70.2 X2Go

20190316 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 20.04 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 icon. Give the session a new name and specify the Host (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.

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