How to run Xming & putty to execute X Windows apps on your Windows desktop

Install Xming, then with Explorer launch Xlaunch.exe – take the defaults and save a configuration.

Then launch putty.exe – before open a connection – go into putty settings – under SSH->X11

Key is – setting X11 Forwarding on for your putty session. ┬áSetting your display on the client.

e.g. if your Windows desktop is: 192.168.1.7 and your server 192.168.1.19 do this:

On your server:

xhost +

or

export DISPLAY=192.168.1.7:0.0

On your desktop putty configuration:

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