My Ubuntu X Forwarding Settings

Remote: Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS x64

Local: Windows 8.1, Putty, Xming


Enable Ubuntu X forwarding:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server
#edit /etc/ssh/ssh_config, X11Forward yes
#check if xauth is installed, to view current list
#xauth list

To change the feel and fonts when program is forwarded to Xming:

sudo apt-get install gtk-chtheme
#Call it at the termial opened in Xming
#Set a theme you like

I choose the theme ‘Radiance’ with font ‘Ubuntu Light 10’


At windows side:

1. In putty, enable X11 Forwarding in the settings

2.Install Xming, Xming Fonts. If necessary, copy the fonts you like to Xming folder.

To increase the font size of Xming, add a shortcut on Windows Desktop, link to Xming with the following parameter:

(Xming default font is 96 dpi, increase it to the size you like)

"C:Program Files (x86)XmingXming.exe" :0 -clipboard -multiwindow -ac -dpi 108

To check additional usage:

"C:Program Files (x86)XmingXming.exe" -h


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