[Israel.pm] Running X on PuTTY

Srikanth Madani srikanth.madani at vodafone.com
Wed Feb 25 04:25:21 PST 2004


Offer Kaye wrote:
>I think that you need to be running an X-server (such as Exceed etc.)
>locally to be able to open an X application.

You're right! I just found how to do it:
1. You do need an X-windows display server running on your workstation.
2. Don't set the DISPLAY variable yourself (or via the .login file) - allow
PuTTY to do so.
3. Make sure that X11 forwarding is enabled, and the connection to the
server is via ssh.

Cheers,
Srikanth Madani




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