Terminal server on ubuntu server

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 7 02:09:28 UTC 2008

On 11/05/2008 11:24 PM, Александр Горлов wrote:
> Could you please clarify?
> If I not mistake SSH gives access to server via console, but I would like to
> give to users graphic desktop likr GNOME or KDE

Can you please clarify exactly what you are trying to accomplish?

If you are running a standard server you will not have a graphic desktop
(Gnome or KDE) installed. You can easily do so by installing the
ubuntu-desktop and/or kubuntu-desktop.

Depending upon what you want the users to do:

1. If you want them to log in and experience their own desktop, then
install NoMachine's NX (or freeNX). They can then login and experience
their own desktop. NX uses ssh for security. Note: Windows users can
also login from the NX Windows client.

2. If you want them to login with a command line then use
ssh with the -X option. Once logged in they can open a particular
program (OpenOffice for instance) and only that program will open.

3. Use the available Terminal Server client provided by Gnome
(Applications|Internet|Terminal Server Client) or Krdc in kubuntu.

There are many, many ways to connect; in order for anyone to help you
properly you need to clarify _exactly_ what you are trying to accomplish.

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