Linux desktop environments are the graphical interfaces used to interact with the operating system.
- The main Linux Desktop Environments: GNOME, KDE, Xfce, Mate
- The main connection methods: ：Windows remote desktop, VNC
# Connect Desktop
There are two optional graphical login methods as follows:
# Windows remote desktop
Connect Linux desktop is the same with connect Windows Server
Log in Cloud platform console, get you Internet IP Address of Cloud Server
Choose a way to open a local computer remote desktop (three-in-one):
- Open Start -> Remote Desktop
- Open Start, input "mstsc" directly, the system will search for the Remote Desktop
- Using the keyboard Windows Logo + R to start the command windows, input input "mstsc" to open the Remote Desktop
Input Internet IP Address of Cloud Server and click the 【Connect】button
Click the 【Yes】when you see the below reminder
Then input your Linux credential to connect Linux Server like below
You can see the Desktop when you login successfully
VNC (Virtual Network Computing) allows you to remotely control a Linux computer with another computer through a graphical interface. You will be able to observe a Linux desktop environment and interact with it using the mouse and keyboard from a different computer.
Websoft9 (opens new window) desktop solution have installed vncserver for you, below steps is for your reference:
Use SSH to connect Server and set you VNC password
sudo su rm -rf /root/.vnc/passwd vncpasswd
Install VNC viewer (opens new window) on your local computer
Login to your cloud console and enable the 5901 port of security group
Open your VNC client and create a VNC connection (Server's Internet IP:5901)
Click the【Continue】button to next step
Input your VNC password to connection desktop
If your Server is locked, please input your root password to unlock it
More commands for your VNCServer
# List all VNC vncserver -list # Kil a VNC kill -9 :1 # Manage the VNCServer service systemctl start vncserver@:1.service systemctl stop vncserver@:1.service systemctl status vncserver@:1.service systemctl restart vncserver@:1.service
# Don't know the VNC password?
Please use SSH to connect Server and set your VNC password by the below commands:
vncpasswd systemctl restart vnc
# Does the locked state of the graphical interface support secret key unlocking?
# Can I modify the Gnome starting logo?
Yes, refer to here (opens new window)
# Which VNC Server is pre-installed?
# How does the server using the key pair use remote desktop?
If you want to use Windows remote desktop to connection Linux Desktop, SSH to connect Server and set your root password
# What should I do if I accidentally lock the screen after logging in as root?
The login password cannot be unlocked, you can only log in after restarting the server.