I need to access one of my school Linux servers from my home computer that runs Windows. And I need to access graphical desktop (X server) on them remotely, not only shell.
The problem includes 3 Linux servers with different settings. I don't have admin privileges on any of them and cannot change those settings. The 3 servers are called Aisa, Lethe and Aura (somebody loves Greek mythology here). All of them are part of school's local network.
I need to access graphical interface on either Lethe or Aura, any of them would be fine.
Here is what I have found out:
- ports for services like VPN are not available on any of the 3
- SSH is allowed on Lethe and Aisa, not on Aura. I can still access Aura when I SSH to Aisa or Lethe using Putty and then
- I have tried Xming program that allows graphical connection from windows to Linux via SSH. I was only able to connect to Aisa this way (why not to Lethe?! Putty works there).
So what can I try to get graphical connection to either Lethe or Aura from my Windows computer? Any suggestions are very much welcome.
Here is the code showing how I get disconnected from Aura back to Aisa after running
aisa:/home/user>$ ssh aura Last login: Sat Oct 13 00:00:00 2012 from aisa.domain.com aura:/home/user>$ module add vnc aura:/home/user>$ vncserver New 'aura.domain.com:1 (user)' desktop is aura.domain.com:1 Starting applications specified in /home/user/.vnc/xstartup Log file is /home/user/.vnc/aura.domain.com:1.log aura:/home/user>$ Connection to aura closed by remote host. Connection to aura closed. aisa:/home/user>$
Content of file
/home/user/.vnc/aura.domain.com:1.log after executing command
aura:/home/user>$ cat /home/user/.vnc/aura.domain.com:1.log /packages/run/vnc-4.1.2/Xvnc: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory /home/user/.vnc/xstartup: line 4: xsetroot: command not found /home/user/.xsession: line 15: xset: command not found vncconfig: unable to open display "aura.domain.com:1" /home/user/.xsession: line 42: xmodmap: command not found Module xv Module modules Module viewers Module WindowMaker-0.80.2 Module mozilla ModuleCmd_Load.c(199):ERROR:105: Unable to locate a modulefile for 'mozilla' stty: standard input: For this device invalid ioctl wmaker: error while loading shared libraries: libtiff.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Note: I have translated some strings that were displayed in czech (Aura is running czech version of Red Hat)