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Re: [opensuse] Headless X-Server ?
On 12/6/2011 1:24 PM, John Andersen wrote:
On 12/6/2011 6:30 AM, zGreenfelder wrote:

What are you using as client?
In my case it's Windows so VNC is an easy option. When I connect from
outside the LAN I use a ssh tunnel so I expect to be fairly secure.
On the other hand VNC is rather crap in details like where is the cursor in
the text editor.

there are quite a few windows ssh clients; putty works well but if you
have admin authority and some extra space on the windows machine, it
might be worth your while to look at cygwin. it basically creates a
unix like environment under your windows instance. a little playing
and tweaking and you'll even have native X on windows, allowing you to
run applications from your headless machine but displayed on your
windows machine.

I do not believe Putty contains an X server. Its a pure ssh client.
If you want X, you have to add another application to your windows box.
Google will find several for you. Including Xming.

What else do you suppose he meant when he said you can install cygwin and use it's X server?


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