Xming provides a minimalist X windows server for use on Microsoft Windows. Using Xming with an SSH client program lets you run applications on Unix hosts (e.g., Strauss) but have the graphical display, keyboard and mouse managed by your PC. This is useful for many mathematical, statistical and engineering applications (e.g., Matlab, SAS, GAMBIT).
This document describes how to download and install Xming and to configure SSH to use X11-tunneling. Several open-source SSH clients will work (e.g., puTTY SSH, Cygwin's OpenSSH), but only ssh.com's Secure Shell client is fully supported at the University of Delaware.
Use the Installing Xming X11 on Windows document, written by Penn State's Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure group to download and install Xming.
IMPORTANT: Follow the Penn State instructions but take note of the following:
xterm, gnuplot, xmaple) that starts an X11 application in the SSH window.
September 1, 2009
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