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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Run graphical programs remotely from a Linux server on Windows

  1. Install the Xming software.
  2. If you have not already done so, download putty.exe from the PuTTY site and install it.
  3. Run Xming on your PC to start the X server.  You should see the Xming icon in the taskbar if it is running (although you may have to click the little arrow in the taskbar to see it)
  4. Run PuTTY and set things up as follows:

    - Enter the server name in Host Name
    - Make sure the Connection type is set to SSH
    - Enable X11 forwarding (Connection > SSH > X11)
  5. Log in using your normal IU username and passphrase
  6. Once you are logged into the linux system, you can just run the GUI program of your choice and it will display on your PC.