[ubuntu-za] Remote Desktop

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Thu May 29 08:13:34 UTC 2014

Everything seems to be working, but I am getting this message:

WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to
socket /tmp/dbus-gRSdW2yXxK: Connection refused

I have no idea what that is about, but as I say it seems to be working
despite the warning message.


On 29 May 2014 09:56, Wesley Werner <wesley.werner at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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