I can VNC fine to my machine. But VNC is slow, and to try something else, I wanted to use
gnome-panel over SSH via X. But it simply gives me a black bar across the whole screen.
No app shortcuts, however, I can right click and click preferences. But there's no functionality.
Using Debian 7 x64 on an Intel Atom system. Connecting from OS X 10.9, XQuartz.