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Re: [vox-tech] ssh with X11 remote

On 2004.05.25 10:34, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
I have an interesting problem with ssh and X11. I know how to use ssh with X11 forwarding to my local machine. However, I have a program that generates a series of image files, and it insists on connecting to an X server to do so. Running this via ssh means that ALL the data involved gets forwarded to my local machine and then back again; this is very inefficient.

Is there any way to run ssh and tell it to use its own X server?

Use Xvfb, the virtual xserver. It doesn't do any real display anywhere, but it acts like an xserver to any clients that connect to it. In debian, you can run a program with xvfb-run and xvfb-run takes care of choosing a display number and setting up environment variables appropriately.

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