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X11 Forwarding and Using Graphical Applications via SSH

posted Apr 3, 2015, 10:23 AM by Parker Temple   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:21 PM by Reuben Castelino ]
This post is intended to explain what is needed to use any application with a graphical interface remotely on a CSIF machine using SSH. e.g. matlab
Disclaimer: Using high intensity graphics applications will be extremely slow. e.g. Rendering a graph in matlab

  • Make sure XQuartz is installed and up to date
  • SSH to a CSIF machine with the -Y option. e.g. ssh -Y
  • Linux runs an X server natively, so just ssh with the -Y option. e.g ssh -Y

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Note: For those of you using this process for matlab, Only PCs 33-60 have matlab installed on them.