The ssh access available on lab machines can forward X connections for running GUI applications remotely. X-forwarding is handled natively under Linux and MacOSX, but Windows users must install a 3rd party program in order to use it. One such program is XMing. We think NX/NoMachine is the best option, but
Using XMing is relatively easy.
- Download and install a copy of XMing from their website
- Start XMing Launch
- When asked to choose a session type, select ‘Start a program’
- Type the hostname of a lab machine (such as lab2-28.eng.utah.edu) into the “Connect to computer” field, enter your CADE username and password
- Save the configuration for later use