For setting up the X2Go Browser Plugin, you have to set up a client system, a web server system and an X2Go server. Web server and X2Go Server can be on the same machine. In the passages below, we will refer to these three systems by the names client, web server and X2Go Server.
Using the packages
x2goplugin on the client system and
x2goplugin-provider on the web server offers X2Go Client's functionality within various Browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome, Konqueror and Epiphany.
This happens by providing a special website on the web server, for example with apache, to the client. The X2Go Plugin on the client then receives its X2Go session profile configuration via this website and then offers a login to the X2Go Server configured in the served session profile.
We assume that the appropriate package mirrors have already been configured. Please see X2Go Server Installation for further information.
apt-get install x2goplugin
After restarting the browser, the plugin is ready to use.
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apt-get install apache2 x2goplugin-provider
This installs the necessary files and dependencies. The plugin is instantly usable on the server via
localhost/x2goplugin.html. Using it on the server is not the desired scenario, so we need to change the configuration. The file
x2goplugin.html lies at
It is recommended to create a backup of the original file before modifying it.
If you want a quick setup, e.g. for testing, best make backup of
/usr/share/x2go/plugin/x2goplugin.html. The a bit more complicated, but robust way is described below.
cp /usr/share/x2go/plugin/x2goplugin.html /usr/share/x2go/plugin/x2goplugin.html.orig
The file's content can then be modified to reflect your own requirements. At a minimum you should substitute
server=localhost with your server's public IP / hostname. After that you can access X2Go via your browser:
This is the original content of the file:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <title>X2Go Application Service</title> </head> <body onload="checkPlugin()"> <div id="x2goplugin"> <object src="location" type="application/x2go" name="x2goplugin" palette="background" height="100%" hspace="0" vspace="0" width="100%" x2goconfig=" session=X2Go-Demo-Session server=localhost user= sshport=22 command=XFCE rootless=false sound=true exportfs=true speed=adsl compression=16m-jpeg quality=9 dpi=120 kbdlayout= kbdtype=auto showtoolbar=true showstatusbar=true usekbd=true soundsystem=pulse soundtunnel=true defsndport=true print=true rootless=false published=false applications=WWWBROWSER, MAILCLIENT, OFFICE, TERMINAL "> </object> </div> </body> </html>
You can certainly also move the file x2goplugin.html into
/var/www. Then it is recommended to remove the link
/etc/apache2/conf.d, which is just a link to
ls -al /etc/apache2/conf.d/x2goplugin.conf lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Mär 22 23:42 /etc/apache2/conf.d/x2goplugin.conf -> ../../x2go/x2goplugin-apache.conf root@x2goserver:/etc/apache2/conf.d
This file contains the alias which defines an alias for the url http://<your-server's-IP-or-hostname>/x2goplugin.html. (The URL http://<your-server's-IP-or-hostname> still delivers the expected file
cat /etc/x2go/x2goplugin-apache.conf Alias /x2goplugin.html /usr/share/x2go/plugin/x2goplugin.html