x2x or other program

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Wed Jan 3 20:37:10 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 10:40:18AM -0900, James R. Jones wrote:
> I just installed ubuntu on a pc, and looking to use it to do X windows 
> between this system and a red-hat server.  My question is what is the 
> most popular way of doing this.  Should I use x2x, VNC, or are there 
> other programs that are better for the redhat server and ubuntu 
> workstation. 

Well, what you you mean when you say you want to use it "to do X

Do you want to launch applications on the server and have them open
windows on your PC?  Then use SSH X forwarding (ssh -X server app).

Do you want to use a single mouse and keyboard to control two machines,
both of them running X on separate monitors, situated side by side?
Then use x2x.

Do you want to connect to a remote desktop over the network, control it,
and be able to disconnect without stopping the running applications
there?  Then use VNC.

Marius Gedminas
The reason computer chips are so small is that computers don't eat much.
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