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X11 / XQuartz Display Forwarding

Desmond Leung updated November 15, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Questions Addressed

You will need:

  • X11 X11 or XQuartz XQuartz (located in /Applications/Utilities/)
  • an account with IGPP ( u u se this se this account request form to request a new account if necessary to request a new account if necessary )
  • to be on UCSD network (if you are away from UCSD, login to VPN. Instructions on how to do this are located here: How to VPN into the UCSD network )

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\[How to VPN into the UCSD network\]

Procedure

  1. Make sure that you are on UCSD network and have an IGPP OD account (required for SSH to Barnyard machines).
  2. Open a X11 X11 or XQuartz XQuartz window.
  3. SSH into the Barnyard machines by typing:
  4. Test display forwarding by typing xcalc xcalc . A window should appear with a scientific calculator.

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Questions Addressed

You will need:

  • X11 X11 or  or XQuartz XQuartz  (located in /Applications/Utilities/)
  • an account with IGPP (u u se this se this  account request form to request a new account if necessary to request a new account if necessary )
  • to be on UCSD network (if you are away from UCSD, login to VPN. Instructions on how to do this are located here: How to VPN into the UCSD network)

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\[How to VPN into the UCSD network\]

Procedure

  1. Make sure that you are on UCSD network and have an IGPP OD account (required for SSH to Barnyard machines).
  2. Open a X11 X11 or XQuartz XQuartz windowX11 or XQuartz window.
  3. SSH into the the Barnyard machines by  by typing: ssh -Y username@igppgateway
  4. Test display forwarding by typing typing xcalc xcalc . A window should appear with a scientific calculator.


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