I have a laptop and a desktop

Two computers have Ubuntu 16.04 and connected through Ethernet cable, but two are offline, so no internet. I wanna make the laptop as the main computer and I want to use the desktop by the laptop. Is is possible to control the desktop by using the laptop?

I am not sure if I could use SSH in terminal.. Could you guys explain me if there is ways? or please give a hint or keyword so I can find a way.

Usually I use "ssh -X"

Thank you


If you question is about the network, your answer is 'Yes'. You can set static IP on both your laptop and your PC. To do so, use network-manager:

  1. Open Network manager
  2. Edit LAN
  3. Go to IPv4 Setting Tab
  4. Set method to Manual
  5. Set IP address.

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e.g. set for the PC and for laptop.

Then you can use any network remote connection tool to access PC from laptop of vice versa. For example: SSH, AnyDesk, VNC Viewer, etc.

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