Remote X applications on local display in Fedora 11 (leonidas).

2010-05-13 147 words 1 min read

I wanted to open some X applications on my Fedora 11 local display over the ssh connections. I have used this in the previous versions of the Fedora and was looking to do the same in F11. Here are the things that can be done to enable this :

Allow tcp connections to X server by removing -nolisten in the X server. Set the following parameter in the gdm.conf


Other and most commonly used method is to xhost authourity to use the display. To allow all clients to use the display you can execute:

xhost +

All these used to work but not anymore in the F11 system. Currently the best I could do was to open a seperate X display with no security control and run a window manager in the display, here’s how to do it:

Xnest :1 -ac

export DISPLAY=:1

xterm -e wmaker


Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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