[clug] xming/slackware/win xp question
drs8h at iinet.net.au
Tue Apr 29 10:35:21 GMT 2008
I have been trying to run X client output from my slackware 12.0 linux
box to display on my win xp sp2 box without success.
I have an adsl 2+ Belkin router provided by IINet and both machines
are in my home office.
I am using Xming + it's font package and have alternated between putty
and secureCRT in trying to get x11-forwarding going. The instructions
are pretty trivial--start Xming, start an ssh -X (or -Y) session from
the win xp system to the linux system, set DISPLAY (although some
instructions sometime indicate that this is unnecessary for an ssh
tunnel), and start the x client from within the ssh session on the linux
box (it should display back to the win xp box).
I have turned off the win xp firewall, checked the router for any
possible problems from it, and have tried lots of permutations, all
without success. I have also run Xming without the -clipboard option,
because of comments I found on Google indicating that this causes
problems of some sort.
I have tried to be patient and allow the X dialog to complete
(although the machines are not excessively old), but no reward has been
Finally, I sometimes observe that Xming will occasionally have 1
client connected, but nothing displayed.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks,
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