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
windows"?

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.

HTH,
Marius Gedminas
-- 
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