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Re: I have a SSH connection and need GUI installed

On Dec 17, 2007, at 05:08, webjay wrote:

I am on a MacBook Pro and can connect to my server in the basement via
Can I install a GUI via SSH and later connect via VLC or the like?

What package would I need and how do I configure it via SSH?

Yes, use VNC:

1. apt-get update
2. apt-get install vnc
3. vncserver
(set password)
(remember returned screen number. i.e. :1)

1. Install a vnc viewer
2a. Port number is 5900+screen number. We'll assume the screen number is 1
2b. From terminal.app: ssh -L 5901: debian-host-name
3. Open your vnc server to localhost:5901

Kent Behrends
BEHR Consulting International

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