Remote Desktop via X2Go

X2Go is a remote desktop software available on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms. It is released under GPL and can be downloaded on X2Go official site. This guide will show you how to connect to Pi supercomputer via X2Go client.

  1. Install the XWindow system.

    yum groupinstall “X Window system”

  2. Install MATE Desktop.

    yum groupinstall “MATE Desktop”

  3. Install X2Go server (but no service needs to be started).

    yum install x2goserver*

Create a new connection using SSH protocol

First, a new connection using SSH protocol should be created.

Create a new connection using SSH protocol

Then fill the destination host with one of the following addresses: 202.120.58.229, 202.120.58.230, or 202.120.58.231, with port number 22.

Fill the destination host and port

In the Authentication tab, be sure to select Use the NoMachine login option. Click [OK] and leave the server key empty.

Select the "Use the NoMachine login" option Select the "Use the NoMachine login" option

Leave the proxy page as “Don’t use a proxy” as no proxy is required.

No proxy is required

And name this configuration as one you prefer.

No proxy is required

Double-click the configuration, input your username and password for Pi SSH login. Select [Create a new GNOME virtual Desktop] and you can enjoy a full-featured desktop now.

No proxy is required

If you encounter issues on desktop resolution, you can set it manually on GNOME: [System] -> [Preferences] -> [Display]. Pick the right resolution and click Alt+A to apply the changes.

No proxy is required