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ticklj
May 11th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Gnome-I am trying to run a program on a remote computer with the
output displayed on the local-ubuntu-gnome.I am having many problem
but they may be involved with verizon-dsl firewalls etc. These are
not the reason for this posting. I have read beaucoup postings
Xhost DISPLAY etc. My question is more simple. Exactly WHERE do I expect to see the graphic output? Where is the x-window? Does it
get created when the application sends output. What I have is a terminal window which I ssh'd to do the DISPLAY thing and start
the application. That sits on the GNOME desktop. I would think I
would need to replace the desktop by a full screen X-window. I cant
believe the output is to go to that little terminal. I should add that this is my first GNOME experience so if this is obvious do forgive me.
Confused!

Whiffle
May 11th, 2008, 10:31 PM
All you should need to do is:

ssh -X user@remotehost

and then run the app, assuming X11 forwarding is enabled on the host. It should show up on your desktop just like any other program.

ticklj
May 12th, 2008, 08:12 PM
That worked well. thanks. I have to find out what -X does. Also got my
questioned that is a window is opend up on the desktop.