Viewing on remote PC

Anuj Singh anujhere at
Wed Feb 14 23:57:29 UTC 2007

Why don't you try tight vnc for this(server running vnc and WinXpee
running vnc client.

PuTTY (the Telnet and SSH client itself)
      * PSCP (an SCP client, i.e. command-line secure file copy)
      * PSFTP (an SFTP client, i.e. general file transfer sessions much
        like FTP)
      * PuTTYtel (a Telnet-only client)
      * Plink (a command-line interface to the PuTTY back ends)
      * Pageant (an SSH authentication agent for PuTTY, PSCP and Plink)
      * PuTTYgen (an RSA and DSA key generation utility). 

From my shell if I login threw 
[user at myserver]$ ssh -X <remote machine>
and after logging in 
I can use different X based utilities of remote machine.
[user at remote_machine] firefox &
                       ^Opens firefox browser of remote machine.

anugunj "anuj"

On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 04:47 -0800, White Hat wrote:
> FreeBSD-6.2
> I have a FBSD computer that I need to access via ssh from a WinXP machine running 'putty'. I am using ssh certificates for authorization. No problem there. I can do anything I want when I access the FBSD machine in this manner, except run something like KDE or XFCE4. I thought I made all of the required changes to the ssh_config and sshd_config as well as 'putty', but evidently not.
> Situation:
> I have 'startx' set to start 'xfce4' presently. If I type: 'startx' while logged in via ssh, xfce4 will start on the FBSD machine just fine. However, on the WinXP PC with 'putty', all I see are the start up messages on the screen. The actual GUI, etc. never appears. This makes using the program impossible from a remote location.
> I am sure I am doing something really stupid here. Perhaps someone could point me i the right direction.
> Thanks!
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