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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)@best-tux.cae.wisc.edu.
  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 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2013-11-22 09:37 CDT
Sites: Computer-Aided Engineering