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Old 02-12-2002, 10:42 AM   #1
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remote X-Windows


Hey guys...

I just moved into Linux from a life of Windows, and I was wondering what's the way to use a Remote Desktop such as Terminal Services .
I've seen a lot of things but I dunno what to go for...
ssh ? rsh ? xnet ? vnc ? Could anyone explain me how to achieve this ?
Thanks a lot...

Ed.

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Old 02-12-2002, 11:08 AM   #2
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That all depends on what exactly you're after. X is a client/server based system, so it is possible to have one computer running the X server, and another running an X client. Obviously, the two need to be running some *nix or other. VNC is a very good option if you want to be able to see/use an X desktop over a network, on a machine that is not *nix. For example, having your Linux server running VNC server, and having your local PC running VNC client for Windows. It's a bit like the EPOP thing for Windows. SSH will only allow you to use a text interface (similar to telnet, but much more secure).
 
Old 02-12-2002, 11:51 AM   #3
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I'm just trying to "admin" remotely a cluster of machines.
and I still feel a bit more comfortable using the desktop rather than the text interface.
I understand that once acquainted with Linux I'll be fine...

Thanks a lot..

Ed.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 11:54 AM   #4
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Got it to "almost" work

K, I've setup the VNC server, and I'm being able to access it, but the "grey screen with the X cursor" comes up and nothing else...
I don't see the GNOME *nor* the KDE interface, neither a console window...
What am I doing wrong ?

Ed.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 11:57 AM   #5
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well you've obviously just not got a WM loaded, i suppose that's gonna happen if you only use autologin and stuff, on "poncy" distro's....

to load one manually, you should be ok to run "gnome-session -display :[vncdisplayname]" on a console, but to keep it permanent, create a ~/.xinitrc with a line like "exec gnome-session" in it.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 12:28 PM   #6
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Got it to work..!

Now.. I can only run as root... I went to /etc/init.d/vncservers and changed
VNCSERVERS="1:root" to VNCSERVERS="1:ed"

Where ed is my username, and it doesn't start.
I'm not even able to create a passwd file in /home/ed/.vnc
(actually, /home/ed/.vnc foder is not there either)

You guys are great..

Thanks a lot..!

Ed.
 
Old 02-13-2002, 12:23 PM   #7
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I am about to rent a budget server running red hat 7.1 but know nothing about Linux at the moment for use as a TFC/Counterstrike server for our gaming clan. All I need to do is remotely download install and configure the Half Life gaming server software.

I am happy with Win XP for my home machine however. Is there any way of remotely controlling Linux from a Windoze based machine that is fairly straight forward as I have just installed RH7 on my laptop and want to get to grips with it before taking the plunge
 
Old 02-13-2002, 02:39 PM   #8
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Hey Si-Man..

I learned to install vnc in a matter of hours.. it's very easy.

follow this....

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=5499

Ed.
 
Old 02-13-2002, 04:39 PM   #9
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Thanks for that. I will give that a good read in the morning. looks to be exactly what I need
 
  


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