[CentOS] An odd X question

Thu Jun 25 20:52:16 UTC 2015
Pete Geenhuizen <pete at geenhuizen.net>

On 06/25/15 15:55, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> I've got a headless server running CentOS 7. I've got a user who wants to
> run some graphical software on it, and view using x forwarding. What I
> don't have clear is how to set this up. I've just installed
> xorg-x11-server-[Xorg, common]. I assume I need to run X, but I don't see
> running this in runlevel 5.
> Thoughts?
>       mark "and why is it called xorg-x11-server, when in X terminology,
>                it's the client?"*
> * Which I always thought was bass-ackward, but...
The easiest way to think of this is that the host on which you are going 
to watch the output needs a running X server, the source just needs the 
client application.  Of course this also presumes that network and 
permissions are all in place.

The test that I've always used is to run a simple xclient on the remote 
host, xclock, xeyes, xterminal and see if it show up, if it does you are 
good to go.


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