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How to connect from Windows to a Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop droplet

  • Posted April 21, 2013

Accessing from console is very laggy, is there a way to connect through, say windows’s remote desktop connection?

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@bill george it’s 2014! so where’s the tutorial ? :D

  • for this process to work you should use at least a 2G droplet <br> <br>- The gist is to follow: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-12-04 except for the part about allow users. nxterm will install a “nx” user, so its probably best not to do that step an fill it in later. <br> <br>- You will also need to install gnome desktop: <br> <br>apt-get install gnome-desktop <br>- Then download and install nxterm-cleint, nxterm-node and nxterm- server on the digitalocean box <br>- Finally install nxterm-client on the box you are using to connect <br> <br>Ubuntu defaults to Unity for login. Hie me up if you want to use the “old” gnome interface. <br>

nxterm from nomachine.com is a great tool and works great. One of these days i’ll write a tutorial.

SSH isn’t going to get him access to the desktop unless he also sets up x forwarding. <br> <br>There’s a tutorial to set up VNC (a remote desktop protocol) here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-setup-vnc-for-ubuntu-12

Download PuTTy for windows and use that to connect to SSH <br>http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ <br>(Other windows SSH Clients are available) <br> <br>For File transfer (over SSH/SFTP) I recomment WinSCP <br>http://winscp.net/eng/index.php