[K12OSN] Remote Desktop immage while ssh

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Sun Sep 16 10:58:51 UTC 2007

John Lucas wrote:

> On Saturday 15 September 2007 23:44, ahodson wrote:
>> Hi Nils
>>  From my server I need to ssh into 6 other servers - I use
>> <ssh -l root 10.###.###.### -X>
>> to gain console access, and then run routines like
>> /usr/bin/system-config-users
>> to add new students to a server, etc. The question was directed at
>> finding out how to turn console into the remote desktop, so I can  
>> then
>> push a chosen desktop background to all users using the "Push new
>> icons..." desktop icon... Is this doable this way?
>> Thanks for helping
>> alan
>> -=o=-
> If I have decoded "how to turn console into the remote desktop"  
> correctly,
> then you would need NX/freenx and log onto the remote system as  
> root (where
> the "Push new icons..." are located). You could *try* something  
> like this
> (assuming KDE for the moment):
> 	ssh -X -l root remotemachine '/usr/bin/startkde'
> But I don't think you would like the result. NX is more efficient,  
> you can
> suspend sessions etc. NX/freenx would be the right tool.

That, or VNC if bandwidth isn't much of an issue (VNC is less work to  
setup). No SSH needed, that's why I was confused. Of course you can  
also just add users from a regular SSH shell, but I take it you're  
not very comfortable using the command line? It is much faster than  
any remote desktop method. :o)

Nils Breunese.
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