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System missing xorg.conf

I'm having quite a bit of difficulty installing X server on a VM running Debian Wheezy. I basically am just looking to be able to SSH to the box using X11 forwarding. After installing xserver ...
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Using X11 apps on VPS server, feasible in terms of resources? [closed]

I wanted to run an idea by the experts here. I have a VPS (Debian 7.7, 1GB RAM), which is purely a web server (hosts some important stuff), no desktop installed. But there are some graphical tools I ...
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Unable to install X11 server on RHEL6

I am tring to install X11 server on a RHEL6 server yum groupinstall "X Window System" "Desktop" "Fonts" but I am getting the following error: Error Downloading Packages: ...
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How does ssh work when client and host are on the same machine?

I illustrate my question with the help of docker containers but this example is orthogonal to the rest of the problem. In fact any program that allows the use of bridge interfaces and ssh would do. I ...
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Forwarding X11 with one hop without X-server installed

problem I want to run X-applications remotely on a machine C from my client A. The only way to connect to this machine is by using machine B (firewall) as a hop: A --> B --> C So far, simple ssh ...
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How to tell if an ssh session is using x forwarding (if it was run with -X or -Y)

For a given ssh session, is there a way to tell if it has x-forwarding enabled? I.e. you don't know if the session was established with ssh username@address or with ssh -X username@address.
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Which files are updated when I use gdmsetup to configure remote XDMCP?

I am configuring my RHEL 5.6 box to use XDMCP and following some pretty straightforward instructions to do this using gdmsetup. XDMCP seems to be working just fine but my problem is I need to be able ...
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How (not) to setup lightweight WM for occasional server management?

I'm working with our admin team to firm up all the requirements of the dev team before creating some system images. One of the things we ended up needing is a lightweight GUI setup. Knowing that the ...
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amazon EC2 x11 problems

We are trying to set up a virtual development / research cloud environment for our students. Students need to be able to log-in, launch python IDE, and plot some graphs for their homework. We are ...
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X11 forwarding over ssh applications very slow to start

I have a server that is extremely slow (takes 3-5 minutes) at starting X11 applications over a forwarded X11 link. I have tried connecting to it with 2-3 different machines with different operating ...
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Centos 6 x2go dependancy issues when trying to run yum update

I have tried to update x2goserver to the latest version on my CentOS server however I am getting a dependency issues now. From what I can tell it is looking for xorg-x11-fonts-core package. This ...
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X11 Forwarding works on Windows with Xming and Putty, but not with ssh command line

I have a micro Amazon instance the I want to use for testing and everything is going fine until the title. If I set up all the info in PuTTy, open it up and run 'xclock', all runs perfectly and it ...
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Can't Open Display - X11 Forwarding - Cent OS

Trying to access X11 my CentOS 6 x32 small Linode VPS through SSH Putty/Xming (enabled X11 forwarding on options). My windows machine is not the problem since it works with others CentOS Servers. ...
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SSH - How to turn on X forwarding on normal connection

I know I can connect to a host and use window apps via running ssh -X <host>. But what if I'm already connected via normal ssh e.g., ssh <host>. Is there a way to turn X forwarding on ...
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Will a remote X-Windows session run faster if I install a better video card in the remote server?

I don't know much about X-Windows. Sometimes I run a remote X-windows session to an HP DL380 host from my MacBook Pro on the same LAN. I'm using X11 forwarding with the ssh -X option. The X-Windows ...
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Using X11 over SSH from a Mac

So here's my situation: I work for my school as a tech. One of our servers has a firewall problem and isn't accepting connections from outside the network. I tried to SSH into one of the servers that ...
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SSH X11 Forwarding XInputExtension missing

When trying to open a GUI-program on a SSH-Session with X11-Forwarding (both client and server have X11Forwarding activated) I get this error: Xlib: extension "XInputExtension" missing on display ...
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SSH X11 forwarding does not work. Why?

This is a debugging question. When you ask for clarification please make sure it is not already covered below. I have 4 machines: Z, A, N, and M. To get to A you have to log into Z first. To get to ...
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SSH X11 not working

I have a home and work computer, the home computer has a static IP address. If I ssh from my work computer to my home computer, the ssh connection works but X11 applications are not displayed. In my ...
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What does “Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated” mean when ssh'ing with -X?

When I use ssh -X on my Mac (running OS X 10.6.7) to connect to my Ubuntu (11.04) box, I get the following warning: Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated ...
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Can I spy on an X-session if I am logged in as root?

If I were logged into a remote machine as root with ssh -X, how would I go about viewing a particular X11 session that another logged in user was using? (that includes solutions such as remotely ...
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Problem opening XWindows programs with xming and SSH Secure Shell

I've installed SSH Secure Shell and xming on my laptop running Windows 7 (64-bit). I'm having trouble starting X Windows applications from the SSH console. I've been able to do it in the past. I've ...
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Forward server process's X11 GUI dynamically to machine of logged in dev

On one of our linux machines we have a server process running. This process mainly uses logs and config files, but a crucial part of the server program uses a specialized GUI, which uses X11. We need ...
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Forward already-running X-window-system applications through SSH

I know that it is possible to forward the windows of an X-windows-system application to a client's desktop via SSH when you start the application in a SSH terminal session which has X-forwarding ...
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How to start remote Xorg/gnome via ssh & Xforwarding, then close ssh but without shutting down Xorg/gnome?

Question: I have a Linux server where I connect to via ssh. It works fine, and also, X-forwarding works fine (in the local network). Now I wanted to run a server program under wine. because it's a ...
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Terminal server for Linux

What are the features of graphical terminal servers and technologies available for Linux? is it open source/free how well does it scale management (?) what's the network usage, susceptibility to ...
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Setting up xpra for client use in OS X

I've been trying to get xpra to run on OS X for the last few days to connect to my Ubuntu server. Note that there's a GUI for it called shifter, but that (at least on OS X) is still far too buggy. ...
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Remote offscreen rendering

My research lab recently added a server that has a beefy NVIDIA graphics card, which we would like to use to do scientific computations. Since it isn't a workstation, we'll have to run our jobs ...
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Trying to get X11 over SSH working: Connection refused by server

Using Cygwin/X11 Launch command in local Xterm for SSH: xterm -e ssh -Y -v -l MyUser myserver.mydomain.com & After logging in, I've run setenv DISPLAY myclient.mydomain.com:0.0 ...
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ssh -X How to return a remote forwarded X application to localhost

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.4 I'm opening an ssh session to a remote system running Ubuntu 10.0.4 Desktop I open a remote VPN connection to a remote network Then: ssh -X user@host screen -S openvas ...
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Recording remote xserver output without x-forwarding

Any ideas for essentially creating a loop-back display on a remote server, so I run a X application, and instead of forwarding that display to a local client, the output is essentially ...
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X11 from ssh on Mac OSX to Linux server doesn't work — Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display

I installed a program wireshark on my remote linux box and I'm trying to run it with X11 from my mac computer using SSH. Here's my terminal... macosx$ echo $DISPLAY /tmp/launch-f4w6k6/:0 macosx$ ssh ...
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X11Forwarding on MacOSX (Leopard/Snow Leopard)

I have some remote boxes, which are a bunch of Mac Mini's. I access them now through SSH, and it fits my needs to do the maintenance. In the past, I used X11Forwarding with Linux boxes, when I was ...
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How to use WeirdX applet instead of X11 for remote connections in Mac OS X?

When I am away, I've got an Apple PowerBook set up to use X11 forwarding with SSH to connect to a remote iMac client in my room for server administration. Whenever I start X client programs on the ...
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Detach X11 app and reattach on another?

Given a setup of a headless Linux box running on a network, but having Xorg installed, and having various other machines on the network capable of using SSH with X-forwarding to connect to that box, ...
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Origin of Firefox traffic when running on a remote machine

When I connect to a remote host: desktop$ ssh -X user@remote and start firefox: remote$ firefox & I expect firefox to be run on remote and also all traffic should be sent to internet using ...
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How to properly setup X forwarding on (Ubuntu) linux?

From my desktop, I can get to my wife's machine on the lan using: ssh -X user@1.2.3.4. Both systems are running the desktop flavour of Ubuntu 9.10-64bit. But here is the problem: When I try to run ...
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how to make fast SSH X11 forwarding (specifically, making firefox context menu show up quickly)

Remote Firefox over SSH is pretty usable until you try a right click to make context menu show up. It takes about 5 seconds for the context menu to appear. It seems it takes many round trips. ssh -c ...
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Install x windows on Centos not working

I'm trying to install x-windows on a remote CentOS 5.3 box. Here's what I did so far: $ yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment" $ echo PATH=$PATH:/etc/X11 $ xinit I had no ...
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X11 tunnelling through SSH from Fedora 3 server to Windows Vista client fails to work

Okay, I've tried using Xming and PuTTY, as well as Cygwin/X and Cygwin ssh, and it is not working. I've been able to run X applications locally, so it's not a client-side X problem. I've connected ...
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How can I enable X11 forwarding to a Debian server box?

I want to connect to a server with SSH (a Debian installation in a VMware image). On that server I want to call gitk a repository viewer for git. What do I need to do to make this work?