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
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-core
1.2) add to your /etc/ssh/sshd_config
X11Forwarding yes
 X11DisplayOffset 10
1.3) create .Xauthority File
 touch ~/.Xauthority

Verify that xauth command is working

xauth info

Authority file: /home/olivier/.Xauthority
 File new: no
 File locked: no
 Number of entries: 0
 Changes honored: yes
 Changes made: no
 Current input: (argv):1

xauth list
2) On your local server

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

Host *
 ForwardAgent yes
 ForwardX11 yes
3) Connect to the remote machine from local server

from your local server connect to your remote platform

ssh -X user@remote_machine
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.

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