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== MAC OSX ==
 
== MAC OSX ==
  
=== OSX 10.7 or older ===
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=== OSX 10.5 through OS X 10.7 ===
  
*xserver is already built into OSX
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*XServer is already built into OSX
*Simply open a terminal client and type in
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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
 
<pre>ssh -X [yournetid]@[destination.server].edu
 
<pre>ssh -X [yournetid]@[destination.server].edu
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
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**'''yournetid''' - is your university netid
 
**'''yournetid''' - is your university netid
 
**'''destination.server.edu''' - the server you would like to connect too (example: biocluster.igb.illinois.edu)
 
**'''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/]
  
=== OSX 10.8 ===
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== Windows with PuTTY ==
 
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*For users who prefer PuTTY. You will need to setup the program XMing
*Download '''XQuartz''' [http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/ http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/]
 
*Install XQuartz and be sure to restart the computer after the installation is done.
 
*Now simply follow the instructions above for '''OSX 10.7 or older'''.
 
 
 
== Windows ==
 
 
 
 
=== Download the following files ===
 
=== Download the following files ===
  
*[[/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/a/a6/Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe]
*[[/images/d/da/Putty-0.60-installer.exe|Putty-0.60-installer.exe]]
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*[http://help.igb.illinois.edu/images/d/da/Putty-0.60-installer.exe Putty-0.60-installer.exe]
*[[/images/3/3b/Putty.reg|putty.reg]] (Right Click to Save)
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*[http://help.igb.illinois.edu/images/3/3b/Putty.reg putty.reg] (Right Click to Save)
*{{File:Xserver.xlaunch|xserver.xlaunch}} (Right Click to Save)
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*[http://help.igb.illinois.edu/images/7/71/Xserver.xlaunch Xserver.xlaunch] (Right Click to Save)
  
 
=== Installing Xming ===
 
=== Installing Xming ===
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*Click Next
 
*Click Next
  
[[File:Xming install1.jpg]]
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[[File:Xming install1.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Next
 
*Click Next
  
[[File:Xming install2.jpg]]
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[[File:Xming install2.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Next
 
*Click Next
  
[[File:Xming install3.jpg]]
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[[File:Xming install3.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Next
 
*Click Next
  
[[File:Xming install4.jpg]]
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[[File:Xming install4.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Uncheck everything except for "Associate XLaunch.exe with the .xlaunch file extension"
 
*Uncheck everything except for "Associate XLaunch.exe with the .xlaunch file extension"
  
[[File:Xming install5.jpg]]
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[[File:Xming install5.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Install
 
*Click Install
  
[[File:Xming install6.jpg]]
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[[File:Xming install6.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Uncheck "Launch Xming". Click finish
 
*Uncheck "Launch Xming". Click finish
  
[[File:Xming install7.jpg]]
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[[File:Xming install7.jpg|400px]]
  
 
=== Installing PuTTy ===
 
=== Installing PuTTy ===
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*Click Next
 
*Click Next
  
[[File:Putty install1.jpg]]
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[[File:Putty install1.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Next
 
*Click Next
  
[[File:Putty install2.jpg]]
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[[File:Putty install2.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Next
 
*Click Next
  
[[File:Putty install3.jpg]]
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[[File:Putty install3.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Next
 
*Click Next
  
[[File:Putty install4.jpg]]
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[[File:Putty install4.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Install
 
*Click Install
  
[[File:Putty install5.jpg]]
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[[File:Putty install5.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Click Finish
 
*Click Finish
  
[[File:Putty install6.jpg]]
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[[File:Putty install6.jpg|400px]]
  
 
*Run "putty.reg". At the warning that pops up click Yes. It will be similar to the following screenshot
 
*Run "putty.reg". At the warning that pops up click Yes. It will be similar to the following screenshot
  
[[File:Putty.reg.jpg]]
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[[File:Putty.reg.jpg|400px]]
  
 
=== Connecting to X Server ===
 
=== Connecting to X Server ===
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*Run PuTTY by going to Start->Programs->PuTTY->PuTTY
 
*Run PuTTY by going to Start->Programs->PuTTY->PuTTY
 
*Type in the hostname you are connecting to then click Open.
 
*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.
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*Login with the username/password for this host.
 
*You are now connected. You should be able to run any xserver capable program.
 
*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