I've got SSH access, and I have Xming installed, along with Xming fonts. I've configured putty to forward x11 and told it to place the desktop at localhost:0, according to the instructions here.
However, after I log in, and 'startx', I get ... Nothing. Or rather, it runs a bunch of messages which appear to say everything's working, but I get a cursor in my console window which acts like it's in a wait state. And that's it.
What am I missing? Do I need to open something to see the desktop?
I want to forward my desktop to my work PC, so that I can play with RasPi at lunch, without physically plugging in the hardware. Please help.
Screenshot of what happens with Xming running, and I SSH in, and 'startx'.
The answer below is saying 'startx' is unnecessary, because it starts the RasPi x server, and I am using the Xming server on windows. In that case, how to I get to the desktop/GUI on Xming from windows. Because, even with Xming running, and SSH enabled, I don't get anything but a normal console prompt. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. What I want is my full, normal RasPi GUI running in a window on my remote windows PC. I do not want to use VNC. I am forwarding over the internet. How do I get there?