Simple question: How to make X windows appear on remote machine (not X forwarding)

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Tue Apr 15 12:07:34 PDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 02:27:02PM -0400, Dustin Spicuzza wrote:
> I have a machine sitting next to me that I ssh into, logged in as user 
> Y. On the machine, I have X running, and I'm logged in as the same user 
> Y. Is it possible to execute an application over ssh, that makes its 
> windows show up on the machine next to me? I tried setting the $DISPLAY 
> variable, but no luck so far. Thanks.

export DISPLAY=:0 for a local server is all that is needed.


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