Saturday, December 12, 2009

X Over SSH - Simple, Straightforwad way to access remote Ubuntu desktop from local Ubuntu machine

I keep hunting for this command so I decided to document my process.


Use {F2,F3,F4...F6}

Start x display
with a simple command in Ubuntu
xinit -- :1 vt8 

Use {vt8,vt9,...,vt12}

then log in to far away machine
ssh user@ip_address -X -C

-X for X Forwarding
-C for compression (don't remember the case)

once logged in use command


this is my window manager of choice albeit heavy. You can use others from so many available!