OSX 10.5 through OS X 10.7
- XServer is already built into OSX
OSX 10.8 through 10.10
- Open a terminal client and type in
ssh -X [yournetid]@[destination.server].edu
- The -X after "ssh" tells the computer to connect using xserver
- yournetid - is your university netid
- destination.server.edu - the server you would like to connect too (example: biocluster.igb.illinois.edu)
Windows with MobaXterm
Windows with PuTTY
- For users who prefer PuTTY. You will need to setup the program XMing
Download the following files
- Run "Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe" installer. Follow the screenshots below.
- Click Next
- Uncheck everything except for "Associate XLaunch.exe with the .xlaunch file extension"
- Uncheck "Launch Xming". Click finish
- Run "putty-0.60-installer.exe" installer. Follow the screenshots below.
- Click Next
- Run "putty.reg". At the warning that pops up click Yes. It will be similar to the following screenshot
Connecting to X Server
- Run "xserver.xlaunch". This is the Xming profile that is needed to connect properly use Xming with a server
- Run PuTTY by going to Start->Programs->PuTTY->PuTTY
- Type in the hostname you are connecting to then click Open.
- Type in your net ID for your username and press enter. Type in your IGB password and press enter.
- You are now connected. You should be able to run any xserver capable program.