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run remote linux desktop

Terminal - run remote linux desktop
xterm -display :12.0 -e ssh -X [email protected] &
2010-04-22 10:29:24
User: vishalce
Functions: ssh
run remote linux desktop

First of all you need to run this command.

X :12.0 vt12 2>&1 >/dev/null &

This command will open a X session on 12th console. And it will show you blank screen. Now press Alt + Ctrl + F7. You will get your original screen.

Now run given command "xterm -display :12.0 -e ssh -X [email protected] &". After this press Alt + Ctrl + F12. You will get a screen which will ask you for password for remote linux system. And after it you are done. You can open any window based application of remote system on your desktop.

Press Alt + Ctrl + F7 for getting original screen.


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You can run startxfce4, startkde or gnome to have a complete windowmanager on there. Look up the specific commands for other windowmanagers. Just do NOT close the xterm window as that will close the windowmanager.

If you only want to run one program, a different display is not needed and you can just do something like

ssh -X [email protected] program &

This will just run the wanted program in your current $DISPLAY

Comment by houghi 318 weeks ago

And some programs will require -Y instead of -X to work (e.g. eclipse). NOTE: see ssh docs for security issues, in short, you'll have to trust the remote machine.

Comment by wipu 317 weeks and 4 days ago

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