General :: Windows 7 - How To Use X11 Forwarding With Putty

Mar 14, 2010

I have a VM with RHEL 5 without an X server. My host has Windows 7.

I need to connect to the VM and redirect the X11 output of the commands to my host.

I know that if my host were a GNU/Linux machine it would be as easy as ssh -X .

I'm ussing PuTTy to connect by SSH to the VM, I tried enabling X11 forward option in PuTTy config, but nothing happened.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Cannot See Graphical Output: WinXP, PuTTY, X11 Forwarding?

Jun 23, 2010

I am accessing a LINUX cluster machine via the internet from my PC. My PC is using Windows XP. To access the cluster I use VPN Client and PuTTY. I can access the cluster from my PC without any problems as long as only the command line and no graphical interface are involved. To allow for graphical interface I installed Xming and I enable X11 forwarding for PuTTY. However, the graphical interface/output of the program I am using (GrADS) does not appear. Instead I get the error message ?Segmentation fault?.Does anyone know what what I need to do in order to see graphical interface/output via PUTTY

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General :: Set PuTTY's Appearance In Windows

Feb 26, 2010

Is it possible to configure PuTTY to have me some nice colour scheme like vim's desert?

I'm an PuTTY user under Windows and my login shell is tcsh. The current PuTTY theme setting is a very boring "black background and white character" user interface.

If it is possible, could you illustrate a little bit about how it works?

I've goolged this issue, but it seem both client side and server side settings are involved in changing PuTTY's appearance, which makes me quite confused.

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General :: Start Gqview From Windows Over SSH With Putty / Plink

Jan 10, 2010

I'm trying to figure out how to start/stop gqview remotely from a batch script on a windows machine. Stopping works with killall but starting gives me a
Code: Gtk-Warning **: cannot open display warning.
Is this because it tries to open a GUI in the terminal and if so how to solve this?

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General :: Using Putty 0.60 (on Windows Vista) To Connect By Ssh Protocol To Other Compute

Jan 26, 2011

I'm using putty 0.60 (on Windows Vista) to connect by ssh protocol to other Linux computer. I have a problem with VI/VIM. When I key button "n" or "b", it returns me n^Z or b^Z.

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General :: Windows With Putty Via USB Serial Cable To Serial Port - Output Ok, Input Isn't?

Jan 13, 2010

I am trying to get two way serial communications going between a Windows XP system and a Linux system (RHEL 5).I have /sbin/agetty -L 9600 ttyS0

in /etc/inittab. I am using a generic USB to serial adaptor on Windows (Unitek) and a null modem cable. I have putty configured for 9600 baud, 8 bits, no parity, one stop bit, no flow control.I get the login prompt from agetty in the putty window but input does not work; I see weird characters in the putty screen. I can echo output into the device from windows and see it, but

cat < /dev/ttyS0. just prints out weird characters from what I type.

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Ubuntu :: Setup A Putty Session To Putty From One Machine To Another?

May 15, 2010

I am trying to setup a putty session to putty from one Ubuntu machine to another. I know how to setup to connect to the machine from Windows and I am using the same settings for the one I am trying on the Ubuntu machine but it fails to connect. It fails immediately so I believe that putty is not able to find ssh. Is there some configuring that I need to do.

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Server :: Ssh Connection (using Quest Putty) From Windows?

Apr 14, 2011

I'm trying to do a ssh connection (using Quest Putty) from Windows to Linux. As linux are joined to Active Directory, is possible to do a SSO (using kerberos). If I connect from linux to linux using ssh, it works fine. If I connect form Windows (Win7) to Linux using Quest Putty or Centrify Putty, an error is displayed:

C:Program FilesCentrifyCentrify PuTTY>Plink.exe -A -K -v serverl001.jed
Looking up host ""
Connecting to port 22
Server version: SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.4
We claim version: SSH-2.0-PuTTY_Release_0.60_(Centrify_GSS_1.4)


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Ubuntu :: Install TightVNC Through Putty From Windows 7 Computer?

Jul 12, 2010

I am new to linux and I purchased a Linux Dedicated server, however my experience for Linux is 0 and my pc's at home are Windows 7. I am trying to install TightVNC server on my linux dedicated server but I can currently only access it through Putty as far as I know.

Is there a way to install TightVNC through Putty from my Windows 7 computer? Because I have no clue how else to put TightVNC on my dedicated server.

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CentOS 5 :: Use Putty To Ssh From Windows Laptop To A Remote Machine?

Jun 25, 2010

I am using CentOs 5.5.

I use Putty to ssh from my windows laptop to a remote CentOS machine. Is there a way to start a shell that doesnt dies when I disconnect so I can connect again and reclaim it?

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OpenSUSE Network :: X11 Forwarding - Windows Client Works But It's Doesn't - Cannot Connect To X Server

Jan 20, 2010

I have x11 forwarding enabled in /etc/ssh/sshd_config on a suse 11.2 32 bit box running kde I can open x apps on a windows machine using xming and putty just fine, but when I boot the same machine into suse 11.2 64 bit using kde and try using konsole I get: cannot connect to x server

The command I'm using to log in is: ssh -X -l username host I doubt the problem is with the server I'm logging into or it wouldn't work in windows, not really sure what to look for as I've never had a problem using x11 forwarding from a linux client before only windows ones

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General :: Connecting Linux Box Using Putty

Jul 16, 2011

I have a problem in connecting a new Linux box using putty.I have recently set up a new virtual machine using oracle virtual box , and in the virtual box i installed Cent OS 4.8 . I gave NAT connection.When i try to connect the Linux box using putty , i get Network connection Timed out message . When i try to ping from the host OS i get request timed out.

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General :: Connecting Vmware Through Putty

Aug 9, 2010

I am using windows 7 OS. I want to make client server setup & trying to connect putty with Vmware from windows 7. I had installed redhat linux 5in Vmware & set the ipaddress as well but I am not able to connect vmware through this ip address.Do I need to set some configuration in ssh as well?

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General :: Putty Ssh To Ubuntu Server 9.10

Apr 2, 2010

I can't figure out why I keep getting kicked out of the ssh session almost immediately after login to an ubuntu 9.10 server (32bit).See the screenshot. I just installed this server and didn't make any ssh config options. I thought it would work right away.When I ping that server I get sporadic responses where some packets are lost. It's an old Dell poweredge 1400.where should I start troubleshooting? Authentication? Hardware?

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General :: Use Putty To Download File?

Mar 2, 2011

I want to use Putty to login to my linux system , I use Reflection before , it works fine to download file , but it can not download file by using the same method , can advise what protocol that Putty that support ?

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General :: Vps With Putty Closing, Or Freezing?

Apr 30, 2011

I recently purchased a dedicated server and have been having trouble with putty. I have been using the server to try and host the game called minecraft. Hosting the server is not a problem however. What is the problem is being able to exit putty without stopping the server. I looked this up, and it sayed to create a screen. I did that after installing screen. I then created a screen, ran the server, then tried to disconnect using the ctr-a-d.However only two things happen when i push the buttons. The majority of the time the window just closes, along with my server stopping. The other thing that happens is putty just stops. I cant type in anything, but I am still notified when I try to close putty.

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General :: Set Default Screen Colours In Putty / Ssh?

Dec 6, 2010

I use putty to ssh to linux box. By default I get black screen background with white foreground.
To change colours, I go to change settings -> Window/colours and then I set background colours as white and foreground colours as black. This is more easy on my eyes. But I can't seem to be able to set this colour setting as default and each time I login, I have to set colours.
Could someone please suggest a solution?

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General :: Track The Command Fired On A Putty?

Jul 16, 2011

Is there any utility which will monitor all commands on SSH SHELL fired by any user who logs in using putty or any other client? If this record is saved somewhere,

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Nov 5, 2010

I've been allowed to work on the server of a forum. I was given the username and password, and with them logged in successfully on the server using PuTTY, but now I'm not sure what command I use to do anything to the users on the forum For example how would I change someone's username or password, etc.

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General :: Batch File To Login To Putty?

Feb 2, 2011

I've created a .bat file with this line: start C:USERSPuttyputty.exe -ssh -pw password

That opens a putty session and logged in it with the user and password i've already specified. But now, I want to enter a simple command like "ls -l" for example.. How can I do that?

I've also tried plink...The line in that case is this one:

start C:USERSPuttyplink.exe -v -ssh -pw password -m UNIX_commands.txt

and in that file "UNIX_commands.txt" I've added the following lines:

cd /projects/test
ls -l

all works fine (the commands are executed) but i can't see the putty session... all i can see is the verbose in my DOS windows of the last line "ls -l"...

The putty session vanishes away. How can I have the session opened and list the mentioned directory.

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General :: Dynamic SOCKS Proxy Using PuTTY?

Apr 22, 2010

I have a problem with dynamic socks:

My VPS having this output of /sbin/ifconfig:


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:B9:B6:D2:3D
inet addr:x.y.114.13 Bcast:x.y.114.255 Mask:
inet6 addr: abcd::xyz:fghj:ffgh:d23d/64 Scope:Link


How can i use [x.y.101.1-3] address as proxy with putty?

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General :: Retain Server On When Putty Is Closed

Jun 11, 2011

I have a server program in ubuntu which i run using putty remotely. My problem is that when i closes my putty window, my server automatically closes and stop working.
I want that once i start my server it remains on when i closed my putty window.

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Jul 24, 2010

I've down loaded mysql database file and now I'm looking at adding it into a new dedicated server. Should I upload that sql file to the root folder I created for the domain and insert it with shh like that? If not where should I upload this mysql file to insert it to the new database. It's rather large so I have to use SHH Fir example if this is the code,


where is that actual location of MYDATABASE.sql

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Jan 14, 2010

When I connect to a RHEL CLI via Putty, some folders are blue, some are highlighted green, etc etc.Does all that signify something? Is there a link to a site that tells me what it all means?

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Feb 18, 2011

I am no longer working on the Linux-machine directly, but I'm using Windows puTTY to get a terminal-session. Within that puTTY window I want to switch (or maybe create first) several sessions between which I can switch arbitrarily. I have read about using Ctrl-Alt-Fn, which doesn't work, most likely due to the puTTY interface. I have tried chvt n, which doesn't do anything either (or that it seems). I have tried "bash &" and got bash in the background, which I could call forth using fg, but then had to stay with that and couldn't switch anywhere. Only option was "exit". So, what's the correct way to get several sessions in that puTTY window and switch between them?

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General :: Use The Free Program Putty For Emulation?

May 27, 2010

I am trying to use the free program Putty for emulation , I use Reflection before , Reflection use unixlink as protocol to download , but this protocol is not in Putty I tried sz is also not work , if I want to download files via Putty , what protocal that I can use ?

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General :: Virtual Box Refuses PUTTY Connection

Jan 10, 2011

I had Ubuntu guest installed on VMWare. The Host OS is Windows 7. But now I want to migrate it to Virtual Box. I migrated it, but it does not allow PUTTY to connect it. It says "connection refused". On VMWare on same host and same guest, PUTTY connection is successful. But it does not allow on Virtual Box. It says connection refused. Both on VMWare and Virtual Box, the guest Ubuntu is configured using NAT networking.

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Mar 12, 2010

I use PuTTY to connect to an Ubuntu Server (VPS). I would like to use Tab-Completion when I'm working with the command line on Ubuntu Server... How can I configure it?

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General :: @ Sign After A Symbolic Link Directory In PuTTy

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in puTTy, what does the @ sign signify when it's right after a directory? ex.


It is a symbolic link, however on another server, the same symbolic link does not have an @ sign after it.

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General :: Get Putty To Support 256 Colors In Emacs On CentOS?

Jan 21, 2011

As far as I can tell from browsing around, I should be getting 256 colors in my Emacs, but I'm not. I'm running CentOS 5.4 on an ec2 instance. I'm running Putty 0.60 on Windows 7. Putty is set to send xterm-256color for its terminal string. Putty is set to allow 256 colors. On CentOS, my $TERM is set to xterm-256color.

tput colors shows 256. I recompiled Emacs to 23.2, making sure to install libtermcap-devel beforehand, because someone claimed they needed that. But still, when I M-x list-colors-display in Emacs, it only shows 8 colors.

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