Is it possible to display application windows on my local monitor?

I ssh to my droplet via ssh -X user@ipaddress. Then type startx. X11forwarding is set to Yes in config. Here is the tail of my log: Fatal server error: [519911.798] (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (Permission denied) [519911.799] (EE) [519911.801] (EE)

Is this just impossible with a headless connection?


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Hey friend!

There may be some way to work that out, and perhaps someone who has done it will drop by and offer some insight on that. In the meantime, I thought I’d share my favorite alternative. No doubt you don’t want VNC because it’s really not designed for seamless desktop app usage. Instead, I bring you the best thing since RDP:

With x2go you can have a full remote Linux desktop on your computer, even multi-monitor and full resolution with little to no latency. I kind of think you might love it, I do :)