View Full Version : ssh -X to Headless Server

Jack Waugh
July 15th, 2013, 11:20 PM
I want to ssh -X to a headless server and run graphic programs such as gnome-terminal, synaptic, etc. What packages do I need to install on the server (besides gnome-terminal, synaptic, etc.)?

July 16th, 2013, 12:45 AM
Just install the app[s] you want and they will pull in all the dependencies. Why would you want to run gnome-terminal on the server? If you want multiple sessions in your ssh window then you can use screen or tmux. Tmux (which I use) can split horizontally and/or vertically in multiple panes. I use aptitude for managing packages on a server instead of synaptic.

Lars Noodén
July 16th, 2013, 08:56 AM
+1 for tmux

It's a lot simpler than screen, but still does what's needed to work on a remote system with a lot of flexibility. It's very much worth looking at.