On Sunday 23 September 2007 18:54:28 dgmm wrote: > On Sunday 23 September 2007, Maxim Khitrov wrote: > > Not true. Install Cygwin/X on your local machine > > (http://x.cygwin.com/), configure PuTTY to forward X11 packets, login > > to the server and run firefox. Depending on your exact configuration, > > you may need to tinker with the settings a bit. Usually, however, it > > works with no additional effort. > > Agreed! > > As a complete noob to running remote apps, I had it going in minutes from a > WinXP laptop with putty/cygwin/X. As you say, just tick/check the X11 > forwarding box in Putty.
Sure that works. As you can also take a plane to visit the neighbors. > Although the OP mentioned Gnome. Not sure if you could run a whole desktop > over it or even if that would be desirable. If you're on a local network, it can be convenient to control the entire desktop in the few cases where programs can only be controlled via GUI, but for configuring a few web-enabled interfaces, it will take you 10 times longer then just forwarding the control port and using a local browser. Aside from that, last time I tried (a few years back), at least the window manager needs to be installed locally for truly forwarded X11 connections, you can't be logged in under X as that user on the remote machine and by the time I had cygwin setup and working, I would've configured cups 3 times over on the remote machine, using a simple port forward. -- Mel _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"