How to run GUI program in SSH server from remote desktop

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Hi Guys,

I am working in a project where I created SSH server in one machine and Client in another machine. But when I execute firefox, it runs in client machine. But I want to run firefox in server machine from client machine. How can I do that?

Mar 31, 2020 in Linux Administration by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

First you have to configure SSH server in your machine. Now to run GUI program in server from client you have to understand how GUI works in your local system internally

When you run filefox in your Linux system, it connects to your display internally and execute. But when you run filefox from client machine, internally it connects client's display and execute.

So, you have to detach your client display and attach server display. To do that, use below given command.

$ export DISPLAY=:1
$ firefox

Thank You

answered Mar 31, 2020 by MD
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