Verify you have the software running and configured correctly

  1. Verify that you have “xming” or “VcXsrc” actively running on your desktop. If not, download and install it.
  2. Open Putty and create a new saved session
    • Connection -> SSH -> X11
      • Check – Enable X11 Forwarding
      • localhost:0
  3. Save the session

Verify your user has authorization to use X11

  1. Become your user (assuming you are currently root)
    • su serveradmin
  2. Copy the ENTIRE bottom line (Including: ‘Magic cookie:’) )from the output of this command
    • xauth list
  3. Go back to being root
    • exit
  4. Add the Magic cookie to Xauth
    • xauth add [paste]

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