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I've successfully installed and enabled X11 forwarding.. according to these instructions.

http://forrestbao.blogspot.com/2008/01/connecting-your-remote-linux-desktop.html

I first tried to connect via

 > ssh -X <username@ipaddress>

  > gnome-session

I get

  > ** (gnome-session:4640): WARNING **: Cannot open display: 

Later I found a suggestion to try

 > ssh -XC <username@ipaddress>

 > gnome-session

I was seeing a screen, but the unity menu that normally appears on the left was not visible.

I am unclear what's wrong here, but will attempt to restart the system in a minute. I have full root access and retried with sudo. Nothing changed.

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    @LiveWireBT You do not need to be a jackass with your comments, please be nice to users and use a more proper way of addressing them... – Bruno Pereira Feb 22 '14 at 21:19
  • I was successful using Xquartz client and the flags >ssh -XC <username@ipaddress> .. However gnomes side menu isnt showing – Erik Feb 23 '14 at 2:37
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Run this command

export DISPLAY=:0

before running the command gnome-session .

I see that the OP was able to solve this a different way :

I was successful using Xquartz client and the flags >ssh -XC .. However gnome's side menu isn't showing.

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  • Any idea why ssh -XC worked ? – Erik Feb 23 '14 at 2:38

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