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Old 10-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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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

/etc/gdm/Xsession default

, 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 6.9.0.31. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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What you are doing is OK for one-off apps. The slowness you are experiencing is to be expected. There are better ways to get a remote desktop.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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There are better ways to get a remote desktop.
Such as...? A link, or a couple of keywords, will suffice.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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Here are some examples:
VNC
tightVNC
freeNX server on linux + NoMachine's NX client for Windows

Here is a link that describes setting up a VNC connection on Ubuntu with a secure connection from a Windows box:
http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/..._Linux_Desktop

Others may know of better solutions.

Last edited by lukav; 10-07-2008 at 05:07 PM. Reason: re-added freeNX
 
Old 10-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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I got VNC to work, thank you. It has its own quirks, but definitely performs faster than raw X11.

For the sake of my general education, though, does anyone know the answer to the original question?
 
Old 10-08-2008, 10:14 AM   #6
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This post might help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...esktop-164696/
 
Old 03-21-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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Post Use xming, xshell, putty, tightvnc to display linux gui on windows desktop (x11 forwarding when behi

http://www.doxer.org/learn-linux/use...hind-firewall/ this post is quite detailed, include xming/putty/vnc.
 
  


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