Upgrade Your VNC Experience by Switching to X11 Forwarding

A simple guide to running programs straight from your Linux workstation on a remote host. Windows included.

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Background

Setting up X11 Forwarding on Linux

sudo dnf install xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-xauth xorg-x11-apps
Match User your_username_here_plz
X11Forwarding yes
sudo sshd -t
sudo systemctl restart sshd.service
sudo firewall-cmd --add-service=sshsudo firewall-cmd --add-service=ssh --permanent

Connecting from another Linux workstation

For Windows, forget Putty and use MobaXterm instead

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