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    I have a linux server in a remote location. I have access to it only via putty. How do I install GUI on the linux server and view the GUI on my windows laptop?

    I installed KDE and when I type startx I get errors.

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    Your question is pretty broad but I'll attempt to answer it. You'll need to set up the Linux machine as a vnc server, then you'll be able to access its desktop from any browser that is java enabled. Install tightvnc on the Linux machine and start it. From the command line as regular user:
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    vncserver
    After vnc is running, log into it via a browser from any remote machine:
    Code:
    http://linux_server:5801
    Ports 590* and 580* must be open in whatever router you are using on the Linux server side and forwarded to the server itself. For instance, if the local IP of the server is 192.168.1.104, then make sure ports 5801 and 5901 are forwarded to that machine. This is brief but I hope it helps...
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    Thank you for your response. How do I install kde?

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    Quote Originally Posted by overdrivemachines View Post
    Thank you for your response. How do I install kde?
    I thought from your first post that you'd already installed KDE as your chosen desktop. More info on the server machine please. Is this a straight server as in, it was installed without any "GUI?" Or is it a regular Fedora install that included a desktop environment like Gnome? If it was installed without Xwindows you'll need that to do what I think you are wanting:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...mand-line.html

    IF you don't need a full desktop environment like Gnome or KDE and only want to run certain apps, I'd go with a minimal window manager like TWM or OpenBox instead as it will save on resources. As su:
    Code:
    yum install twm
    Should do it. Another option might be to simply forward X back to your client with putty:

    YouTube - X11 forwarding through putty

    I hope some of this gets you going in a right direction.
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    Thank you
    You all have been very supportive.

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