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Old 08-29-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Loading a desktop


I am revisiting LINUX after many years of absence from a UNIX environment. I have a client that purchased a dedicated LINUX server from Go Daddy which I have connected to using "putty" and SSH and I have identified what appears to be a gnome desktop application, but I'm having trouble using the right command to load this program. I have tried using "open gnome" as su that does not register any errors however, it does not load the desktop! Any suggestions?
 
Old 08-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Well, first of all, could I ask what distribution of Linux is running? Also on that server in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, is the "X11Forwarding" option set to "yes"?
 
Old 08-29-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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also the Gnome Desktop should NOT be installed on a remote server
there is no need for it .


Also be a bit warned
Go-daddy is known for running very old and very dead versions of fedora

about a year or so there was a thread about fedora 3 being installed on a newly bought go-daddy server

i recommend to every one NOT to use "go-daddy"
 
Old 08-29-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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casualfred: Centos 6 and yes X11Forwarding option is set to "yes"?
 
Old 08-29-2013, 08:58 PM   #5
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Install an X server on your client machine (I assume that you use Windows, Linux desktops usually come already with one installed), SSH into the server, start the application (not Gnome, just the application).
 
Old 08-30-2013, 12:11 AM   #6
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higgybh, yes TobiSGD is right; below is a useful guide that I believe is what you want:
http://www.math.umn.edu/systems_guide/putty_xwin32.html

Hope that helps!
 
  


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