Remote GUI Sessions on Linux
April 10, 2006 12:21 PM Subscribe
Remote X Server access over SSH. I've got a Linux (Ubuntu) server that I have root access to over SSH and a Windows XP workstation that I'd like to set up as the client. Any good resources and tutorials?
posted by voidcontext to computers & internet (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sort of familiar with Linux, I've set up and run headless web and database servers. But this is a bit beyond me, I've never looked at Linux GUI stuff before. I've got SSH set up to allow trusted X11 forwarding, and can connect and get to a remote command prompt fine, but can't start X.
I've got Cygwin and it's X Windows components installed on the XP machine, but there are obviously some configuration steps I'm overlooking. I'm hoping someone knows of a good tutorial or howto that would walk me through some of the steps.
The Cygwin documentation seems to assume some knowledge of X Windows that I don't have. I just need a shove in the right direction.