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Old 08-22-2003, 01:03 PM   #1
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Linux Remote Access GUI


Is there software that will allow me to get a remote GUI of linux on my Win machine? If so, what? Which distributions support this?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:24 PM   #2
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i know that if you have a functioning ssh client under linux, you can have the X displays exported over ssh. i'm not sure about the ssh clients that are available for windows, but i'd expect them to have that same ability to export displays.

if you're not familiar w/ ssh, here's a short description of what you need to do:

1) make sure the linux box has "sshd" running and check your sshd.conf to make sure that it allows exporting of X displays

2) get and install the appropriate ssh client for windows

3) ssh to your linux box from the windows one, making sure to allow for remote X displays (under linux it would be "ssh -X user@<IP/hostname of linux box>")

4) X displays should popup as desired; remember to execute w/ an ampersand (&) to allow terminal usage for other stuff

this might not work and it requires good bandwidth to get good response of the X displays.

hope this works,
y-p
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:26 PM   #3
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VNC would do this, most linux versions either have it or you can install it.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:27 PM   #4
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Google for Xwin32
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:28 PM   #5
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You have to enable XDMCP so you can use Xwin32
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:39 PM   #6
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We have been using cygwin which has OpenSSH and XFree86, the steps in the first reply will apply once you get it installed on your Windows box. Check out www.cygwin.com
 
  


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