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Create a remote X11 desktop over SSH (revised)
Authored by: palahala on Jan 07, '09 03:04:15PM
A bit late... ;-) On Ubuntu 8.10 (and probably many other releases) the X Font Server is not installed by default, making xset +fp tcp/localhost:7100 fail. To install it:
apt-get install xfs
Next, to enable TCP networking:
sudo vi /etc/X11/fs/config
Here find, and comment-out, the line no-listen = tcp. Finally, restart the font server:
sudo service xfs restart

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