Jan 19, 2018

Run graphical programs remotely from a Linux server on Mac

  1. Install XQuartz on your Mac, which is the official X server software for Mac
  2. Run Applications > Utilities > XQuartz.app
  3. Right click on the XQuartz icon in the dock and select Applications > Terminal.  This should bring up a new xterm terminal windows.
  4. In this xterm windows, ssh into the linux system of your choice using the -X argument (secure X11 forwarding).  For example:

         ssh -Y [email protected]
  5. Once you are logged into the linux system, you can just run the GUI program of your choice and it will display on your Mac.

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