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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!



  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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