[ubuntu-za] Remote Desktop

Wesley Werner wesley.werner at gmail.com
Thu May 29 07:56:16 UTC 2014

An excellent example Lee!

Indeed that is how X was designed: to run tasks on a remote server and
consume them on thin clients. I must point out that Unity actually does not
implement this technology within it's core, an is supported via a
compatability layer for the moment. Not sure if this layer will stick
around in the future.
On May 29, 2014 2:33 AM, "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal-pc.org> wrote:

> On 05/28/2014 12:05 PM, Bill Cairns wrote:
>> Thanks Lee but, well, that's the question I am asking
>> I would like to be able to run a normal Unity environment on machine B
>> while actually running on machine A. And I mean run everything including
>> Office, Gimp, Scribus ... Perhaps the right answer is: why would I want
>> to do that? ! Because it's there I suppose.
>> Remember - I don't have a monitor on B.
>> I don't understand the implications of ssh -X. What would I do next?
> That explains your question.  Connect to a remote system with "ssh -X
> user at ip.address" and you will have a command line.  Now type "gimp" and
> hit enter.  Gimp is now running in a window on your desktop, but it is
> running on the remote machine.  This is not a remote desktop and image data
> is not being transfered...  It is actually displaying on your desktop.
>  Other handy commands are "nautilus" "firefox -no-remote" and so on...  And
> unlike the current clickbait headlines, this really will blow your mind.
>                         Lee
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