X2Go, available through the x2goserver package, is an X11-based remote desktop, able to serve geographically remote servers with minimal bandwidth. Interaction with remote desktops is smooth and timely.
On the remote server to which a connection is required (for example, a Ubuntu 22.04 LTS server with ssh enabled running in the cloud) install x2goserver and a desktop suite. The MATE desktop from ubuntu-mate-desktop is suggested for use with X2Go.
wajig update wajig distupgrade wajig install x2goserver wajig install ubuntu-mate-desktop
On the client (your local desktop) install the x2goclient.
$ wajig install x2goclient
After starting x2goclient click on the
Create a New Session icon. Give the session a new name and specify the
(hostname or IP address). Provide your
Login username. Enable the
Try autologin checkbox for a ssh connection, and for the
Session type choose
MATE from the drop down menu.
If you are connecting to the remote server using a public/private key
(recommended) and don’t have a password for the account, you will need
to disable the lock screen which will ask for the password! To do so,
go into the
System Settings from the top right menu. Under the
Look and Feel section choose the
Screensaver. Uncheck the
Lock screen when the screensaver is active. Close the settings.
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