports and remote ports with Xming

I run some X11 GUI apps (e.g. Xeyes, Xcalc, Xclock) in Windows Subsystem with Xming as Xserver. By analyzing the ports with TCPView, I find that local ports of X11 apps (Xclient) and remote ports of ...
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difference between x servers in windows

I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview with Windows subsystem for Linux enabled I'm wondering what's the true differences between VcXsrv and Xming to view windows from Ubuntu in windows I know the ...
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How can I background launching a graphical linux program on the windows subsystem?

I've installed the windows subsystem, xming, and in the linux system urxvt. I'm trying to launch urxvt without keeping a cmd window open. So far I've tried running: bash -c urxvt Keeps a cmd window ...
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Send x11 linux app to windows xming server from linux

I know from Windows with xming server and putty x11 forwarding enabled an ssh putty session can open linux GUIs on Windows. This flow is initiated from Windows. Is there a way to initiate the ...
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Xming not working with Cygwin

I have two Windows 10 machines with Cygwin + Xming, one of them works fine, but I can't get the other one to work, if I try to start ddd for instance, I get: Error: Can't open display: If I ...
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Raspberry-pi remote connection using putty, GUI not working

On my Client PC I’m running Windows 8.1 and I have installed XMing. I am running Putty and I have configured it to enable X11 Forwarding. I have tried leaving the X display location blank (as default) ...
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How to have correct keyboard layout in XMing?

In Windows, I have the following symbols entering on the upper row of keyboard, if switched to Russian and pressed shift: Ё!"№;%:?*()_+ The same appears in Putty. But if I press the same keys in ...
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-nomultimonitor option does not work correctly in XMing with Java applications

This is my monitor config: I am running remote applications and display it's windows on my client computer with the help of Xming If I use nomultimonitor option along with multiwindow, it glitches. ...
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Remote video forwarding using VLC through putty

I'm having some problems forwarding video output using putty in a windows machine. I see it like this: and here: https://superuser.com/a/985789/508625 they told me it was because my vlc was using the ...
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Raspbian - Putty(Windows) Interface. X-Display doesn't work with root user

I can transfer display with Xming and Putty successfully with my user "pi" but not with the "root" user. It gives me the error: PuTTY X11 proxy: Unsupported authorisation protocol Any ideas what it ...
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What is Xming and Xming-mesa

I'm trying to install Xming on Windows. How do I determine if I need Xming or Xming-mesa? Both are listed at http://www.straightrunning.com/xmingnotes/.
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Characters missing when running Ubuntu (security onion)/xMing

I have problems with some characters. I am running Security Onion (which is an Ubuntu variant) through xming. Characters 1 2 3 4 w e r t f m Are not working. All others (to my knowledge) work which ...
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I am experiencing strange font problems with urxvt in Xwin

It appears that characters are shifted over one pixel to the left. I am experiencing this problem in multiple fonts. I have previously not experienced this problem. Here is a picture of the behavior ...
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xfig, xming, and fonts

I am using SecureCRT to SSH to a Linux box with X11 forwarding enabled. When I run xfig it shows up with Xming and everything works except the only font it will show in the diagrams is 6x13. Changing ...
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Font size with XMing X11 forwarding too small

I am using a GUI application running on a remote Linux host, but displaying on my Windows desktop using the XMing server, PuTTY with X11 forwarding, (and ssh -X as well, which is done by SLURM's srun ...
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How to set up GUI remote control to Linux on Azure from Windows?

I have built the following VM in Windows Azure for a small web server for my client. Client OS: Windows 8 Server OS: Using OpenLogic's Linux CentOS 6.5 from Azure list In the Server, the following ...
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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 ...
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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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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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start X window applications with Cygwin+Xming or CygwinX on Windows 7 64-bit?

I followed the instructions from previous posts on superuser to try and install cygwin including xorg-server as well as trying the alternative of bringing up X windows using Xming (including setting ...
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Remote access to Windows applications from Linux without limiting to desktop area

For example xming (for access Linux/Unix X Window application on Windows host) I be able to select multiwindow mode when each Linux windows show as resular MS Windows application: But I don't know if ...
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On Mac, mimic Windows (PuTTY and Xming) with XQuartz to connect to Linux server and display java GUIs

At University and on my home computer, I use a program called PuTTY to SSH connect to lcpu.bath.ac.uk (a linux server), and I use the program Xming to display visible elements, such as java and python ...
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Remote GVIM with Xming hangs when lost and restored focus

I have a following setup: a Windows 7 laptop with Xming installed and FreeBSD with GVIM in VirtualBox. I set up everything (set DISPLAY env variable, opened ports, allowed Xming to accept connections ...
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Xming and Cygwin/X

For the sole purpose of remotely accessing X applications on Linux from a Windows machine: What are the differences between Xming and Cygwin/X? (e.g. in terms of speed/features). Do they satisfy the ...
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getting Ubuntu-quality fonts / configuration under Cygwin/X

I have Cygwin/X installed on a Win7 box. I also have an Ubuntu VM running on the Win7 host. If I do the following: Start Xming on the Win7 box Start mate-terminal under Cygwin/X then mate-terminal ...
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