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I have root SSH to a server running Debian distro and I currently have a SSH to it. Now I learned about the program wine and the possibilities of wine....Right now I am pretty new to SSH and can run basic programs..
I was wondering what is the easiest way to start up a GUI and get remote connection to be able to run GUI programs.
OK so now I got this working and it logs in just like it usually does....How do I get a GUI program to run in this.
Just type the command to the program in question. Let's say you want to edit the file foo.bar in your home directory, you would type:
Wait a few seconds, and the Gnome editor should open on your remote workstation with the text of the file foo.bar.
As for the matter of root access on an ssh connection, that's not the way it should be done. Remote access should be given parimoniously and only regular users should have access. Access to the remote prompt should be firewalled so you can only login from specific ranges of addresses such as your private LAN. Once your trusted user is in, then he/she can use either 'su -' or 'sudo' to do whatever black magic they need to do on your system. This is not Windows.. in *nix, the system is designed to be run as a normal user as a matter of course.
What I use to connect to it is putty that is basically all I know about remote shell.
I take your use of putty to mean that you're running on a Windows client. If that is true, you need to install an X server on Windows. Cygwin is a nice option. Otherwise, tunneling VNC through an SSH tunnel works well and there are a couple of good VNC clients for Windows out there.