ETS has assigned ieng6 machines that are configured to support graphical GNOME logins via the VNC protocol. The VNC connection to GNOME may be disconnected and reestablished as desired. It allows users to get a terminal and run commands as they were doing it in ETS Linux labs. The following servers are available with 64-bit Cent OS 7. If you need a 32-bit operating system, please email email@example.com.
Then, you will need to start a VNCgnome connection to create your user profile.
Start a VNCgnome connection to create your user profile:
ETS has licensed software available for Windows and macOS operating systems named Remotix. You can get started with a 15 day trial with these instructions
To obtain a license key for Remotix, please follow our instructions here.
Once you have the software installed, please follow these steps to configure your client.
vncserver to start your VNC process.
Note your display
Once you run vncserver you will see output similar to the following:
New 'ieng6-244.ucsd.edu:24 (okenobi)' desktop is ieng6-244.ucsd.edu:24>
Please take note of the bolded section, as you will need this to kill your job once you are finished.
If you prefer not to use Remotix, you can use another VNC client, as long as you create the SSH tunnel to forward X11 traffic. Here are some setup instructions for popular tools.
ssh -X -L 5899:localhost:5900 username@ieng6-###.ucsd.edu
Once you are finished, you need to kill the GNOME session. Please run:
vncserver -kill X-display-#
You will be notified what your X-display is when you first start your VNC process. Once you run
vncserver you will see output similar to the following:
New 'ieng6-244.ucsd.edu:24 (okenobi)' desktop is ieng6-244.ucsd.edu:24
Please take note of the bolded section, as you will need this to cancel your job once you are finished. In this example, we would kill our VNC process with:
vncserver -kill :24
Any processes older than 2 days with a connection to software (e.g. ADS, Cadence) will be killed. Be sure to save your work and exit the program when you're finished.
Some core files for vncserver were changed Fall 2017. If you find that you can connect to the server, but only get a black screen, please run the following:
rm -rf .vnc/xstartup .cache/gdm .cache/gnome-shell
Once you removed these directories, you should be able to follow the steps above to connect to your remote desktop.
If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-435