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doc:newtox2go [2014/05/17 12:10]
sunweaver
doc:newtox2go [2014/12/23 10:55]
stefanbaur
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 ===== Overview ===== ===== Overview =====
  
-X2Go enables you to access a //graphical desktop// of a computer over a //low bandwidth// (or high bandwidth) connection.+X2Go enables you to access a //graphical desktop// of a computer over a //low bandwidth// (or high bandwidth) connection. {{ :x2go1.jpg?direct&200|}}
  
 X2Go is a //[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_desktop|Remote Desktop]]// solution, which some vendors vaguely call //Remote Control//. This is not to be confused with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, which is a competing Remote Desktop solution and protocol. X2Go is a //[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_desktop|Remote Desktop]]// solution, which some vendors vaguely call //Remote Control//. This is not to be confused with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, which is a competing Remote Desktop solution and protocol.
  
-With X2Go, you can access Linux computers. The Linux computer you are accessing is the //X2Go Server//.+ 
 +With X2Go, you mainly access Linux computers. The Linux computer you are accessing is the //X2Go Server// 
 +(There are ways to connect to a Windows computer as well; some of them are only available with the Linux X2Go Client.)
  
 You can connect from a computer running Linux, Windows or Mac OS X. This computer is the //X2Go Client//. You can connect from a computer running Linux, Windows or Mac OS X. This computer is the //X2Go Client//.
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   * Improved support for sound via Pulseaudio   * Improved support for sound via Pulseaudio
-  * Improved integration of ''SSH''(includes SSH proxy support)+  * Improved integration of ''SSH'' (includes SSH proxy support)
   * No special proxy user (nx) account is required with X2Go   * No special proxy user (nx) account is required with X2Go
  
 === Advanced features of X2Go === === Advanced features of X2Go ===
-  * [[wiki:advanced:published-applications|Published Applications]]: This is similar to Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server/XenApp, where a server-side list of available applications is displayed on the client, and you can run any number of them from within the same session. Citrix does this as an extension of the regular '''Start''' menu on Windows, while for X2Go, you right-click on the X2Go Systray ('''Notification Area'''in MS lingo) icon.+  * [[wiki:advanced:published-applications|Published Applications]]: This is similar to Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server/XenApp, where a server-side list of available applications is displayed on the client, and you can run any number of them from within the same session. Citrix does this as an extension of the regular ''Start'' menu on Windows, while for X2Go, you right-click on the X2Go icon in the status areaor select the application from a pop-up window.
   * The ability to access a Windows computer that supports RDP via [[wiki:advanced:tce:rdp#x2go-proxied_rdp_sessions|X2Go-proxied RDP]]. The main advantage of accessing RDP this way is improved performance over low bandwidth connections.   * The ability to access a Windows computer that supports RDP via [[wiki:advanced:tce:rdp#x2go-proxied_rdp_sessions|X2Go-proxied RDP]]. The main advantage of accessing RDP this way is improved performance over low bandwidth connections.
-  * The Linux X2Go client can also serve as a graphical front-end to rdesktop/xfreerdp, so you don't need an X2Go server at all if all you want to do is connect to an RDP server. Of course, X2Go-specific accelleration features are unavailable in that mode.+  * The Linux X2Go client can also serve as a graphical front-end to a client-side rdesktop/xfreerdp installation, so you don't need an X2Go server at all if all you want to do is connect to an RDP server. Of course, X2Go-specific accelleration features are unavailable in that mode.
   * X2Go Servers can provide XDCMP Query Hosts over low bandwidths.   * X2Go Servers can provide XDCMP Query Hosts over low bandwidths.
   * A [[wiki:advanced:start|Thin Client Environment]] is available.   * A [[wiki:advanced:start|Thin Client Environment]] is available.
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 == X2Go Server == == X2Go Server ==
  
-Installation normally consists of adding the X2Go repository for your Linux distro, and then installing the packages. Instructions are  [[doc:installation:x2goserver|here]]. +Installation normally consists of adding the X2Go repository for your Linux distro, and then installing the packages. Instructions are  [[doc:installation:x2goserver|here]]. (A local X.Org installation is not required on the X2Go Server).
  
 If your Linux distro is not listed on that page, see [[wiki:repositories:start|this page]] for a complete list of distros. If your Linux distro is not listed on that page, see [[wiki:repositories:start|this page]] for a complete list of distros.
  
-Once installed, there is no service or daemon that needs to start. Connections are handled through the Linux distro's SSH server and the users that are permitted to connect to an X2GO desktop are those that are permitted to login over command-line SSH.+Once installed, there is only a tiny service that needs to run in the background. That daemon is a post-session clean-up daemon, but it is not required to launch X2Go sessions. Connections are handled through the Linux distro's SSH server and the users that are permitted to connect to an X2Go desktop are those that are permitted to login over command-line SSH. If SSH login works, X2Go will work, as well.
  
 == X2Go Client == == X2Go Client ==
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   * Session Name   * Session Name
-  * Host(hostname or IP address)+  * Host (hostname or IP address)
   * Session type (e.g. "MATE" desktop environment, "KDE" desktop environment, "single application")   * Session type (e.g. "MATE" desktop environment, "KDE" desktop environment, "single application")
  
 You can then enter your username and password and connect to the X2Go server. You can then enter your username and password and connect to the X2Go server.
 Advanced authentication methods (SSH keys, GSSAPI/Kerberos) are also available in the X2Go Client GUI. Advanced authentication methods (SSH keys, GSSAPI/Kerberos) are also available in the X2Go Client GUI.
 +
 +Please check to make sure that [[doc:de-compat|your desktop environment (Session type) is compatible too.]]
  
 == Getting Help == == Getting Help ==
  
-Community support is available over [[contact:start|both mailing lists and IRC]].+Community support in English is available over [[contact:start|both mailing lists and IRC]]
 + 
 +Community support in German is available on the [[http://x2go-community.org/|X2Go-Community.org]] forum.
  
 +[[doc:professional-support|Professional support]] is also available.
 +===== Screenshots =====
 +{{:ami-ubuntu.jpg?300|}} {{::centos6-from-windows8.1.jpg?300|}} {{::x2go-on-debian2.jpg?300|}} {{::fedora-20-mate-from-mac-os-x.jpg?300|}}
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