I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 desktop at the office.
In order to work with server, we're required to connect to a remote Windows 8 machine, and then open SSH connect to an Ubuntu 16.04 server from here.
So, Local (ubuntu18.04) ---> Remote (windows8server) ---> Server (ubuntu16.04)
On the Remote Windows Machine, I use Git Bash (MINGW64) this command to open connection to the Server:
export DISPLAY=localhost:0 ssh -Y -C -i "C:/path/to/key" user@serverIP
I was able to run most apps like Nautilus, Geany, VSCode, Git... in GUI Mode.
However, there's a huge issue: Most keys on the keyboards doesn't work, except Ctrl + S, Ctrl + V, Ctrl + Z ... (most hotkeys) and keys 1,2,3..9 on the numeric keypad.
Also, I notice a strange behavior: Sometimes dozens of the same characters "got typed" at the same time, like: "zzzzzzzzzz" "aaaaaaaaaaaa"
What I've tried:
- Verified that the keyboard layout is correct on the Server
user@serverIP~$: localectl status System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US:en VC Keymap: us X11 Layout: us X11 Model: pc105+inet X11 Options: terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
- Followed VSCode keyboard troubleshooting guide: https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/wiki/Keybinding-Issues#troubleshoot-linux-keybindings
I've added this to settings.json but it didn't work:
- Looked into this thread: https://askubuntu.com/questions/203173/run-application-on-local-machine-and-show-gui-on-remote-display. One has suggesting using "x2x package". Seems that need installing on the Remote Windows machine. However, I don't have administrator priv.