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X2Go -- Remote Desktop Access


X2Go is a program that lets you use your account's desktop remotely. Imagine that you want to do work using DrScheme (or DrRacket, Netbeans, etc.) from your home computer but don't want to deal with the fuss of copying your work onto your CS account afterwards. With X2Go, you can use your home computer as if it were a computer in Sanders Physics. You can view the exact same desktop that you always see on your CS account and run all your favorite programs. It is as if you were sitting in front of a computer in the lab, but from the comfort of your own home.



Does X2Go run on my operating system? Yes, it does! Installation instructions for OS X, Windows, or any Ubuntu based operating system (Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.), are found below.

Using X2Go

Please note, that after you have a session running, simply closing the X2GO window does NOT end the session. This can create issues, especially if you have a web browser, Netbeans, DrRacket or whatever running. WHEN you are done with the session, make SURE you log out !!!

So you've installed the X2Go client on your computer and have just opened up the client for the first time! Here's how to connect to the school computers:

FIX: Mac keyboard = After logging in, to configure KEYBOARD : Start –> System Tools –> X2GO Mac Keyboard