How to install UI environment on remote linux ubuntu server

This article describes how to install UI environment on  remote linux ubuntu server. It could be very usefull when using remote cloud servers for test purposes.

1) On your your remote server:
1.1) Download X packages

1.2) add to your /etc/ssh/sshd_config

1.3) create .Xauthority File

Verify that xauth command is working

2) On your local server

add to your ~/.ssh/config file have these lines:

3) Connect to the remote machine from local server

from your local server connect to your remote platform

4) Test of Remote UI display

launch the command xterm or firefox

The display output xterm of xterm or firefox should appear on your local server.

5) pointers
Olivier Rivat

Olivier Rivat

Senior Software Engineer with over 25 years of experience doing Software Development, Support and Consulting in Identity and Access Management Solutions.
Specialised in IAM (security, access control, identity management) and Open Source integration, settled in 2004 by IAM industry veteran, JANUA offers high value-added products and services to businesses and governements with a concern for Identity Management and Open Source components.
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