There are several ways to start graphical applications remotely with Linux. One of the most simple and obvious is ssh with -X input parameter. Command ssh -X user@host “firefox” will start best browser ever from remote host (you’ll see it in your local X session). But what about remote session instead of single applications?
To start remote X11 session on first console (switch to it with CTRL+F1) execute:
xinit ssh -X user@host "startkde" -- :1
Now you can switch between local session (CTRL+F7) and remote one (CTRL+F1). Be careful: it’s very easy to mix up remote and local systems by sight 🙂
My respect to Alexey Sveshnikov.
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