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
From your start menu, start the newly installed application XLaunch.
Select display settings: Keep the proposed settings and klick the button Next
Select how to start clients: Select Start a program and klick the button Next
Specify the program to start:
Select Start program on remote computer
In the field Remote program, enter xterm
Leave the field Password empty
Fill the name of the Linux PC you want to connect to into Connect to computer
Fill your ETH username into the field Login as user
Klick the button Next
Extra settings: Keep the proposed settings and klick the button Next
Configuration complete: Optionally save your configuration and klick the button Finish
Input requested?: You're now asked for your ETH password. Enter it and click on the button OK
A window forwarding the output of xterm opens on your Windows PC.
Run a graphical application
Start the graphical application you'd like to use from the commandline in the xtermwindow, for example