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Installing XMing

Xming is a free X Window server for Microsoft Windows. It is useful for viewing GUI applications running on TCHPC cluster systems. These guidelines detail how to install the XMing server on a desktop computer.
Screenshot of downloading xming
  • Run the Xming installer that you have downloaded.
Screenshot of installing xming
  • Use the default options in the following windows.
  • Ensure the "Launch Xming" box is selected in the final window.
Screenshot of installing xming
  • The Xming icon should appear in the task tray when running.
Xming system tray icon
  • When using Putty to connect to TCHPC systems, you must check "Enable X11 forwarding"

Screenshot of putty options

  • Here you can find all the steps needed in order to setup Xming and Putty.