I have an Ubuntu server (12.04 LTS) running remotely on a cloud hosting service. I have installed
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
It appears to have installed no problem.
I have confirmed that
/etc/ssh/ssh_config on the server contains the lines
ForwardAgent yes ForwardX11 yes ForwardX11Trusted yes
/etc/ssh/sshd_config on the server contains the line:
I then rebooted the server. It came back up no problem.
Now, starting X11.app on my Mac I am presented with an Xterm.
I connect to my server from this terminal using:
$ ssh -X <myhost>
and I connect to the server, no problem.
At this point I don't know what to do. I have tried
$ sudo startx
but I get a "no screens found" error.
I don't have screens because its a headless cloud server, but I just want to acces it from my Mac through X.