X11 forwarding from Linux server to Mac Client
Posted on 2006-07-12
Hello. I'd like use X11 forwarding to view the GUIs of my Linux apps on my Macintosh. My local computer is a Mac Mini (Core Duo) running OS X v. 10.4.7. Ideally no incoming tcp ports would need to be open on my mac -- all x11 commands would be passed over ssh. My main question is how to do this, but I can break it up into several smaller questions:
1. How can I tell if X11 is currently installed on my Macintosh?
2. If X11 is not installed, how do I install it? (I couldn't find it on my OS X installation cd's)
3. When I set the environment variables X11Forwarding=yes and DISPLAY=:0.0, I still have trouble. My linux server complains that:
connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory
X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).