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Hi sorry for again newbie question, i have a debian linux vps and running through puTTY CLI interface from my windows, i search through if i can possibly install any remote deksktop system. Please i know this has been asked many time but never got what i am looking, how can i do that? is there any step by step tutorial? any instructions please.
Thanks sir for reply, i am totally newbie in linux and when i asked my vps provider if i can use desktop he told me they can install ubuntu for me. i google how to check which version i am running and i found this command and run
root@100:/# cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 8.04.2 \n \l
and this command:
so it mean i am on ubuntu machine right? not debian 4 or 5? i dont know this i send message to my server provider as they told me i have debian distro. and if it is ubuntu how can i make it work as remote desktop. Thank you for the support.
I don't clearly understand what do you need.
Ubuntu or Debian: they are quite the same, actually all distros are quite the same: they share same linux kernel. But to be on topic...
Your problem is you don't like terminal-style access? So you want GUI running on your server? Remember one thing: GUI never gives such abilities to tweak system as CLI does.
Thanks for the reply , yes i am looking for GUI, so i can install on the ubuntu distro i have, what is making me confuse is i ask someone and he told me if i need to do that i need to reinstall ubuntu etc, is that true? or if not please can you show me any complete tutorial how can i do that?
You can install an X environment on your Windows PC. I use Xming. You then should be able to change the X11forwarding option from no to yes in your /etc/ssh/ssh.conf and then restart ssh (this will disconnect you since you are working through putty). Then in putty you can set the X options and connect. This will not give you a full desktop but will allow you to be able to run GUI applications.
Just one thing. All of the VPS's I've used for webhosting as SERVER operating systems, that is they have no X. It's all CLI.
It's probable that you can install the basic Xserver packages needed for a graphical remote desktop, but I'm not really sure why you would do that with a VPS?