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= Connecting to a X Server  =
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== MAC OSX ==
  
== Download the following files  ==
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=== OSX 10.5 through OS X 10.7 ===
  
*Xming  
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*XServer is already built into OSX
*putty  
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*putty.reg
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=== OSX 10.8 through 10.10 ===
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*Download '''XQuartz''' [http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/ http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/]
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*Install XQuartz and be sure to restart the computer after the installation is done.
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=== Connecting ===
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*Open a terminal client and type in
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<pre>ssh -X [yournetid]@[destination.server].edu
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</pre>
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**The '''-X''' after "ssh" tells the computer to connect using xserver
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**'''yournetid''' - is your university netid
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**'''destination.server.edu''' - the server you would like to connect too (example: biocluster.igb.illinois.edu)
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== Windows with MobaXterm ==
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*MobaXTerm includes an xserver.  This is the easiest method on a windows computer
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*Download and install MobaXterm at [https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/]
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== Windows with PuTTY ==
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*For users who prefer PuTTY.  You will need to setup the program XMing
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=== Download the following files ===
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*[http://help.igb.illinois.edu/images/a/a6/Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe]
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*[http://help.igb.illinois.edu/images/d/da/Putty-0.60-installer.exe Putty-0.60-installer.exe]
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*[http://help.igb.illinois.edu/images/3/3b/Putty.reg putty.reg] (Right Click to Save)
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*[http://help.igb.illinois.edu/images/7/71/Xserver.xlaunch Xserver.xlaunch] (Right Click to Save)
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=== Installing Xming ===
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*Run "Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe" installer. Follow the screenshots below.
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*Click Next
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[[File:Xming install1.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Next
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[[File:Xming install2.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Next
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[[File:Xming install3.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Next
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[[File:Xming install4.jpg|400px]]
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*Uncheck everything except for "Associate XLaunch.exe with the .xlaunch file extension"
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[[File:Xming install5.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Install
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[[File:Xming install6.jpg|400px]]
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*Uncheck "Launch Xming". Click finish
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[[File:Xming install7.jpg|400px]]
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=== Installing PuTTy ===
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*Run "putty-0.60-installer.exe" installer. Follow the screenshots below.
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*Click Next
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[[File:Putty install1.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Next
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[[File:Putty install2.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Next
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[[File:Putty install3.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Next
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[[File:Putty install4.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Install
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[[File:Putty install5.jpg|400px]]
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*Click Finish
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[[File:Putty install6.jpg|400px]]
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*Run "putty.reg". At the warning that pops up click Yes. It will be similar to the following screenshot
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[[File:Putty.reg.jpg|400px]]
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=== Connecting to X Server ===
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*Run "xserver.xlaunch". This is the Xming profile that is needed to connect properly use Xming with a server
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*Run PuTTY by going to Start->Programs->PuTTY->PuTTY
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*Type in the hostname you are connecting to then click Open.
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*Login with the username/password for this host.
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*You are now connected. You should be able to run any xserver capable program.
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=== Testing ===
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* A good test is to run the program "xterm".  Most hosts will have this installed.  It will open up a graphical terminal box.
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<pre>[username@hostname ~]$ xterm</pre>

Latest revision as of 13:03, 19 August 2019

MAC OSX[edit]

OSX 10.5 through OS X 10.7[edit]

  • XServer is already built into OSX

OSX 10.8 through 10.10[edit]

Connecting[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Windows with PuTTY[edit]

  • For users who prefer PuTTY. You will need to setup the program XMing

Download the following files[edit]

Installing Xming[edit]

  • Run "Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe" installer. Follow the screenshots below.
  • Click Next

Xming install1.jpg

  • Click Next

Xming install2.jpg

  • Click Next

Xming install3.jpg

  • Click Next

Xming install4.jpg

  • Uncheck everything except for "Associate XLaunch.exe with the .xlaunch file extension"

Xming install5.jpg

  • Click Install

Xming install6.jpg

  • Uncheck "Launch Xming". Click finish

Xming install7.jpg

Installing PuTTy[edit]

  • Run "putty-0.60-installer.exe" installer. Follow the screenshots below.
  • Click Next

Putty install1.jpg

  • Click Next

Putty install2.jpg

  • Click Next

Putty install3.jpg

  • Click Next

Putty install4.jpg

  • Click Install

Putty install5.jpg

  • Click Finish

Putty install6.jpg

  • Run "putty.reg". At the warning that pops up click Yes. It will be similar to the following screenshot

Putty.reg.jpg

Connecting to X Server[edit]

  • 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.
  • Login with the username/password for this host.
  • You are now connected. You should be able to run any xserver capable program.

Testing[edit]

  • A good test is to run the program "xterm". Most hosts will have this installed. It will open up a graphical terminal box.
[username@hostname ~]$ xterm