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computing:department:unix:x11 [2007/06/08 10:13]
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computing:department:unix:x11 [2009/05/18 17:21] (current)
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 ===== Using X windows with ssh ===== ===== Using X windows with ssh =====
  
- +    ​* Log in to a system which has ssh (with support for tunnelling) installed, and if required, set the ''​DISPLAY''​ environment variable to open windows on your screen ​-- if working from a graphical environment it should be set for you.
-    ​* Log in to a system which has ssh (with support for tunnelling) installed, and if required, set the ''​DISPLAY''​ environment variable to open windows on your screen.+
     * Use ssh to log in to the remote system.     * Use ssh to log in to the remote system.
     * Now open X windows as usual (it may be easiest to test with a small, quick program such as xclock). Don't set the ''​DISPLAY''​ variable at the remote system; ssh will have set it for you.      * Now open X windows as usual (it may be easiest to test with a small, quick program such as xclock). Don't set the ''​DISPLAY''​ variable at the remote system; ssh will have set it for you. 
  
-If you have problems, start by checking the value of ''​DISPLAY''​ at the remote system (using "''​printenv DISPLAY''"​ or similar). Some servers don't switch on X11 tunnelling by default, in which case you have to use the "''​-X''"​ flag when connecting to them (eg "''​ssh -hostname''"​).+If you have problems, start by checking the value of ''​DISPLAY''​ at the remote system (using "''​printenv DISPLAY''"​ or similar). Some servers don't switch on X11 tunnelling by default, in which case you have to use the "''​-Y''"​ flag when connecting to them (eg "''​ssh -hostname''"​).
  
-   * If you don't have ssh installed on your system, check out our Secure Shell page for information on where to get it. +   * If you don't have ssh installed on your system, check out our [[:​computing:​software:​ssh|Secure Shell page]] for information on where to get it. 
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