June 21, 2013

Mountain Lion broke X11

Want to run apps under linux and pipe the graphical display to your mac using mountain lion?  This is how you do it.

Open the /etc/ssh_config file as the super user using the command sudo vi /etc/ssh_config

Find the line 

# ForwardX11 no

 and change it to 

ForwardX11 yes

Next you just need to make sure you have xQuartz installed from here.



Those two items should have you able to ssh into remote linux system and run apps that require x on the remote machine and pipe the display to your mac.

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