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October 28th, 2008

Forwarding X over SSH in 3 simple steps

Tricks, by suvi.

sudo vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config and make sure X11Forwarding is set to yes on the box you are ssh’ing too.
ssh -v -X -C xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (-X specifies X forwarding, -C specifies compression, -v is verbose)
once logged in, simply execute “xinit” if it’s not already running on that box, and then fire off the name of your application. Examples:

gnome-session

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