My appartement is under the roof and on really hot days I want to flee somewhere cold with access to my main-computer. Network access via dlan (with about 5-15MBit/s)
As we are using Unity3D/Windows in my day-job,...using Remote Desktop (win-host <-> win-client) makes quite a decent job and I used it the last two years from time to time.
But as my OS of choice is linux I needed a good alternative for linux.
X2Go seemed to be a good candiate here but lacks using opengl based applications.
SSH with X11 forwarding kind of worked but ultra slow on gl-based applications. Reminded me a bit on the good old C64-Textadventure with some turtle-graphics that took some time to be painted (like in The Hobbit):
# connect ssh -X -Y SERVER
I found some hints the virtualgl can help with that. I'm not describing the steps needed. Follow these steps:
That was actually all pretty straight forward. But at the beginning there was no performance gain at all. In my special case the NVidia-Driver on the host was the problem. I had to add an option to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Option "HardDPMS" "true"
After this you just need to ssh into your account you want to share via vnc and start the TurboVnc-Server:
This will indicate what display it will be working on. (e.g. :1 you need to remember this) You can now log out. On your client. Connect to TurboVNC:
Type in the host plus the display: e.g. 192.168.1.60:1 Login and that's it.
Some useful links: