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Putty Crashing on Windows 7 64bit
When using Putty to SSH into a RHEL 5 server, while running XMING to display XWindows, when switching back and forth between Windows Windows and the PUTTY terminal window, sometimes PUTTY is frozen. Sometimes the application I switch from is frozen too.
We are running:
SSH: PUTTY 0.60
XServer: XMing 220.127.116.11
Similar problems have been reported by:
This post was originally posted:
Perhaps someone will reply to either/or/both thread(s).
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- Aug 2010
Same situation (putty 0.60+W7/64), same problem. But XServer is Xming 18.104.22.168.
Any known solutions?
should probably look for support for windows applications on a windows forum or their respective application help forum
Response to: coopstah13
The users of an application such as Xming are most likely Linux guru's and not Windows gurus since it is specifically an application meant for viewing Xwindows from Linux/Unix servers. The Linux world may have more experience and have better expertise in this area than Windows folks.
I have posted on Windows forums. Just because it is a Windows application, does not mean it is a Windows side error. It could have something to do with the connection to the Linux server.
Hence, why I posted with Linux as well.
Any other ideas/pointers?
There is a new release .39 available. Do you know if it works now? Or, did you find an alternative solution?
I am forced to run a windows workstation by company policy, even if 99% of my work is on unix servers.
I tried each and every windows ssh client -commercial or free- and they are all unusable, incomplete and sluggish.
My solution is to run a fedora VM in bridged mode, the screen set to seamless.
Parcellite on fedora does a good job to ensure copy/paste from/to windows works.
My tools are there.
Terminal behaves like it should.
Imho, putty and the like are only for occasional use.
Last edited by Irithori; 08-12-2011 at 04:01 PM.You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Have you tried cygwin/X at all? Sure, it is a bit larger on install, but not that much, and you can install X in a (somewhat) *nix environment. I find it much more reliable than putty.
I also support running Linux in a virtual machine. VirtualBox is free and extremely reliable. Plus, you get a whole *nix environment that way.
Code is Poetry
@gruven, I am not sure how I feel about essentially having another complete OS running on top of Windows for both performance and security reasons. Cygwin is not maintained frequently enough and without a SLA, I am not sure how comfortable I would feel having it as part of my defacto setup.
As for the putty issue. I recently came across Xshell and Xmanager from NetSarang and I am in the process of testing them out now. They seem quite robust and stable, probably the best package I have seen yet.