Linux Desktop in the Cloud Tutorial | Create and Access From Anywhere

Linux Desktop in the Cloud Tutorial | Create and Access From Anywhere

This tutorial explains how to install a graphical desktop environment on your Linode running Ubuntu, and how to connect to it from your local computer using VNC. VNC is a graphical desktop sharing system that allows you to control one computer remotely from another via a network connection, which allows you to operate a full desktop environment on your Linode.

0:00 – Intro
0:47 – Create a Linode
3:23 – Configure Your Desktop
5:53 – Configure VNC
8:23 – Install a VNC Client
11:30 – Create a Startup Script
12:50 – Set up a Secure Connection
14:10 – Connect to the Server
15:32 – Using Your Remote Desktop
16:15 – Outro

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13 thoughts on “Linux Desktop in the Cloud Tutorial | Create and Access From Anywhere

  1. This is bullshit, since you only have the choice of Ubuntu. Can you install some other distro such as Mint, or another OS such as Windows 10?

  2. This was good. But I have all the same Linux responses in the terminal. But I get a connection time out when I connect through Remmina. The error was "channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Connection timeout" However, I pinged the server and it is fine.

    After a few hours of troubleshooting I just deleted that Linode. I had nothing setup in it anyway. I will try again with a new Ubuntu Linode and report what I found trying it a second time.

    **Coming back the next day. The second attempt failed as well. I am thinking of trying Google Cloud instead.

  3. Why do we need to ssh tunnel and then connect via VNC to ‘localhost’ while we can type the IP of the VPS to connect?

  4. Awesome and breakthrough feature, which for sure opens new doors. Impressive explanation and state of the art performance from Jay (as always). From my humble point of view presented Linode business attitude and innovative way of thinking can make our great planet even more greater. It is a pleasure to be am a subscriber of both YT channels (Linode, LearnLinuxTV) and to be  a small member/user of great Linode server. I wish you good luck. Thanks

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