Forward X11 applications to a Windows client

Some graphical applications running on a managed Linux clients work well when forwarded to a X11 server on a remote PC. The following example describes the use case to connect from a personal Windows PC to a remote managed Linux PC at ETH and use such an application on it.

Install an X11 server on Windows

Download and install VcXsrv on your personal Windows PC

Connect to the ETH network

Make sure you're connected to the ETH network by either:

Start the X11 server

A windows forwarding the output of xterm opens on your Windows PC.

Run a graphical application

FAQ/X11Windows (last edited 2020-12-01 15:18:42 by stroth)