Originally Posted by flyingdutchman
Well, VNC is mostly a Windows thing. You can do everything VNC does, and more, with SSH, securely.
Your local machine already has a desktop, so there is not much point in forwarding the whole kaboodle from the other machine over the wire and overwrite your local desktop.
With SSH, you can run any remote application transparently on the local desktop:
$ ssh user@server remoteprogram
Ok, many thanks for the suggestion. I tried as you had it written and got the folowing:
"Nothing to Do".
So I tried it like ssh -X user@server inkscape (inkscape is loaded on the server and an app I want to run) And I got a .XAuthority does not exist. So I logged on to the server and tried again. .Xauthority message is gone now, but all I get is a blinking cursor, but it did start inkscape on the server???
So my guess is something up with X and the new F26? I am quickly getting out of my comfort zone when it comes to this kind of thing.
Ok, it seems that Inkscape is the only program that doesn't seem to want to run. All the other programs seem to execute just fine. So on to solve that problem.