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Old 09-22-2006, 09:02 PM   #1
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Remote X

I had a friend in college who I haven't seen in a while who used to run X on his machine at home and then boot off of a CD in his laptop into his machine at home. I was wondering which tool you guys would recommend for me to use for this. I have a linux box and a laptop and i want to boot up and log into X from my laptop, but using my servers resources. I have looked around, I know where is X forwarding and XDMCP, but I would like to be able to do it from outside my network as well.
Old 09-22-2006, 09:38 PM   #2
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Running X directly at anything other than LAN speeds won't be too fun (too slow). Also, not secure unless you tunnel it over ssh or something similar.

I would look into FreeNX. It runs X over an encrypted connection and is MUCH faster than plain old X. You need to install the FreeNX server on your box (download for free from ) and then use a NX client on your laptop. NX clients can be downloaded free from NoMachine ( ) Clients are available for Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris, etc.
Old 09-23-2006, 01:19 AM   #3
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Alright, thanks man, I will try it out.


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