Archive for January, 2011

XWindows in Windows XP


Here is a quick guide how to connect to a Unix machine grapically from a Windows XP machine.

  1. Install putty from
  2. Install Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe and Xming-fonts-7-5-0-25-setup.exe from
  3. Start XMing and a) select “Multiple Windows” and b) Select Disable Server control and c) Save Configuration (i put it in XMing install folder)
  4. Start Putty.exe. Put in IP address and port. And then in Connections -> SSH Check “Enable X11 Forwarding” and “X Display Location” should be “”
  5. Log in and typ “xclock” or “firefox” to test


Update 20111018: Also enable SSH compression.