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With the desktop sharing function of X2go you can gain full-access to the desktop of another computer, similar to programs such as Remote Desktop, TeamViewer, and LogMeIn. You can see an X2go session from somebody else, but you can also see a normal desktop.
Desktop Sharing functionality requires access to port 22. You may need to enable port forwarding on your router (see here for more details).
First you need to install the package x2godesktopsharing on the server (the machine you want to access, this can be a very normal PC):
aptitude install x2godeskstopsharing
Then there is a new application in the menu. I can find it with “Applications | Internet | X2go desktop sharing”. You can start the program with this command too:
After starting the application and some searching, you will find a new icon on your panel. On the top the icon it's blue, and under it is white with a red cross in it. When you right-click on the butten you can activate the desktop sharing there. After activating other people who can login, can access your desktop.
Preparing the session:
Making the connection:
After this you will login on the desktop of the other user. When your monitor is smaller than the other ones, it might be a bit difficult to read.
Be aware, that by selecting 'shutdown' within the shared desktop, the remote system will be turned off!
This section needs to be rewritten. For now it's just a copy & paste from an IRC discussion