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 http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
  2. Install Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe and Xming-fonts-7-5-0-25-setup.exe from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/
  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.



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