Opening GUI app (text editor) from base CentOS

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paraspiral
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Opening GUI app (text editor) from base CentOS

Post by paraspiral » 2014/05/21 16:00:57

Maybe this is an impossibility but we could do it in UNIX so why not try with CENTOS. I want to be able to open a GUI text edit from CENTOS with out installing GNOME or KDE. I don't like vi and emacs or nano are not much better. Is this a possibility or am I high?

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Re: Opening GUI app (text editor) from base CentOS

Post by gerald_clark » 2014/05/21 17:19:32

Open it where?
GUI apps re3quire a GUI, even in Unix.

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Re: Opening GUI app (text editor) from base CentOS

Post by TrevorH » 2014/05/21 17:35:28

If you're connecting via ssh with X11 forwarding then it should work. You will need to install xorg-x11-xauth on the server you connect to and enable X11 forwarding in your ssh/putty settings and be running a window manager on the machine where you ssh from...
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Re: Opening GUI app (text editor) from base CentOS

Post by gerald_clark » 2014/05/21 17:42:15

You still need a local X server to display the output of a renote GUI app.

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