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Windows 7, Putty And X11


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Anyone else experience Putty crashing when forwarding X11 over SSH?

Putty works great for just normal SSH but it seems to crash on me quite frequently when I am trying to forward X11 to my local machine (running XMing). I haven't really used X11 forwarding on any machines other than ones running Win7 (x86 and x64 have the same problems), so I don't know if it's just that Putty doesn't like Win7 or what.

Anyone else experience problems with it? I've found it happens more often when I am trying to run a VM Window in Virtualbox over SSH, but it can happen if I launch any graphical app.

Any ideas?

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Putty seems to crash a lot in general for me, both on XP and 7. More on 7 though. I think if too much data is going over it, it cant handle it, as in too much bandwidth, it seems to crash a lot more on me.

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That could be it, I don't know. I was thinking about trying KiTTY, but I don't know. I just want something that won't go tits up on me when I am in the middle of doing something (and make me reinstall the VM, since it causes it to crash and be unable to start up again)

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I have the same set up in my computers and believe it or not it's exactly doing the same thing, putty keeps on crashing.

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Glad I am not alone. Heh.

The strange part is that it's Putty that crashes, not XMing. *shrug*

Try using Private Shell SSH Client

http://www.privateshell.com/

It also supports X11 Tunneling, which is what you are working with at the moment.

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Thanks.

Did it work fine to you?

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Have you ever tried FreeNX? It uses SSH and was somehting I used to replace VNC on my uBuntu box a while ago. MUCH faster and higher quality than say VNC or other RDP clients. I could administer my uBuntu box as if I was sitting at it and everything worked fine except video for obvious reasons, your bandwidth would suffer. If I remember correctly it also brought you remote audio as well, but this is just going from memory, havent used it in ages.

http://www.nomachine.com/download.php

I do remember setting it up was a bit of a pain, but thats partly because I was learning linux at the time while setting up freenx, ssh keys, etc. so might be simple for veteran linux users.

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I've tried to use FreeNX, but I wasn't able to get it working for whatever reason. I don't really use a GUI on my server anymore, since I discovered I was able to forward X over SSH.

I tried to start a VM, which would crash putty, and it seemed to work ok with KiTTY.

I suppose time will tell if I got around the problem or not. :)

EDIT: Scratch that, KiTTY just decided to crash on me too. Meh. I think I'll just deal with the crashes when they happen. >.<

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  • 1 year later...

I know this is a bit old but I came across it in a google search. I was having the same issues with putty and xming and decided to give private shell a try and the only thing I miss that putty does is the tab auto complete on what your tying so you don't have to type everything out.

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