any good tutorials for running remote x?

From: Rod-Lists 
I may want to set up something for a mac using friend to get their feet wet in linux.

=============================================================== From: Sean Brewer ------------------------------------------------------ Enable X11Forwarding for sshd (i.e. X11Forwarding yes goes wherever your sshd

=============================================================== From: Sean Brewer ------------------------------------------------------ Alternatively, you could run a VNC server, or even better, NX:

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ I remember nx but the question is does require the gui to active on target machine? Or just the remote? ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Just a note but you could actually use a remote X session. It was made for this after all. It is rare to find someone who actually uses it that way however. (Yes, I know there are lots of good reasons not to.)

=============================================================== From: Sean Brewer ------------------------------------------------------ It works like VNC, so you have the NX server running on the server, and the client connects to the server via an NX client. You can find client and server (FYI, not OSS) software here: There's an open source NX server that I'm aware of (might be more, not sure), but it's old:

=============================================================== From: "" ------------------------------------------------------ I have never been able to make NX work (and I haven't tried in years, so duno...), so I do x11vnc on the target box and any VNC viewer in my box. It has decent performance and gets the job done. I always do it over VPN and set the '--listen' interface to VPN. Remember: VNC is UNSECURED!!! Tricks that I use: ssh -fCXY user@remotebox any-GUI-app will run the application in the remote box but display the window in your box. Performance is regularly decent and gets the job done, but sometimes suck. When running off the same router you just can't tell that the application is running remotely. Most of the time... If you want to just open an SSH shell and be able to start 'X' applications: ssh -CXY user@remotebox Finally, you can manipulate where the application displays by assigning a value to the 'DISPLAY' environment variable. You will see the display on any X screen for as long as you know the IP and you have rights to access the server. It may come pretty handy to start applications for people that can't find icons, to display a message or, ah well, just for pranks... :) YMMV ET if you set the 'DISPLAY' variable to the IP of the remote box, the application will start and Rod-Lists writes: