Xserver Setup

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Connecting to a X Server[edit]

Download the following files[edit]

Installing Xming[edit]

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

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  • Click Next

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  • Click Next

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  • Click Next

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

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  • Click Install

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  • Uncheck "Launch Xming". Click finish

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Installing PuTTy[edit]

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

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  • Click Next

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  • Click Next

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  • Click Next

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  • Click Install

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  • Click Finish

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


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.