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X2GO provides full remote access to your Linux desktop at the ITP. There are clients for Linux, Windows and MacOS.

Installing the client

Windows / MacOS

Navigate to the X2GO download page, download and install the program on your computer.

Using Windows 7 the system may ask if the program is correctly install. Just say yes.

Ubuntu Linux

X2GO is not yet part of the distribution, but there is a PPA repository which provides installable packages. Enter the following command in the shell.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:x2go/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install x2goclient

Instructions for other distributions can be found in the x2go-Wiki: http://wiki.x2go.org/installation.


The setup is very simple. Basically you need the hostname th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de and your Login name and Password.


If you use ssh-keys for login without passwords you have to check try auto login or provide the path to your private RSA/DSA key if if it is not located in standard directory (.ssh in Linux). Choose your preferred Session (which is Gnome in the ITP).

On the next pages you of the option to changes compression, the screen size and some other things.