X Windows

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The X Windows System (also known as X11, X, and X-Windows) is a windowing system, common on Linux and Unix-like operating systems. X provides the basic framework for a windowed GUI environment. Drawing and moving windows on the display as well as interacting with the keyboard and mouse are handled by X.


SSH X Forwarding

While using SSH to access a system running the X Windows System, it is possible to have any X windows generated by the remote system appear on the local machine. To connect to the system at the IP address with X forwarding, enter the following command:

developer@ldc:~# ssh -X user@

Other than the -X option, the procedure for logging in is the same as that listed on the System Login Page.


The following are links to detailed documentation relating to the X Windows System.



X Development

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