Re: [SLE] Remote desktop?!?
From: Ian Marlier (marlier_at_studentuniverse.com)
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 22:29:00 -0400 To: <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> From: Bernd <email@example.com>
> Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 19:20:56 -0700
> To: <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Remote desktop?!?
> On Monday 17 October 2005 18:55, James Knott wrote:
>> Bernd wrote:
>>> I have two machines that I use the most; one has SuSE 9.3, the other has
>>> WinXP. These 2 machines are located in different areas of the house.
>>> I am thinking of adding SuSE to the Win XP machine as a dual boot, but I
>>> want to be able to use it as if I were on the other machine. Can I use a
>>> remote desktop, or a remote login on the linux SuSE side of the dual
>>> boot? How? How much of SuSE do I need to install if I will be using the
>>> other machine through it?
>>> I have a wireless NIC on both machines, each pointed to my router for
>>> internet access. Maybe this is a question for another thread, but... can
>>> I route the dual boot through the SuSE machine to the internet? How?
>> If I understand you correctly, you want to run Linux & XP at the same
>> time, on the same computer? If so, you'd need a something like VMware.
> Run linux (from the machine that will have dual boot or both OS's installed)
> and access the SuSE machine as if I were on it (i.e. see my desktop, access
> files, run applications, etc.).
From the client machine (that is, the dual-boot), do
`ssh -X user@server`
("user", of course, you should replace with your username. "server" you
should replace with the IP address of the machine to which you're
You'll have a command line for the other machine in front of you.
Then, just type the name of a program that you want to load (ie, `konquerer`
or `firefox` or `yast2` or...)
It'll appear in front of you, in a normal X-style window, nice as can be.
The program will actually be running on the other "server" machine, but the
display will be tunnelled via the SSH connection to the client. (that's
what the -X in the ssh command line does.)
This is, of course, the geek solution to remote execution of programs (It's
a Linux list, you gotta expect that...). There are no menu bars that you
can pop up to launch programs (except the local one on the "client"), no
desktop (except the local one on the "client"), and so on. But it does give
you the ability to run a program remotely with the display local.
As for full-featured solutions: if you want to see the whole desktop on the
"server", you're going to be looking for VNC, I think. And I'm not sure
about setting that up on SuSE, beyond knowing that it's supposed to be easy.
But X-tunnelling is good for you!
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