Howto enable Connection to X-Server
cmauch at taclug.org
Wed Jul 13 23:40:25 UTC 2005
This one time, in band camp, Rainer Gutkas said:
> How do I enable X-Server connections, so I can work with windows created of a remote
> maschine on my Laptop, so I can do fo example
> mozilla-firefox --display 220.127.116.11:0.0 &,
> to run firefox on a windows maschine, where I got Flash support, but use the display of
> my laptop as "Terminal".
X's network security isn't so hot. I'd suggest you look at SSH's X
forwarding. You'll need to install cygwin on your windows box, and enable
the ssh server first. Then you'll want to install and configure an X server
for windows. This will enable you to actually do X-11 forwarding.
Once that's taken care of. Fire up a terminal on your laptop. Do a "ssh -X
user at windowsmachine mozilla-firefox". Minimize your ssh session and surf
Of course, you could always get flash support working on your laptop, which
might be easier.
sudo apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla flashplugin-nonfree
Be sure to install something like flashblock (http://flashblock.mozdev.org/)
to keep surfing on flash sites somewhat sane.
Take it easy, [cmauch at taclug.org]
Charles Mauch, FSF Apologist, Debian/Ubuntu/Gentoo user, etc.
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