gui on a headless server

Richardson, Joshua A. Joshua.Richardson at
Wed Oct 21 11:23:37 EDT 2009

As long as you installed the X windows packages you want to run, you can
pass your X perms in through an ssh tunnel and run them remotely.
Depending on your ssh client this varies, but from a standard command
line try ssh -X

Joshua A. Richardson
General Dynamics AIS
Principal  Systems Engineer
Systems Administrator
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-----Original Message-----
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Subject: gui on a headless server


aside from the mirroring issue i had with this server, it's also a
headless one.  So i was able to install RHEL5 into runlevel 3 via
serial. But how do i configure it such that i can VNC to it and use
gui/gnome/kde, etc. 

Sir June

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