On all of my new Linux installs I am adding OpenSSH server and FreeNX.
Here are basic directions for getting it installed on an Ubuntu Machine.
(I am still working thru a couple of issues doing
this successfully on Fedora Core 10.)
Hint: try to copy/paste
these steps as much as possible.
Open a Terminal Window
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
Then via SSH/Putty from my Laptop
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
add these lines:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/marceloshima/ubuntu intrepid
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/marceloshima/ubuntu intrepid
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/freenx-team/ubuntu intrepid
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/freenx-team/ubuntu intrepid
then update the package lists:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install freenx-server
Select Yes / take the defaults
Now should be able to connect. If you need the client then go here:
With the install steps listed above and a standard speed DSL/cablemodem/wireless connection you
should be able to have this up in running in less than 10 minutes.
Screen capture as seen from XP:
This is an Ubuntu 8.10 workstation VM running
across the network in a FreeNX session
Some interesting & helpful links for FreeNX: