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ssh x11 forwarding with wayland
« on: January 02, 2020, 12:05:38 PM »


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In my small office which has one decent AMD Debian desktop, one Debian Lamp server, one Winodws 10 box, and four private LAN Debian 10 clients on less robust hardware I have used ssh x11 forwarding for a long time. After recently upgrading all the clients and the larger host machine to Debian 10 I decided to stick with wayland on all of them once I figured out the various configurations for ssh x11 forwarding. Wayland does not break ssh x11 forwarding contrary to the griping you read on the internet. It just requires a different praxis. Wayland ssh clients will need a nested Xserver (Xephry is easy and reliable) and wayland hosts will need the GDK_BACKEND=x11 preset string. I use gnome-boxes regularly this way to keep the CPU/RAM tax of virtualization on my bigger host machine. Below is a list of example commands for all the possible configurations.

Last Edit: January 04, 2020, 10:28:40 AM by trinidad
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