X2Go

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Procedure for setting up a graphical interface for the RIT systems:

  • 1. Download a X2Go for your system. Go to the following website: X2Go
  • 2. Download X2Go Client (Windows installer)
  • 3. Select x2goclient-4.0.5.0-2015.07.31-setup.exe (or the latest version)
  • 4. A window will pop up asking if you want to Save this file, Select Save File
  • 5. You should now be able to run this file from the download location, click on the file to run it.
  • 6. You may be asked if you are sure you want to run this file, select Run and then Allow.
  • 7. You will be prompted for different options. Agree to the License Agreement.
  • 8. Select Next to Install in default folder
  • 9. Select Next to create program shortcuts.
  • 10. Select Next to create a desktop icon.
  • 11. Now select Install. Then select Finish.

You should now find X2Go Cleint icon on your desk top

  • 1. Click on the X2Go icon on your desktop
  • 2. Select Session, select New Session. You can name this session Eagle.
  • 3. Enter in the Host eagle.rit.albany.edu port 22, then select Next
  • 4. Session type: Single Application ; and enter /usr/bin/xterm in the command section
  • 5. Select ok

Once your session is created click on it and a Window will pop up. Enter in your password and you will then have a Linux interface running on your desktop. You can launch onto another server to run specific visual applications.

Example:

        ssh –X lmm.rit.albany.edu