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

Sergio Monteiro Basto sergio at
Tue Apr 15 12:23:22 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-04-15 at 14:27 -0400, Dustin Spicuzza wrote:
> Hey,
> 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.
> (as to why I want to do this... using a small touchscreen, and trying to 
> use GDB on the app while running on the touchscreen. Obviously using GDB 
> on the small touchscreen is quite annoying, so trying to find an 
> alternative... )

you need give permissions on remote host , with xhost + 

> Dustin
Sérgio M. B.
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