Remotely opening a window/process/application of a Linux Server


If you are running a distribution of Linux, it usually comes out of the box to remotely open an application  if you run the following:

ssh -X username@server_ip

-X Forwards the X Window to your linux machine

If the above does not work, try to do an xhost + on your linux machine first.


If you are running windows and access your linux server via putty, you will have to download a software called Xming (Free).

Run Xming server and then go to putty, set the following as per the screenshot below:

And then connect normally to your session.

To test, try xclock

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Mount SSH Drive on Windows

Do you usually work with Linux Systems from a Windows Based OS? Tired of using WinSCP?

My Solution: Use Red Drive

After Installation, an icon will appear on your taskbar and a new drive on your My Computer

Right Click on Red Drive -> New Connection and fill in the required information.

Protocol: SFTP

Host/IP: IP Address of Server

Name: A common name

Port: 22

Authentication: Password

Username: root(can be something else)

Password: *** (password of root)

And you are done : )

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