On Saturday 26 June 2010 11:36 AM, Suvayu Ali wrote:
On Saturday 26 June 2010 04:54 AM, Frank Murphy wrote:
> On 25/06/10 21:51, Suvayu Ali wrote:
>> If you prefer a gui, you could try a vnc client or nx client over ssh
>> tunnelling. But I don't use the gui a lot.
> I prefer a gui, as it is easier to explain to non-linux people,
> how to go about things. To do so, I need to understand the methods
> myself. They (as I at times) see a terminal, they see hardship.
Another, probably simpler (less terminal and more gui oriented), thing
to try would be to use remmina and its built in capabilities for ssh
tunnelling for vnc. But again I have never used it.
I just tried this yesterday, it works seamlessly. To try this, start a
vncserver on the remote machine with something like,
user@remote$ vncserver :<display> -geometry <preferred_resolution>
You can leave this running if you prefer. Then you can skip this step
for subsequent connections. However I would suggest turning of things
like screensavers if your remote system is shared by other users.After
this you can connect with remmina like this,
enable SSH tunnelling
select same server port 22
authentication:either password or use ssh keys
Hopefully this is what you were looking for.
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