Yes, there is a very simple method of using VNC, which is available with most Linux distros. Make sure you have both vnc and vnc-server packages installed in the image. You don't have to have the VNC client installed on the end-user's desktop, you can use the client in the Linux image.
To start a full desktop: - Make sure you are running an X-window manager on the user desktop. - ssh into the Linux machine (set ssh client to forward X11 packets) - vncserver -localhost - vncviewer localhost:1 The vncserver command will start a desktop session, prompting to set a password that will be used to connect to it. The vncviewer command will connect to the desktop session, the user is prompted for the password they just set. The desktop is then displayed on the user's desktop as an X11 display. Mike Mike Waldron Systems Specialist ITS Research Computing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509 919-962-9778 ________________________________ From: Mike Haudenschild [m...@longsight.com] Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 2:18 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Full desktop Linux images? Good afternoon, VCL users -- I was curious if anyone else is running full Linux desktops (e.g. with GNOME) with VCL. Specifically, is there an implemented method for connecting to the GUI (i.e. as RDP is used with Windows), or are Linux images restricted only to the shell? Any tips/tricks? Many thanks, Mike -- Mike Haudenschild Education Systems Manager Longsight Group (740) 599-5005 x809 m...@longsight.com<mailto:m...@longsight.com> www.longsight.com<http://www.longsight.com>