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Old 04-17-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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Linux Graphical Desktop on Windows


Anyone know a way or a program that will let me login using telnet, ssh or something to get full graphocal interface on windows xp
 
Old 04-17-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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RealVNC should work
 
Old 03-21-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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RealVNC should work
Can RealVNC be accessed when at init 3? I have to log in and be in GUI for me to access it via GUI
 
Old 03-21-2007, 04:39 PM   #4
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Are you trying to login to a Linux host and run graphics apps that are native linux? For that, you need to run an X server on your Windows host. A list of possibilities is at http://www.rahul.net/kenton/xsites.html#XMicrosoft. It does not matter what runlevel the Linux host is in. The X server is running on the remote host. You can, in fact, run a complete Linux desktop this way, with the display/console at the Windows host.

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Old 03-21-2007, 04:42 PM   #5
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Are you trying to login to a Linux host and run graphics apps that are native linux? For that, you need to run an X server on your Windows host. A list of possibilities is at http://www.rahul.net/kenton/xsites.html#XMicrosoft. It does not matter what runlevel the Linux host is in. The X server is running on the remote host. You can, in fact, run a complete Linux desktop this way, with the display/console at the Windows host.

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yes currently my box is at a terminal login. I cant connect to it using vnc unless its loadined with gnome or ar init 5 which automatically does that. I would like to grab a hold of the desktop while i its just stitting at the termenal screen.
 
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Okay, then once you have the Windows-hosted X server installed and running, you will also need an SSH client (many Windows users seems to like a product called putty; I'm not particularly familiar with it). You would then login to your Linux host using SSH with X tunneling enabled, and run KDE or Gnome. Most people do not do that, as it will be a bit of a mess, intermixing with your Windows desktop, unless you elect to run an X server that isolates its entire X session to a single Windows window, which I find too crowded. What most people do, and I think you will end up doing is simply running individual applications by launching them from the SSH commandline. You might find a very simple desktop (someone jump in and name a few, please) is appropriate for this situation.

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