This part of my tests are very unexpected. I have right now openSUSE
Leap 42.2 on each computers (my desktop and my server). As far as
I can tell it's no more necessary to use the "-X" ssh switch to have
X11 forwarding activated, so it seems to be as default.
FYI - ssh first checks the remote /etc/ssh/sshd_config to see
if the remote server defaults to X11 forwarding (X11Forwarding yes),
then checks your local "~/.ssh/config" to see if it defaults to
The "-X" switch is only for ssh's from an ssh you don't
have configured yet. I.e. usually I have everything about my
ssh session configured in my .ssh/config file so I don't need
command line flags.
It's still necessary to use the
"--no-remote" option to launch
Firefox if you want Firefox to work fully from the server (that is
saving files on the sever), else Firefox (typed on the server's
terminal window) simply asks for a local (on the desktop) session.
I think the "no-remote" is needed if there is a firefox already
running on your desktop. I've never seen FF (or any other program,
for that matter, asking for a local session. Might be nice if
needing a web-browser on my server launched the one on my desktop,
instead of a remote-X FF running on the server.
You can also launch xfce on the server. That is, even
already running session on the server you can run an other as user.
Log with ssh user@serverIP and type startxfce and you will have an
xfce session starting on top of your plasma session.
Starting on top of your plasma session? Sounds like you have
plasma running on the console, and you are running a different
desktop manager for your ssh session. That should be "fine",
though if both desktop managers use the same files somewhere, they
might overwrite each other. Don't use desktop managers that often.
Last time I tried this (some years ago) doing so made
session unusable. I didn't really test ising xfce on the server
like this for a long time though.
Depends on what you did exactly, but more than likely I'd
think it was a bug. Different desktop managers running on different
displays shouldn't be trashing each other, IMO...
but as summary, it's no more necessary to use -X
with ssh to get X11
Never was if you had it in your ssh config file.
and having xfce on the server and plasma5 on the
desktop seems to be
usable, xfce works at least some time on top of plasma
On which desktop? Both running on the console?, or one desktop
on console and another running on a remote DISPLAY?
is this just me?
Depends on what you are doing... Is what just you? ;-?
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