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This page describes how to start a graphical session on the lxplus cluster via a slow network connection.
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  Several tools have been developed to address the slowness of X11, the main one being VNC, with the relative TightVNC and the alternative NoMachine NX. All of them start a virtual X11 (VNC) server on the remote machine so that graphic applications can talk X11 via the local network, while the VNC client (or viewer) running on your box uses a lightweight protocol to communicate with the server and display the content of the remote virtual screen.
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Here I'm describing the easiest set-up, based on standard software packages already installed or easy to install.
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Here I'm describing the easiest set-up, based on standard software packages already installed or easy to install. See also the video tutorial How to run to run vnc on lxplus.
 

Prerequisites

Before you start, you need to have a valid CERN AFS account, to be able to connect to lxplus and start commands there.
 
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