X Forwarding

Introduction

If you are connecting to the Linux Grace systems using a Windows/Mac computer, you may find it very useful to download and install an X server. An X server lets you open windows from the Grace systems onto your machines. If you have an application that relies on a graphical user interface (e.g., emacs) you need to have an X server in your machine.

Below we provide information on how to install X servers in your machines based on the kind of computer you have.

X Forwarding in Mac

X Forwarding in Windows Using Mobaxterm

If you are using Mobaxterm there is no need to install any X server as it is already included with Mobaxterm. There is nothing else you need to do (ignore the information provided below).

X Forwarding in Windows using Xming and PuTTY