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I need to start a X program on a remote server over ssh. The program should use the remote X-server (no x-forwarding required). What's the proper way to do this?

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someapp --display <display identifier>

or

DISPLAY=<display identifier> someapp

The display identifier is usually :0.

  • Make sure you run it as the correct user. – Zaz Sep 19 '14 at 19:43
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export DISPLAY=:0.0 and then run your program. you may need to do xauth +localhost first. edit: xhost +localhost not xauth

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