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Old 12-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Remote access

My apologies, as I'm sure this has been discussed a lot. I did dig through the search and found some ideas, however, no solid solutions.

I have Amahi Server installed on Fedora 9. I am rather new to Linux, but want to be able to remotely access this box from within my network - mainly so I can lose the monitor, mouse, and keyboard. The remote computer I use is a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu machine.

I got the Putty/Xming thing to work pretty well. However, my problem is that being unfamiliar to linux I don't know what commands to run which will open up certain windows. For example, if I want to get to System>Admin>Network, what would I type in?

This made me want to see the full desktop, so I found the gnome-session command. This ran incredibly slow at full screen (using the Vista boot). Is there a way to get the X11 windows in Ubuntu?

I'll take an answer to either question: What do I type at the command line to get the GUI programs, or how to get X11/some GUI in Ubuntu. Thanks!
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Here is a guide that may help you out:
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Use SSH for your Ubuntu machine. Try ssh user@IP.ADDRESS
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Thanks! This all looks really helpful so far, but it might take me some time to read through...
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I'll add another for you, slightly different method


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