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X11 forwarding from Linux server to Mac Client

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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).


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1) In your Application->Utilities folder you should see X11 if X11 is installed.  
2) Otherwise you can put in the OS DVD and do a customer install as described here http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301229
3) Using ssh, you don't have to set X11Forwarding and such.  Just double click on the X11 icon in Application->Utilities, it will open a Terminal.  Use ssh -X to connect to your Linux machine and all the forwarding will be done properly.
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Thank you! Can't believe it was so simple.
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