Problems with X11 Forwarding (Fixed!)
aaron at daltons.ca
Sun Jan 15 12:17:58 PST 2006
Ken Stevenson wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 12:33:24PM -0700, Aaron Dalton wrote:
>>Ken Stevenson wrote:
>>>I'm new to FreeBSD, so I may be off base, but I use vncserver on my
>>>FreeBSD box when I need an X session. Then I just setup Putty to forward
>>>port 5900 to 127.0.0.0:5901, make an ssh connection to my FreeBSD server,
>>>UltraVNC on my Windows box and connect to localhost.
>>Thanks for your reply! I have been told VNC is a good way to go as
>>well, but some have mentioned some performance issues. What have you
>>found? It works liveably well?
> It works great for me. I have a pretty fast internet connection (cable
> One thing I like about it is the session doesn't end when you
> disconnect. You can start a long running process like cvsup, disconnect,
> and come back later to check on it.
> Unlike when you vnc to a Windows box, you don't get the X session
> that's on the local workstation, you get a new one. If you need to
> connect to the primary X session, like for remote support, there's a
> version of VNC in the ports for that too (xvnc?).
For the record, I finally got standard X11 forwarding working once I
installed tightvnc. I presume it was because I didn't have an X11
client installed. Now to get VNC working! I can see which I prefer.
Thank you again all for your time!
Aaron Dalton | Super Duper Games
aaron at daltons.ca | http://superdupergames.org
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