Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:38

Displaying Ubuntu Applications Remotely (X11 Forwarding)

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X Server on both Server and Client


SSH must be configured for X11 Forwarding, make sure that the directive below is set in /etc/ssh/ssh_config.

X11Forward yes

Remotely Displaying an Ubuntu Application

ssh -X user@hostname

To display the application on the client just run it from the command prompt.

For a faster connection you could run in trusted mode

ssh -Y user@hostname


With slower links you can also enable compression

ssh -X -C user@hostname
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