Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Using $DISPLAY for remote administration.

On X server you can export your display so the apps starts on one server and interfaces shows on another X server. Here is example how to do it.


On remote Linux (

# export DISPLAY=""

On local Linux (

KDM/GDM/XDM by default on Debian use option -nolisten tcp. You need to remove it to allow X server to accept connections. Restart of display manager is needed.

# xhost +

Next step is to start application on remote Linux and it will show on your local Linux X server.

# yast2