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Old 02-20-2006, 06:24 AM   #1
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Unhappy Remote GUI access on Linux to Linux Machine

Dear experts,

I was to access GUI from a linux machine on my local linux machine.

I saw someone running the following commands to do the same:

xhost +
rlogin remote_IP
setenv DISPLAY local_IP:0.0

but these setenv DISPLAY and gui commands are not working on my linux machine (i am using bash). Can some body help with some basic step by step guide about how to access remote GUI.

There is one more requirement to this, i want the remote GUI session to be isolated, like the work i m doing on this remote session is not shared, seperate user, and the remote machine is also available to any local user.

is there any rpm to install gui command, just tell me what needs to be installed for above commands to work.

Old 02-20-2006, 06:40 AM   #2
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Easiest way, IMHO, to run a remote X11 app is to connect to the remote machine via SSH with the -Y flag, and then simply start the app as usual from the command-line.

The -Y flag allows for X11 forwarding, so any X11 app started from the SSH connection will pop up on your own X11 display.
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Another option is a reasonably new program that I’ve been following from the start that I’d like to see get some more attention, because it's a good program, is xrdp

The new beta version 0.2 is just being released at the moment with .deb packages for the first time

or VNC
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Check out FreeNX. Especially if you're trying to run X over something slower than a LAN.


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