How do I connect to x windows remotely

bhamguy3131 used Ask the Experts™
How do I connect to x windows remotely .. local machine runs Windows 7  and remote system runs Ubuntu.  I have turned on VNC and also X11 port (5909 and 6000) but all I get is a blank, black screen.for both of them.

Also, what program would you recommend to use?  
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You can just type the IP:port in the browser of your windows machine.


Or you can download RealVNC client for the same.
It takes a little bit of work on the remote end to set up, specifically with the SSH keys, but this works wonderfully:

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