X Window System Survival Guide

Lincoln D. Stein1

1 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
Unit Number:  Appendix 1D
DOI:  10.1002/0471250953.bia01ds17
Online Posting Date:  March, 2007
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Abstract

Logging in to a Unix system from a console typically initiates a graphical desktop environment that is similar to the Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh desktops. Logging in remotely to a Unix system, however, typically limits the user to a small text‐only window, which is unable to launch graphical applications. This appendix describes the two main options for overcoming this obstacle: a Virtual Network Computer (VNC) and the X Window System.

Keywords: VNC; Virtual Network Computer; X Window; Unix

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Running X Applications Locally
  • Running X Window System Applications Remotely
  • Conclusions
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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