x2Go to access a PC remotely

By | settembre 10, 2014

X2Go is a useful application for remote access which is especially appreciated for its high fluidity. To benefit from the latest version available is advisable to install the application from the specific PPA (personal package archive) for x2Go stableThis is a system that is based on NX technology (the same is also based in the NoMachine), which provided several features such as optimizations for the major Linux desktop environments and “X2Go desktop sharing” feature with which we can access a desktop session already pre-existing or cups-x2go to manage the print server remotely, lightdm-remote-session-x2go to operate in LightDM etc.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: x2go / stable
sudo apt-get update

The installation of x2goserver-xsession maximizes application compatibility cosentendo x2Go to launch any utility specified in /etc/X11/Xsession.d, as a local X11 display and XDMCP display.


Consenguente to install the server

sudo apt-get install x2goserver x2goserver-xsession

The traffic is forwarded via SSH tunnel. It is not necessary to enter into the demons’ “X server” to x2Go comes initiate on-demand when a client connects x2Go. Obviously a session remains active if you press the X to logout.

The settings are saved in the server configutazione

/etc/x2go/x2goserver.conf

This is also available for Arch Linux, for more information please consult the relevant page from the Arch Linux Wiki.

client x2go


To connect to a server you must use the specific cross-platform client available for windows, mac and linux

sudo apt-get install x2goclient

for the use and configuration of the client refer to the following post