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Hi,
I have a linux machine ,i want to access that linux machine graphically from windows.Is there any 3rd party softwares and what configuration required in linux to do that?
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Krishna
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by:Kamaraj Subramanian
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use samba server

https://www.ccs.uky.edu/docs/samba.htm

is it seperate linux machine ? or you want to access linux using windows xp in the same system ?

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Here ya go,

It is called cygwin, and it can run with user priveliges from a directory.

The site :
http://x.cygwin.com/

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Tjilp
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I meant cygwin X.....the link is ok
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In users machine windows xp is running.They want to access the linux machine graphically from that windows xp machine.
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Hello

Samba is for accessing a linux filesystem through your explorer and it runs on the linux machine

Cygwin X is a tool for running graphical linux applications on a windows machine.

Or if you were looking for a terminal server client check out freeNX as the terminal server, and use the client from nomachine on your windows machine to access the freeNX terminal server.
www.nomachine.com

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Tjilp
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You could use vnc. Have a look at http://www.skullbox.net/vncserver.php
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by:omarfarid
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You need X Windows S/W installed on your Windows system.

There are commercial products like exceed X-Win32 or cygwin/X which is free.

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by:Hugh Fraser
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The normal graphical interface yiu see on a Linux system is X Windows. Several commercial versions are available for Windows (Hummingbird, WRQ Reflections, and others) that allow you to see on your Windows box what you'd see on Linux. Normally, external connections to X will be disabled, and firewall rules will block the traffic. Both will have to be enabled.

Also have a look at VNC, a screen-scraper technology. Most Linux distributions include a VNC server, and both commercial and free clients are available for Windows.  By default, the VNC server will have to be enabled, and as with X Windows, the firewall rules will have to be changed to allow the traffic.

Technically, these technologies are very different, which might have implications if you're using a slow connection (like dialup). But for most cases, the end-user  experience will be the same.

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I have installed Xmanager ,

Long back i have configured in linux server to accept the remote login seesions.
Can any one tell me how to configure in Linux box to allow the Remote graphical sessions from windows Box.
Actually there is some configuration changes required in /etc/X11/????
Can any one tell me that?
After configuration in windows machine if we start browsing using xmanager it will show he linux machine .If we double click that we will get a login session.
Can any one tell me that configuartion required in linux machine.

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Tobias earned 750 total points
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Hi !

Here you can find how to configure linux to allow remote graphical sessions :

http://www.netsarang.com/products/xmg_faq.html

Click on the link :  Configuration by Remote Host Type

And Choose the linux that you have.

If you need more help to hesitate to ask.

Best Regards
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