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x2x definitive guide

miheer vaidya
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So you want to share your clipboard across the machines? x2x is free software to do that over x server protocol.

  1. Install x server and x2x on both machines. On windows/wsl use these instructions.

  2. On remote system, if you use gdm, edit /etc/gdm3/custom.conf to add:

    [security]
    DisallowTCP=false
    

    and restart gdm sudo service gdm3 restart.

  3. Find out on which display X server is running on remote machine.

    # on remote machine,
    $ echo $DISPLAY # This command assumes that you are logged in using some GUI method, vnc/rdp/nomachine etc.
    # Let's say it was 0.0
    
  4. On local machine issue below command:

 # on local machine:

 $ ssh -XC remoteMachine x2x -east -to :0.0
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References

  1. Ubuntu wiki x2xHowTo

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