View Full Version : [all variants] HOWTO: X-Forward shortcuts?

May 1st, 2008, 12:19 PM

As discussed on a previous thread, I am using X forwarding to start applications such as synaptic and Firefox on my server machine. Is there any way to put icons on my client desktop which will automatically do this without using cli?

Starting to hit my stride with this whole linux thing! :guitar:

May 1st, 2008, 02:48 PM
Write a little script in /usr/local/bin to connect and run the application. Make it executable and then right click on your desktop to make 'Link to an Application' or some such to the script.

May 1st, 2008, 05:23 PM
How or where could I go about finding such scripts?

Or learning how to write them? Could I just put this:
ssh -X jez@server firefox-3.0 in a file and then it would run it, or is there more to it?


May 1st, 2008, 06:07 PM
Yup. You could even put that one liner directly in a .desktop link.