How to configure X11 forwarding on linux to install CABI 6.3 JasperReports using a Windows PC

Document ID : KB000009796
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

The basic steps here will go over how to configure Windows Applications to allow X11 forwarding from a Linux host to the Windows PC.

This will allow you to walk through the GUI installer for CABI 6.3 JasperReports.

Environment:
Linux
Instructions:

1. You will need to install a X Server for Windows.

Locally tested is an application called Xming X Server for Windows.

This is open source software.

 

2. Once you have the X Server installed, please be sure it is running.

3. Next, please be sure you have Putty installed as well.

This is also a free SSH/Command line application.

4. Start Putty

5. Fill out the connection information

Hostname (Linux host you wish to install on)

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On the left side expand SSH and select X11.

Check off "Enable X11 Forwarding"

Do not put in a X Display location

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Connect to your host.

6. Confirm the display was exported by typing "echo $DISPLAY"

Note - Do NOT change what is here, this was setup by putty.

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7. You can now test an X App, or attempt to start the CABI installation.

Test Command: xterm &

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Additional Information:

Please note that local and remote firewall can/will effect the outcome of this.

Please work with your local admins if you run into trouble with this procedure.