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.
Note: Formerly, localhost access between client and server, that is X2Go client==server, was not supported, but it seems that this arrangement works quite nice nowadays (since commit 63556d2 2012-02-01, me believes). This is very useful feature for testing and keeping desktop always alive for remote and local access.
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.
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.
When you open the graphical user interface of the x2goclient, you'll be welcomed with a form to fill in your session details. The x2goclient manages sessions for each server you want to connect to. You can make settings for each one, and we'll go through the first together.
Session Typefield is used to 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 on the remote side. You can also use a specific application provided by the remote side.
The next Tab shows your connection settings:
On the Settings tab you will be able to adjust your clients configuration for convenient day-to-day usage:
The last Tab for the session preferences is used to configure the folder sharing options:
We now went through all the settings available to the specific session. Press okay to save it and you'll see it on the main window, in the session list.
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 Customize NX Keyboard Shortcuts for a method to change the X2Go shortcuts.