How to connect to an Ubuntu server?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Zearin, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Zearin macrumors newbie

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    The computers are a 1st gen MacBook and a 24″ iMac. Both run running Snow Leopard.

    I want to connect to a web server running Ubuntu 10. I can already successfully SSH into the server. No problems there.

    But what I really want to do is get some kind of screen sharing going.

    I know that there's a nifty thing called X11 forwarding that looks like it could do the trick. But so far, I haven't been able to get it to work successfully. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that all the instructions I've found so far seemed to be geared towards people who know way more about the command line than I do.

    I'm comfy following instructions when it comes to the command line, but I don't really know how to troubleshoot anything if it doesn't work as expected. And although I have tweaked settings in several .profile (or .bash_profile or .whatever) files, I have almost no understanding of the order or circumstances in which they are loaded.

    Anybody know how I could get some screen sharing with an Ubuntu server going?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If all you want is screen sharing, why bother with SSH and X11? Just use a VNC client.
     

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