[SATLUG] Attaching to a running GUI

Kase Saylor h_oudini at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 8 14:11:01 CST 2008


Geoff wrote:
> Kase Saylor wrote:
>   
>> Is there a way to SSH to a box that is running a GUI and "attach" to 
>> that GUI so that is can be seen on the remote machine?
>>     
>
> that'd be like going RDP into a windows box, that's already open, right?
>
> You'd have to be -the- user that's logged in, I'd think. And then, 
> there's only one instance of that user at a time.
>
>   
Yes, something more like RDP. I use 'ssh -Y(X)' all the time, so I'm 
used to forwarding X over the SSH tunnel, but I guess I'm still not sure 
how I'd "grab" a GUI.


-Kase


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