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Please make sure that you have added the X2Go repository appropriate for your system to your package management system. The required steps are described here:
The sources of this X2Go component are available as source tarball under this URL:
Windows binaries can be retrieved from:
MacOS X binaries can be retrieved from:
x2goclient package will install x2goclient on your GNU/Linux system and will make sure, that every needed package will be installed as dependency.
$ aptitude install x2goclient
You can now start X2goClient by typing
x2goclient at the command-line or you'll find it inside the “Internet” section of your menu inside your graphical desktop environment.
There are currently no Fedora packages for X2Go, but there are packages for Mandriva. For this installation all packages were downloaded from http://www.pbone.net.
wget ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/ftp.mandrivauser.de/rpm/GPL/2010.1/i586/release/x2goclient-3.01-3mud2010.1.i586.rpm wget ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/ftp.mandrivauser.de/rpm/GPL/2010.1/i586/release/x2goclient-cli-3.0.1-3mud2010.1.noarch.rpm wget ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/carroll.cac.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/mandrakelinux/devel/cooker/i586/media/contrib/release/nxproxy-3.3.0-3mdv2010.1.i586.rpm wget ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/carroll.cac.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/mandrakelinux/devel/cooker/i586/media/contrib/release/libxcomp3-3.3.0-3mdv2010.1.i586.rpm wget ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/carroll.cac.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/mandrakelinux/devel/cooker/i586/media/main/release/libjpeg8-1.1.1-1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
sudo yum install nxproxy-3.3.0-3mdv2010.1.i586.rpm libxcomp3-3.3.0-3mdv2010.1.i586.rpm libjpeg8-1.1.1-1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm perl perl-Proc-Simple perl-Term-ReadPassword qt qt-x11
sudo rpm -ivh --nodeps x2goclient-3.01-3mud2010.1.i586.rpm x2goclient-cli-3.0.1-3mud2010.1.noarch.rpm
Download latest x2goclient for Windows and install. Administrator rights required.
Versions prior to 188.8.131.52 may have problems connecting to x2goserver if an antivirus product is installed on the client (even if it is disabled/inactive). If you cannot use 184.108.40.206 or later, try using version 3.01-13.
The Windows installer is based on Nullsoft and thus can be called with “/S” (case-sensitive) to perform a silent installation.
x2goclient application is the client part of X2go. It should be installed on a client computer to access an X2go server running on another machine.
x2goclient application provides you the possibility to access the remote running desktop, exchange files with it and redirect sound from the session on the server to your local client.
x2goclient can be started via the Desktop Environment's application menu (section: Internet) or by using the command line in a shell (simply type
x2goclient there and hit enter).
Quite a few options are available from command line, some of them cannot be configured from within the GUI. For further information on command line options, please check the man page of x2goclient: man x2goclient.
x2goclient has a UniX manual page: http://code.x2go.org/doc/x2goclient/man/man1/x2goclient.1.html
After the installation of
x2goclient an application link can be found in the menu of your Desktop Environment. On GNU/Linux systems it will be integrated into the
Internet menu section.
When you launch the
x2goclient for the first time, it will start the
new session dialogue automatically. On the first tab, fill out the
Session Name, type the IP of the host in the
Host and add your username to the
Login field. If you use a non-standard ssh port on your host, change that as well, in the
SSH Port field.
Moving down to the
Session Type field, select your desktop environment. If your environment is not on the list, use the “Custom Desktop” option, and specify the command that starts the desktop or VM.
Lastly, if you are using something other than a US keyboard, go to the
Settings tab, and specify the keyboard layout there. Click Ok and start your session by selecting it on the main window.
X2Go follows the general keyboard shortcuts of the NX client. In particular:
Some of these keyboard shortcuts overlap with default shortcuts of e.g. GNOME. See nxagent keyboard shortcuts for a method to change the X2Go shortcuts.