Remote Desktop to a Linux Machine

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  1. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    Whats the best way to do this? Can it be done with the Windows Remote Desktop application or is there another program that would do the task better?
     
  2. chips

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    SuSe has VNC built in... but im no linux guy
     
  3. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    Suse, Fedora, ect all have Rdesktop, VNC, RDP etc all built in....

    use whatever floats your boat :bigthumb:
     
  4. crontab

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    if you're doing this from a windows pc to a *nix box, i've only used exceed and x-win32 with much success.
     
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    Apothis New Member

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    The Windows VNC client will work.
     
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  7. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Install any x-server on your pc. (hummingbird exceed is good, xwin32 is good, I use frontier superx, there are tons of others including free ones)

    SSH into the linux box with any ssh client that supports x-tunnelling (I think most do - I personally recommend PuTTY link), and log in as a regular user. If your display variable isn't set (check by running 'echo $DISPLAY'), set it to your.ip.add.ress:0 (example: on redhat based systems - export DISPLAY=192.168.1.12:0)

    With the X-server running on your local machine, launch whatever application you want to use. In fact, you can even run a full desktop session by launching gnome-session or startkde (or fvwm or twm or whatever you might be using).

    Your desktop or application will start up on your remote windows machine, but inside an X-server window.


    Or you can use vnc. :o
     
  8. sam758

    sam758 OT Supporter

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    use nxclient/server . uses compression so its fast. i can scroll a remote browser window smoothly.
     
  9. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    hey.. did anybody say you could use *vnc*? :o
     

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