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XMING + Bash on Ubuntu on Windows = X11 Window System Running from Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux

X11 Apps work on the recently announced Bash on Ubuntu on Windows!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Open Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
  2. Ensure Xming is running
  3. In Bash prompt, enter “export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0” to connect to Xming host over TCP/IP and enable UI apps from Bash
  4. Install x11-apps with “apt-get install x11-apps”
  5. Try running various x11 programs by appending “&” to run in the background – Example:”xeyes &” (Full list of programs included in x11-apps)

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