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I have a few headless ubuntu machines networked to a single switch running on the same network segment.

I have a main machine running ubuntu with a monitor and i want to access to other machines.

I use GNU screen for terminal session management and would like to do something similar here with the UI. I want to run applications on the other machines and display them on my main machine.

I have heard of the following options, but not sure which way to go:

  • VNC
  • FreeNX
  • others?

Which solution will suit my needs where I can desktop share headless machines and disconnect sessions for later connection?

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I would go 100% sure for a NX connection. I use NoMachine a lot and works great.

Just download the three .deb for ubuntu. Install and you're ready to go. Easy and fast.

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