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Old 06-12-2008, 06:21 AM   #1
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Post how to login to graphical remote desktop in linux


hi every body

i want to graphically login to a system, but i still didnot find a solution for that, i want to login from linux to linux, i know ssh but it is only text mode, also rlogin , it is also text mode , is there any command or application in linux to graphically login?

any idea would be appreciated

sawaby
 
Old 06-12-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
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hi every body

i want to graphically login to a system, but i still didnot find a solution for that, i want to login from linux to linux, i know ssh but it is only text mode, also rlogin , it is also text mode , is there any command or application in linux to graphically login?

any idea would be appreciated

sawaby
You can either use the X forwarding method to log in via the greeter or use the TightVNC method to directly login to a desktop. Google either or both options for more info.
 
Old 06-12-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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Hi I used this post to set up my friends machine the other day. He uses Xubuntu.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=191564

Note: This was only for his internal network, if you even think about using this from the internet make sure to tunnel through ssh. Make sure to lock desktop after n amount of inactivity as well.

hth
 
Old 06-12-2008, 10:59 AM   #4
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have a look here

http://www.nomachine.com/
http://wiki.centos.org/FreeNX
 
Old 06-12-2008, 12:37 PM   #5
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When logging in to my Linux box at home from my Linux box here at work, I use the following:

ssh -X -l (username) (IP or Hostname)

for example:

ssh -X -l yournamehere yourbox.yoururl.com

From there, you can execute any X-Windows command and the remote window will display on your local display.

For instance, if you were to enter "dolphin" or "konqueror" (or whatever file manager you use) it will then display the gui filemanager on your local display.

You can also use the & if you want to still be able to use that cli and have the app run in the background...

ie: dolphin &

Last edited by ssarasin; 06-12-2008 at 12:42 PM. Reason: Added some examples...
 
  


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