I would like to open a program from my ubuntu server in my windows 7 desktop.
Putty > SSH > X11 check 'enable port forwarding'
I have started VNC Viewer in listening mode
started putty ssh session
apt get install xinit
geany (it's a c language ide; it uses the GUI so I"m using it to test x forwarding)
geany returns "cannot open display"
startx returns "setversion 1.4 failed"
I'm working on Windows 7 and headless Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS
Obviously I forgot something, but I'm having difficulty figuring out what. The goal is to not use sudo apt get install desktop, since I only want to use one program at a time, and anyway my server isn't hooked up to a monitor.
Any ideas? Questions? Thanks for your help! Curios