[Israel.pm] Running X on PuTTY

Offer Kaye oferk at oren.co.il
Wed Feb 25 03:17:54 PST 2004

> Hi all,
> I want to be able to see my Perl code in all it's glory - as I
> see it using
> vim on an X-windows display server (like Exceed, XonNet, Reflection etc.).
> On PuTTY, I do see some syntax highlighting - but only very minimal.
> So the question is  : is it possible to execute an X-terminal from PuTTY?
> I keep getting :
> 	<X app error>: Can't open display: <my PC's IP address>
> I had a look at the Putty documentation website :
> http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/0.54/htmldoc/ but that didn't get me
> very far.
> I'm running PuTTY Release 0.53b from a WinNT 4.0 machine, connecting to a
> SunOS 5.8 host using ssh.
> I have X11 forwarding enabled and have set (wrongly?) the X
> display location
> to be my PC.
> While we're on the topic, does anyone have a .vimrc (vim
> configuration file)
> which is specific (and handy) for Perl development?
> Thanks,
> Srikanth Madani

I think that you need to be running an X-server (such as Exceed etc.)
locally to be able to open an X application.
Putty is a Windows app, it is not an X-Server, AFAIK.

Offer Kaye

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