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Ubuntu touch preview does not use X11 for graphics. The repository for armhf contains virtually all apps available in desktop Ubuntu, but they cannot be run directly on the tablet (Nexus 10 in my case).

Is there a way to run those using a virtual X-server, perhaps passing through local VNC to be displayed? I have ssh access to the device, so I can run commands normally.

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You can use ssh and forward the X connection

-X      Enables X11 forwarding
-Y      Enables trusted X11 forwarding

so just add either -X or -Y to your ssh command.

This of course will display the executed application on the connecting host and not the target device.

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Thanks, though I was really thinking of local X11 display. – eudoxos Dec 19 '13 at 12:51

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