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How to forward X over SSH from Ubuntu machine?

Is it possible that I can view the GUI of application when I pass some command to Redhat linux Server using ssh. Like when I pass command Firefox it launches the Firefox and I can see GUI Firefox.

Note :: I have not installed vnc server.

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marked as duplicate by Gilles, Renan, jasonwryan, Michael Mrozek Dec 30 '12 at 1:15

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Sometimes compression might be useful in X over ssh sessions.

ssh -X -C -oCompressionLevel=9 me@my.server.local mandelbulber

Here's how I launch mandelbulber on my desktop PC but utilizing my server performance to calculate fractals.

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add -X cli option to ssh client, like that:

ssh -X user@server

then you will be able to launch GUI apps on your server.

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