-- MikeGore - 28 Oct 2005

SSH tunnelling"> MicroX using SSH tunnelling

SSH Client and"> Configuration of SSH Client and MicroX Xwin32

  • SSH Client is UofW Site License copy from SSH Communications Version 3.29

Enable X11 Tunnelling

  • We Assume you have an existing SSH connection to a host that you wish an Xterm from
  • Edit Menu - > Settings -> Tunnelling -> Check Tunnel X11 Connections
  • Save Settings and restart your connection (X tunneling is seting at the start of a connection)
  • Start X-Win32 - this starts the Xwindows Server on your machine - no configuration is needed

  • Edit Menu:
    Edit Menu

  • Tunnel Option Checkbox - set to ON
    Tunnel Settings


  • Use SSH to connect to the host you wish an Xwindow session from
  • run the command xterm &
    • You should see an xterm pop up
  • You can create a small scripts to start common windows and run this each time you want to start X window sessions

xterm &
xterm &
xclock &
twm &
  • save this script and chmod 755 your_script_file to make it executable

Xterm Fonts

  • You can use custom fonts with xterm using the -fn directive. For example here is a xterm that uses big fonts
xterm -title `hostname` -geometry 80x25 -bg white -fn 12x24
  • You can list all valid fonts with xlsfonts
  • You can view various fonts with xfontsel

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Topic revision: r3 - 2006-10-04 - MikeGore
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