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Remote Desktop from Mac to Linux Workstation

Instead of traveling all the way to a Linux lab, you can access these computers remotely using the Terminal or X11 app and a free VNC program of your choice.

  1. Download and install a VNC program of your choosing or try this: Chicken of the VNC .
  2. Open a terminal or X11 window and type in ssh -L 5900:localhost:5900 (your username)
  3. You will then be asked to approve the connection by typing yes or no. Type yes then type your CAE login password after the next prompt. Now you should have a secure connection to a Tux machine.
  4. Open the program Chicken of the VNC. In the bottom left of the application window, click on the plus sign to add a connection. Under "Host" type localhost:5900 and leave everything else to default. Click Connect.

    VNC login screen

Keywords:linux VNC remote desktop mac OS x   Doc ID:6245
Owner:Noel K.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2007-07-23 18:00 CSTUpdated:2013-11-22 08:37 CST
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