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If you are connecting to HCC clusters via a PC running Windows, please take the following steps to setup X11 forwarding.

  1. Download Xming to your local PC and install. Download link: http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=156984&filename=Xming-6-9-0-31-setup.exe
  2. Download PuTTY to your local PC and install.  Download link: http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe
  3. Open Xming and keep it running in the background.
  4. Configure PuTTY as below:
  5. To test your X11 setup, after login, type command "xeyes" and press enter.
  6. Close the xeyes application by "Ctrl + c" from the terminal or click the close button on the up-right corner of the graphical window.

 

If you are connecting to HCC clusters via a Macintosh, please take the following steps to setup X11 forwarding.

  • Check the OS version on your Mac, if it's below 10.8., you can simply type "ssh -X username@hostname" in your terminal to login.


  • If your OS version is newer than 10.8, please do the following:
  1. Download and install XQuartz. Download link: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/downloads/SL/XQuartz-2.7.7.dmg
  2. Type "ssh -X username@hostname" in your terminal to login.
  3. To test your X11 setup, after login, type command "xeyes" and press enter.
     
  4. Close the xeyes application by "control + c" from the terminal or click the close button on the up-left corner of the graphical window.

If you are connecting to HCC clusters via a Linux laptop, please take the following steps to setup X11 forwarding.

  1. Open the remote client terminal.
  2. Type "ssh -X username@hostname" in your terminal to login.
  3. To test your X11 setup, after login, type command "xeyes" and press enter.
  4. Close the xeyes application by "Ctrl + c" from the terminal or click the close button on the up-right corner of the graphical window.

 

X11 on Windows

X11 on Mac

X11 on Linux