The easiest way to do this is via ssh.
First ensure you can connect to the linux box using ssh.
Using Xming and PuTTY
1. Download the Xming install and additional fonts
- Xming Installer - http://garr.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/xming/Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe
- Xming Fonts - http://garr.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/xming/Xming-fonts-7-3-0-9-setup.exe
2. Install and Configure PuTTY
- PuTTY Downloads page - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
You need to enable X11 forwarding to show graphical programs:
- Start PuTTY.
- In the left menu go to: Connection > SSH > X11.
- Check "Enable X11 forwarding".
- In the left menu go to: Window > Translation.
- Select UTF-8 in the drop down box.
- Go back to "Session" in the top of the left menu.
- ClickClick "Default Settings" or specify new session name and Save.
3. Connecting to a server
- Make sure Xming is running. (If you don't what to remember to start Xming evertime you what to use it, you can set it to start when Windows startup.)
- Find an appropiate server from the server list.
- Launch PuTTY.
- Type the server name in the host name field.
- Optimal: Save your session, so you only have the double click on the name next time.
- ClickClick Open.
If everything is working, a terminal will open, prompting you for a user name and password.
Run the command a5backup-gui. This will export the SE GUI to your desktop.
Install Cygwin/X on your WIndows box, ensuring ssh and telnet components are installed. There are detailed instructions on the website, x.cygwin.com.
After installing, follow these instructions:
- Load Cygwin
- Enter "startx"
- In the X-Windows box that appear, enter
ssh -Y -l root <servername / IP>
(if you get a problem here your ssh is not installed properly in Cygwin)
- Once connected, first do a test with an XWindows app like:
- Once this is working, close the test app and run a5backup-gui
Article ID: 139
Posted: 02 Mar, 2012 by Van Rensburg J.