To properly manage the function keys, go to "Terminal"> "Keyboard"> select "Linux".
And finally to display accented characters correctly in the terminal, go to "Windows"> "Translation"> and select "UTF-8"
Go back to "Session" and enter the address of the ssh server.
You can (if you want) enter a session name and click "Save" to save these settings.
(Simply double-click the session name to start the session.)
3. Launch applications!
Once connected, you can run graphical applications.
xterm & For example, here Synaptic and Firefox launched on Linux (10.0.0.2) and displaying their windows in the X server of Windows (10.0.0.1) through SSH:
If the graphics windows are not displayed, check that X11Forwarding is set to "yes" in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and restart your SSH server (sudo /etc/init.d/sshd restart)
If the command window gives you a message like:
Xlib: connection to "localhost:10.0" refused by server
Xlib: PuTTY X11 proxy: wrong authentication protocol attempted when you try to run a GUI application, it simply means that a user is already logged in and using a X session.
Have the full desktop
If you want to have access a complete desktop (not only windows applications), you have several options:
For gdmflexiserver, simply type in your the following command in the ssh console: gdmflexiserver -n A new window will open and you can login with your username/password and receive a full graphical environment (desktop, wallpaper, icons, menu bars ...)
NX Server also works through SSH and it has the advantage of being much faster than X11 over SSH.
See these two articles: