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= Connecting to a X Server  =
 
= Connecting to a X Server  =
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== MAC OSX ==
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===OSX 10.7 and bellow==
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* xserver is already built into OSX
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* Simply open a terminal client and type in
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<pre>
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ssh -X younetid@destination.server.edu
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</pre>
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** The '''-X''' in front of 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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=== OSX 10.8 ===
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* Download '''XQuartz''' 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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* Now simply follow the instructions above for OSX 10.7 and bellow.
  
== Windows ==
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== Windows ==
  
 
=== Download the following files  ===
 
=== Download the following files  ===

Revision as of 17:18, 30 January 2013

Connecting to a X Server[edit]

MAC OSX[edit]

=OSX 10.7 and bellow[edit]

  • xserver is already built into OSX
  • Simply open a terminal client and type in
ssh -X younetid@destination.server.edu
    • The -X in front of 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)

OSX 10.8[edit]

  • Download XQuartz 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 and bellow.

Windows[edit]

Download the following files[edit]

Installing Xming[edit]

  • Run "Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe" installer. Follow the screenshots belows
  • 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 belows
  • 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.
  • Type in your net ID for your username and press enter. Type in your IGB password and press enter.
  • You are now connect. You should be able to run any xserver capable program.
  • If you have any issues please email us at help@igb.uiuc.edu.