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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...
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).
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...
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 ?
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