How to start Gnome GUI in Xming over SSH
Hi everyone. Advance apologies for the newbie question.
I'm trying to set up remote GUI access to a Linux box from a Windows box. I have installed Xming on Windows, enabled remote logon on Linux. I'm telling Xming to start an XDMCP session, and it does. Everything is fine and dandy.
Now I'm trying to do the same over an SSH link. I have installed the OpenSSH server on Linux and PuTTY on Windows. X11 forwarding is enabled. I'm running Xming in the "start a remote program" mode; the default/only choice for the remote program is xterm. I'm getting a terminal window in Xming - which is to be expected. I can run standalone X11 apps, but that's not what I'm after. My question is - what do I run instead of xterm to get the Gnome GUI desktop, like in the XDMCP scenario?
I got a desktop by running
, but there were error messages, and the desktop was very slow, so I'm sure this is not the right way of doing it. I presume that GDM, who's responsible for XDMCP, runs something after the successful GUI logon - but what is it?
Debian 2.6.18-6-686, Xming 220.127.116.11. Thanks in advance.