On 9/23/07, Mel <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 23 September 2007 15:35:00 Timothy McGee wrote:
> > Any way of running Gnome or Firefox from putty remotely? What's the best
> > way to test for the displays setup, etc?
> > I'd like to keep it really simple for rebooting radios & equipment that
> > require a web interface. My first attempt simply so display not configured
> > and am really rusy on my unix. FreeBSD & I'm very rusty.
> If all you need is access to web interfaces on localhost of the remote
> machine, setup a portforward and access it with your local browser. Putty
> being a windows program, you probably won't get remote X to work anyway.
Not true. Install Cygwin/X on your local machine
(http://x.cygwin.com/), configure PuTTY to forward X11 packets, login
to the server and run firefox. Depending on your exact configuration,
you may need to tinker with the settings a bit. Usually, however, it
works with no additional effort.