[ubuntu-za] Remote Desktop

Robin Bownes robin at bownes.co.za
Thu May 29 13:50:51 UTC 2014

On 29/05/2014 02:33, Lee Sharp 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
Hi Lee,

I really like the idea of this and tried it on my own LAN. However, when 
I try to access my my media PC, I get the following error message -

ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused

Any helpful hints for me?



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