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Offline uggla

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Best way to remotely control my laptop
« on: October 27, 2010, 04:36:01 AM »
Hi!

I've got an Acer Aspire one with a broken (removed!) display. Which is the best way to use it from my other computer? Both computers are running TC3. I've tried vnc, it works but is kind of sluggish. What other options do I have?

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Re: Best way to remotely control my laptop
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 10:36:25 AM »
Use ssh -X and use your local X server.

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Re: Best way to remotely control my laptop
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 12:49:29 PM »
ssh -Y if your local X server does not have the security extensions.
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Re: Best way to remotely control my laptop
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 03:04:11 PM »
Guessing that this might require an ssh app other than dropbear (e.g. openssh, putty), as 'dropbear --help' does not list such options.
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Re: Best way to remotely control my laptop
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 03:21:09 PM »
True, dropbear only supports X forwarding in the server part.
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Offline uggla

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Re: Best way to remotely control my laptop
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 04:14:25 PM »
Thanks for your replies. I've now tried ssh -X and although it works it is still quite slow. It also needs some typing at the terminal. How can I create a script that runs ssh -X, login and launch programX, all in one blow? Also, do you know of any good ssh newbie sites?

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Re: Best way to remotely control my laptop
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 04:22:25 AM »
ssh -X myhost xterm

If you've set up public key authentication, not even a password asked.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.