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How can I override the title of an X11 window running across an SSH tunnel?

I am SSH'ing into a server which has a copy of Firefox installed on it that I need to run. I can SSH in and run Firefox, and it will run remotely as expected. However, I need to frequently have two ...
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How would you access a remote system tray with X11 Forwarding via SSH?

X11 Forwarding is fantastic to remotely launch new programs. Some popular programs open themselves into the system tray (Dropbox, for example). I know you can use VNC or RDP for this, but is there a ...
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Before I upgraded to saucy, an ssh connection would prevent a shutdown started from X11

I upgraded to saucy not too long ago and now an X11 user can shutdown even if I'm connected to that computer via ssh. Before the upgrade, an ssh connection would prevent the X11 users from shutting ...
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ssh -X :XIO: fatal IO error 14 (Bad address) on X server

When "ssh -X" was executed between remote computer (Ubuntu 13.04) and local computer (Ubuntu 13.04), the error was displayed as shown below. XIO: fatal IO error 14 (Bad address) on X server ...
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Shift running X window (display environment) on SSH X11 forwarding

I want to see remotely some running GUI application without kill the current process, I have tried vnc and xrdp, xrdp opens a new blank session, so it is not for me, vnc is good, but not exactly what ...
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X Forwarding and multiple languages?

I have x forwarding up and running - the problem is that I want to use Japanese and Korean characters, while currently my forwarded X apps have only english inputs. How do I setup X forwarding to use ...
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Is it possible to use two laptops as dual display monitors in the same X Session?

Picture this : You have two identicle laptops. Both running Ubuntu with X11. Now rather than having two seperate ubuntu machines is it possible, through XServer, to connect Laptop2 to Laptop1 as a ...
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Problem with X can not open display while ssh from ubuntu 13.04 to centos servers

I have updated my desktop to Ubuntu 13.04 and I can not use X when using ssh to CenstOS servers. I receive the message: "Error: Can't open display:" or (gedit:25821): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open ...
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SSH into shell, get 'Error: Can't open display: (null)'

I don't want to open an X11 Session or what not, just to open up a shell to a PC. I type in Terminal: ssh -p 1337 localhost After entering my password, I get the banner, last login, and then the ...
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How to start GUI application on a remote Ubuntu box via SSH

I can log into the remote Ubuntu (Kubuntu 12.04) machine. Using the info from (How to start a a GUI software on a remote Linux PC via SSH) I tried the following after logging in: user@Kub:~$ export ...
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How to connect to existing X session without unlocking physical display?

I usually leave many programs running on my workstation and sometimes I need to use it remotely. So I need to connect to existing X session, while keeping physical display (workstation's monitor) ...
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Intermittent `Error: cannot open display: localhost:10.0` with Vagrant

I've set up a Vagrant VM with X forwarding. I'm connecting to it with the following command (to improve X performance): ssh -c arcfour,blowfish-cbc -XC vagrant@VM-NAME This works fine; I log into ...
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How to detect “ghost” X sessions?

The trouble is that, sometimes, the X session stay open after that the user is disconnected (such as when the network link is disconnected) It occurs in many ways, such as via ltsp or via ...
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How do I run a graphical application on a remote server when logged in through ssh?

I am trying to run gedit from an SSH terminal on Windows, connected to an Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.04 Server and I am getting this error: Cannot open display: How do I fix it?
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Configuration to point an X tty to a separate system?

Specifically, I have an Ubuntu 10.04 system with a headless Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine, and I'm looking for a way to have it set up so pressing Ctrl+alt+F8 will take me into another X client which ...
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SSH to open GUI on target machine?

I know -X -Y options in ssh for X11 forwarding.But these options open the gui apps on my pc.But I want to open a gui application "exactly" on target machine. So please help me with this. I tried this ...
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Xprograms over ssh, nothing happens

I'm new to SSH and trying to setup a connection to run Xapplications through my school. I made the login perfectly fine but once inside, i export the display to my ip ie: export DISPLAY=MYIP:0.0 ...
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How do you Xforward windows using ssh?

How do you use Xforwarding through SSH beetween two ubuntu pc's?
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Why does X-forwarding firefox take so long?

I ssh -X from Ubuntu to an Ubuntu Server, on which I've installed X, x11-apps and Firefox. Running xeyes shows the eyes, so I know that the X forwarding works. But when I try firefox, nothing happens: ...
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“can't open display” weirdness over ssh

Some time back, (maybe a year?), my environment was working correctly. But some time in the last year or so I started getting "can't open display" errors. It's weird because I can ssh into the ...
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Can not connect remotly with X11 and SSH? err: Can't open display, What's wrong?

$ xterm works on the client computer In the client I have : $ echo $DISPLAY :0 in the config file in the server /etc/ssh/sshd_config: X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 trying to connect to ...
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How to ssh to a running X instance remotely?

I have an X instance running on my server computer, and on occasion I connect to it remotely via TeamViewer. Once in a while TeamViewer crashes and I cannot restart it remotely. Is there a way to ...
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ssh -X “Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0”

I'm trying to open xterm on my remote server (Ubuntu Server 10.04) with ssh: ssh -X name@machine xterm but the error returned is: xterm Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0` I googled and tried ...
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Garbled UI with vnc, chicken-of-the-vnc, gridengine, qmon

Ubuntu 11.04 gridengine version 6.2u5-1ubuntu1 I start a desktop with the vncserver command. My ~/.vnc/xstartup ends with 'gnome-session'. I connect to it using chicken-of-the-VNC on my MacOSX ...
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What is the difference between `ssh -Y` (trusted X11 forwarding) and `ssh -X` (untrusted X11 forwarding)?

What is the difference between ssh -Y (trusted X11 forwarding) and ssh -X (untrusted X11 forwarding)? As far as I have understood it, it has something to do with security, but I did not grasp the ...
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Launch a GNOME session in a Ubuntu machine I'm SSH'd into?

I'm sshing into my friends machine and I'm wondering how would i launch a GNOME session over SSH? I need to open a web browser on his machine to view something which can only be done from his ...
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Use local button styles during forwarded X11 session over SSH

Is it at all possible to have a forwarded X11 session be styled with something other than the default X button styles? It doesn't even appear to use my server's actual styles seeing as both computers ...
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Window decoration of emacs23 window on fluxbox is outside screen

I am starting emacs remotely over an ssh connection. But on the emacs window I cannot find a way to resize or move it. There is no fluxbox title bar visible, and I guess the title bar is above the ...