School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Remote Connections (X2Go)

X2Go allows for remote desktop sessions over an encrypted connection. This allows you to connect to our Linux server with a virtual desktop and work from anywhere. Our X2Go service will replace the existing NX service soon.



Setting Up X2Go

Windows

  1. Download and install the X2Go client (Windows)
  2. Download our X2Go session settings (for Windows)
  3. Unzip and place on your desktop
  4. Launch 'Geos x2go' and enter your EASE username and password
  5. Choose ICEWM from the session choices on the right hand side

Mac OS

  1. Download and install the X2Go client (Mac OS)
  2. Download our X2Go session settings (for Mac OS)
  3. Unzip and place on your desktop
  4. Launch 'Geos x2go' and enter your EASE username and password
  5. Choose ICEWM from the session choices on the right hand side

Manual Settings

Should you want to manually configure your X2Go client, here are the settings to use:

  • Hostname: x2go.geos.ed.ac.uk
  • Login: Your EASE username
  • Session Type (at the bottom): Choose 'Custom desktop' from the drop down list, and put in the command box /usr/bin/icewm-session

We are still testing the X2Go service. Please send any comments/complaints regarding the X2Go service to ithelp@geos.ed.ac.uk.