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Old 01-14-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
Dshah
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remote desktop in debian


Hi sorry for again newbie question, i have a debian linux vps and running through puTTY CLI interface from my windows, i search through if i can possibly install any remote deksktop system. Please i know this has been asked many time but never got what i am looking, how can i do that? is there any step by step tutorial? any instructions please.

I really appericiate for your help.

Thanks
 
Old 01-14-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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http://www.lizardking.biz/2009/02/de...ulti-user-vnc/
 
Old 01-15-2010, 05:57 AM   #3
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Thanks sir for reply, i am totally newbie in linux and when i asked my vps provider if i can use desktop he told me they can install ubuntu for me. i google how to check which version i am running and i found this command and run

cat /etc/issue

and result:
root@100:/# cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 8.04.2 \n \l

and this command:
cat /etc/lsb-release

and result:
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.04.2"
root@100:/#

so it mean i am on ubuntu machine right? not debian 4 or 5? i dont know this i send message to my server provider as they told me i have debian distro. and if it is ubuntu how can i make it work as remote desktop. Thank you for the support.

Last edited by Dshah; 01-15-2010 at 06:02 AM.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 09:09 AM   #4
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I don't clearly understand what do you need.
Ubuntu or Debian: they are quite the same, actually all distros are quite the same: they share same linux kernel. But to be on topic...
Your problem is you don't like terminal-style access? So you want GUI running on your server? Remember one thing: GUI never gives such abilities to tweak system as CLI does.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 02:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply , yes i am looking for GUI, so i can install on the ubuntu distro i have, what is making me confuse is i ask someone and he told me if i need to do that i need to reinstall ubuntu etc, is that true? or if not please can you show me any complete tutorial how can i do that?

Thanks for any support
 
Old 01-15-2010, 02:19 PM   #6
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Are you saying you have a remote VPS used for webhosting et cetera that is running Ubuntu {server version} and you want a desktop to it?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 04:10 PM   #7
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yes exactly that, how can i do that?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 04:44 PM   #8
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look into forwarding X over ssh.

You can install an X environment on your Windows PC. I use Xming. You then should be able to change the X11forwarding option from no to yes in your /etc/ssh/ssh.conf and then restart ssh (this will disconnect you since you are working through putty). Then in putty you can set the X options and connect. This will not give you a full desktop but will allow you to be able to run GUI applications.

You can use this link on how to setup putty for X forwarding. http://www.math.umn.edu/systems_guide/putty_xwin32.html

This will allow you to run GUI apps through ssh. Here is what your end result will be like, http://www.vanemery.com/Linux/XoverSSH/win32-X-7.jpeg
 
Old 01-15-2010, 05:14 PM   #9
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Thank you worm5252 i will try that out, but what actually i am looking is a desktop like this:
http://www.nomachine.com/documents/i...arted/img1.jpg

so i see software NX client and server, can i try this one, like i will install this server on vps and client on my windows? someone said i cant do this on server... i am nut sure where to start ..

here is NX site
http://www.nomachine.com/
Thank you for the help,

Regards
 
Old 01-16-2010, 12:23 AM   #10
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You should just use VNC server then.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC
 
Old 01-16-2010, 01:50 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dshah View Post
Thank you worm5252 i will try that out, but what actually i am looking is a desktop like this:
http://www.nomachine.com/documents/i...arted/img1.jpg
Hei Dshah,
I think you should search for freenx which is an opensource version of NX from nomachine.
See here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX
Greetz
 
Old 01-16-2010, 03:45 AM   #12
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Just one thing. All of the VPS's I've used for webhosting as SERVER operating systems, that is they have no X. It's all CLI.
It's probable that you can install the basic Xserver packages needed for a graphical remote desktop, but I'm not really sure why you would do that with a VPS?
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:12 AM   #13
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ok all thanks to you i was finally able to install using this tutorial

http://markus.revti.com/2009/08/inst...ntu-linux-vps/

one more last question, from CLI how can i copy all files from this folder:

/first/folder/

To

/second/Folder/

First folder also contain other folders but i wants only files, so it will only copy files from that folder
Thanks
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:20 AM   #14
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cp -r /first/folder/ /second/Folder/

if in doubt cp --help
 
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