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Client: Win7 with Xming Server installed. Using putty to access with allowing X11.

Remote: Debian 3.2.73 with GNOME as the GUI environemt. And X11Forward=yes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

I can launch GUI tools like Gedit for example with no problems. But I need to see the whole Desktop not just tools that I type in the shell. I've tried typing startx but it gives errors and doesn't work.

How can I display the whole desktop on my local machine?

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The X11 forwarding is only forwarding windows that are spawned within your current session. Since your desktop isn't a window it can't be forwarded in this manner. You'll need to use something like VNC to get remote access to your desktop.

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