Running Graphical Applications From CentOS Headless Vm

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Hi all,

I have installed a CentOS7 vm in my home server with all graphical tools installed: Gnome, Chrome, Tor Borwser, etc. My idea is to run these graphical applications from two MacOSX desktops. What I am looking for is something similar like Microsoft RDP services that supports copy and paste between client and server, sound, clipboard, etc …

I have seen a possible solution using xrdp: But exists some other solution??


3 thoughts on - Running Graphical Applications From CentOS Headless Vm

  • To connect to remote desktops, you can try x2go (x2goserver from EPEL). I think the client is available for MacOSX.


  • MacOS has an X server built in. You should be able to log into the VM
    using ssh, with X forwarding enabled, and run graphical commands, logged in from MacOS, that display locally on the MacOS host. The mention of RDP is, I think, confusing people.

    If you decide to, there are are also other tools that provide a more full “give me the graphical desktop” setup, These include VNC, for which you could run VNCserver on the CentOS host and a VNCclient or compatible tool on the MacOS. If you’re going to have multiple people accessing the host and want better management of all the X sessions, you could even consider the tools, which are free for private use and which allow better throttling of numbers of users, and allowing you to kill all the *other* sessions owned by you to free up resources.