This documentation is to be used for connecting remotely to VCEA systems using different operating systems and tools.
By SSH or Terminal
SSH Servers: EECS - Available SSH servers
From Linux: EECS - Connect to EECS SSH servers using Linux
From Windows: EECS - Connect to EECS SSH servers using Windows
By Graphical User Interface
X2Go will only connect with the SIG servers. You will need to use NoMachine to connect to the SSH servers.
Insure this client is what you want to use to reach your target server.
- Download & install the appropriate x2goclient for your machine
Windows: x2Go 18.104.22.168 client for Windows
MacOS: x2Go 22.214.171.124 client for MacOS
Linux: sudo apt-get install x2goclient
- After installing & opening the X2Go Client, create a New Session
- Configure Session
- Session name: short meaningful name
- Host: the fully qualified domain name of connection target
- Login: your username
- Session Type:
- Configure Connection
- Speed: ADSL
- Method: 256k-jpeg
- We're still testing various other connection methods, but this has given the smoothest general connection. If you find one that's smoother and provides a better user experience, please let us know, we would be happy to share it!
If you have issues re-connecting to a previous session and want to terminate it to start fresh, you can do so by connecting with a different Window Manager.
- If originally connected with XFCE, you can connect with ICEWM and when prompted, terminate your XFCE session.
- Then fully logout/close your ICEWM temporary session.
- Finally, you should be able to log back in to XFCE with a fresh clean interface.
Choppy/Slow connection with broken window shading
- Try disabling compositor
- Window Manager Tweaks
- Un-check: "Enable display compositing"
NoMachine will only connect with the SSH servers. You will need to use X2Go to connect to the SIG servers.
Its important to use the correct version of NoMachine to access EECS servers. Your can find the proper version of NoMachine at https://eecs.wsu.edu/~e/files.html#nx
- Install and launch NoMachine. (The proper version is listed in the info box above)
- Select New connection, select SSH as protocol, then Continue
For host, type ssh1.eecs.wsu.edu, or use one of the other available EECS SSH hosts, and select Continue.
- Select Use the NoMachine login, then Continue.
- Leave the options at their default (blank), select Continue.
- Leave options at default (Don't use a proxy), select Continue.
- Leave options at default (if you want, you can change it), select Done.
- Home screen should look similar to this. Select Connect to ssh1.eecs.wsu.edu, then Connect.
- Enter Username & Password, select OK.
- Select Create a new GNOME virtual desktop, then continue.
- Select OK.
- Select OK.
- Select the desired way to display the menu panel, then select OK.