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My favourite remote X software/Method is

Submitted by GhostR on Mon 15 Dec 2008

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VNC flavour (aka Remote Frame Buffer)  <-> 27% 669 votes
Remote X (forwarding over SSH or not)  <-> 38% 950 votes
NoMachine (NX)  <-> 16% 402 votes
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)  <-> 13% 337 votes
Other opensource (please let us know)  <-> 1% 32 votes
Other Proprietary (please elaborate)  <-> 1% 37 votes
Total 2437 votes

 

 

 

Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by ajt (204.193.xx.xx) on Tue 16 Dec 2008 at 10:12
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At home between my gigabit networked systems I use plain X over SSH. To look at my dad's system over ADSL I run VNC (x11vnc) over SSH. I also use VNC at work to Windows systems which don't do X.

At a LUG meeting I played with NX, but as there isn't an open source server in the standard Debian repositories I've not used it myself.

--
"I am not a PC - I am a free man!"
Adam

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (67.222.xx.xx) on Thu 18 Dec 2008 at 18:51
I often use VNC over SSH. Most of the time I'm working off broadband connections, and this combination gives relatively snappy response time while allowing me to seal the boxes with PKI logins only.

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NX with x2go
Posted by PaulePanter (85.178.xx.xx) on Fri 19 Dec 2008 at 14:23
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Dear everybody,


I tried FreeNX Server. Packages are provided in an Ubuntu PPA repository. It worked reasonably well, but the free client QtNX did not work with it and I had to use the client from NoMachine, which is licensed under the GPL, I believe.

Having some problems, I heard about x2go [1][2] which is similar to LTSP and also integrates the NX libraries.

This works out of the box (do not forget PostgreSQL server) and also has some nice features like sound support, etc. It also provides a Qt client, a CLI client and a GTK client, which is under development but supports already the most important features.

The best thing however is that it is developed under Debian (Lenny) and is provided by a repository.

deb http://x2go.obviously-nice.de/deb/ lenny main

[1] http://www.x2go.org/ (german)
[2] http://x2go.berlios.de/index-en.html

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (114.163.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Jan 2009 at 03:24
Xming. It's an X server for Windows. Enjoy.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (201.242.xx.xx) on Wed 17 Dec 2008 at 22:21
Tightvnc viewer in XP to Debian.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (213.227.xx.xx) on Wed 7 Jan 2009 at 10:05
Isn't TightVNC dead?

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by porcupine (71.87.xx.xx) on Thu 8 Jan 2009 at 12:22
Then why would everyone still be using it? ^_^

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (213.227.xx.xx) on Thu 8 Jan 2009 at 14:29
Changelog shows no activity since May:
http://www.tightvnc.com/changelog-win32.html

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (61.8.xx.xx) on Tue 20 Jan 2009 at 01:55
Perfection achieved. *grin*

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by lykwydchykyn (72.237.xx.xx) on Fri 19 Dec 2008 at 22:40
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Depends on the application. I have a freeNX server set up at work for vendors/remote employees to log in to, but for day-to-day remote GUI admin I just forward X over ssh.

One novel trick I picked up from a forum is to launch Xephyr, export DISPLAY to the Xephyr's display, ssh to a remote server then run a window manager or DE. I need to figure out a way to script that cleanly.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (69.38.xx.xx) on Tue 30 Dec 2008 at 04:52
I think I may work on this. I may use perl... I will keep you updated. It shouldn't be too difficult at all!

Personally, I would not do this, but if this is what you like to do, I would be more than happy to write a script for you.

--Dewar

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by endecotp (86.7.xx.xx) on Mon 5 Jan 2009 at 18:14
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What is this "graphical remote access" of which you speak?
Is not plain ssh good enough for you people?
Bah humbug.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by ajt (195.112.xx.xx) on Thu 8 Jan 2009 at 22:13
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:-)

A lot of the time it is, but when you need to use a GUI only application on a remote system, how do you do it?

--
"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by endecotp (86.7.xx.xx) on Thu 8 Jan 2009 at 22:21
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> how do you do it?

OK, I confess I've done it about twice in the last decade. My recollection is that ssh -X works quite well. One gotcha to look out for:

local$ ssh -X remote
remote$ iceweasel&

An iceweasel window will indeed open. But, by some flabergastingly exapsperating what-on-earth-were-they-thinking annoyance, it will actually be a process running on the *local* machine!!!! Result: "Yes, this bug definitely exists in iceweasel both versions X and Y"; err; no it doesn't.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (213.86.xx.xx) on Fri 9 Jan 2009 at 10:11
Iceweasel on the remote machine will attach to an instance on the local machine if there is one. To disable this feature, use

remote$ iceweasel -no-remote &

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by k8to (64.142.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 02:55
The -no-remote feature has been broken for some time.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (217.94.xx.xx) on Tue 6 Jan 2009 at 07:59
The most impressing feature of Linux coming with that UN*X-like System has being X - thatfore i use it.

X on Windows (Xming/WinSSH), X on Solaris, X on BSD'ish, X on Linux - i do not need more...

...of course all with OpenSSH and any Xterm.

Life can be so easy.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (77.56.xx.xx) on Tue 6 Jan 2009 at 22:47
Apple Remote Desktop is amazing.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (92.113.xx.xx) on Wed 7 Jan 2009 at 19:26
Oh, for sure! Like everything else apple-related! ;)

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (69.129.xx.xx) on Thu 22 Jan 2009 at 16:59
WinSCP over SSH. It offers simple editing with notepad style front end for files and general windows explorer style browsing, folder creation and properties management.

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Re: My favourite remote X software/Method is
Posted by Anonymous (92.228.xx.xx) on Fri 23 Jan 2009 at 20:24
How to use RDP with X? xrdp? Which looks like it uses vnc to retrieve the picture contents instead of something sane.

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