I don't understand a lot about ssh so some help would be great. I want to be able to use the scipy stack and in particular the spyder ide on a windows or osx machine while connected via ssh to my ubuntu server. I want to do this so that I can run, load, and test various python scripts on large amounts of data that I have stored on my server, without having to use hard drive space on my other computers.
I have Spyder and the scipy stack installed on the server and the PC I'm trying to access the server with. I also set up a root user on the ubuntu server that allows me to ssh in. I can successfully connect to my server via ssh on both my mac and my pc, and for Putty I enabled the X11 forwarding option.
After I connect to my server via Putty (but this is the case on my mac as well) I get this error after typing
PuTTY X11 proxy: unable to connect to forwarded X server: Network error: Connection refused Spyder: cannot connect to X server localhost:10.0
Or on Mac OSX I just get the error:
Spyder: cannot connect to X server localhost:10.0
So I looked online and found that on my server I would need to do a few things. The first thing I tried was
xhost local:root followed by
sudo DISPLAY=$DISPLAY gedit /etc/profile. This didn't seem to work though. I also put in my ssh username instead of
root for the second command but nothing happened.
I then tried another suggestion, adding
Defaults env_keep="DISPLAY XAUTHORITY" to the end of
visudo. This didn't work.
Finally, after SSHing into my server again, I tried another suggestion:
export DISPLAY=:0 spyder
this ended up opening spyder up on my ubuntu server, but not on my pc or my mac. So how can I open up the spyder IDE while on putty or just via terminal on my mac?