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Date:      Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:01:32 +0000
From:      "Teske, Devin" <>
To:        "<>" <>
Cc:        Devin Teske <>, FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: install firefox without X
Message-ID:  <13CA24D6AB415D428143D44749F57D7201F9591D@ltcfiswmsgmb21>
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On Jun 18, 2013, at 6:41 AM, Pol Hallen wrote:

> Hi all :-)
> I need use -X ssh and use firefox on remote machine:
> ssh -X -l user xxx host
> Is there a way to install firefox without X? or less ports possible

I indeed run Firefox using the above method from my servers (which aren't r=
unning X) but X is still installed.

It *should* be able to work in theory (I use xdialog from ports on machines=
 that don't have X installed; only xdialog and xauth).

*** warning *** will uninstall X11 software *** warning ***

pkg_delete -x xorg

Maybe Firefox will still run (communicating with the X server running on th=
e local side of your ssh client), or maybe it will balk incessantly about s=

I do know however, that you'll need xauth installed regardless.

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