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linux:x2go [2018/09/28 09:44]
jansen [Desktop sharing]
linux:x2go [2020/06/04 07:08] (current)
jansen [X2go]
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 ====== X2go ====== ====== X2go ======
-X2go is a new and completely free client/​server solution for remote access to graphical desktops. In its basic form, it provides a GUI around [[:VNC]] server and viewer, including setting up the SSH tunnel for secure remote access, but it has more possibilities. ​+X2go is a new and completely free client/​server solution for remote access to graphical desktops. In its basic form, it provides a GUI around [[:VNC]] server and viewer, including setting up the SSH tunnel for secure remote access, but it has more possibilities, including:​ 
 +  * sharing folders between local and remote computers 
 +  * forwarding audio 
 +  * client side printing (so your home printer becomes available in your session) 
 +Also, x2go will check when connecting, if you already have a session open on the target machine, and offer to re-use the existing session in stead of starting a new one.
  
 See also: [[http://​www.x2go.org]] See also: [[http://​www.x2go.org]]
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 Note that when working in a shared session, whatever happens in your x2go viewer, happens on the real desktop as well, so if you log out in the viewer, you are actually logged out completely. Note that when working in a shared session, whatever happens in your x2go viewer, happens on the real desktop as well, so if you log out in the viewer, you are actually logged out completely.
 +(And: if you chose to shutdown the computer, it would actually shut down; however, this action should normally not be available)
 ===== Pitfalls ===== ===== Pitfalls =====
 Most of the known [[VNC desktop issues]] will apply to x2go as well: the graphics emulation in the virtual desktop doesn'​t include 3D or accellerated graphics, which are used a lot in modern desktops. Most of the known [[VNC desktop issues]] will apply to x2go as well: the graphics emulation in the virtual desktop doesn'​t include 3D or accellerated graphics, which are used a lot in modern desktops.
linux/x2go.1538127897.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/09/28 09:44 by jansen