Installing and Configuring X2Go Server and Client on Debian 8

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Rob Turner

He is an Instructor of Computer Technology with Ball State University where he currently teaches all of the departments Linux courses and co-teaches Cisco networking courses. He is an avid Debian user as well as many of the derivatives of Debian such as Mint, Ubuntu, and Kali. Rob holds a Masters in Information and Communication Sciences as well as several industry certifications from Cisco, EC-Council, and Linux Foundation.

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9 Responses

  1. Frank says:

    how can I keep the session on the server alive after disconnect the client?

    • Rob Turner says:


      Greetings. To attempt to keep the session alive after a client disconnect, you can ‘suspend’ the session. To do this go back to the X2GO client window (not the window that has the other machines desktop) and select the ‘suspend’ button for the session you wish to disconnect. I haven’t tested this feature extensively or on multiple desktop environments but it seems relatively stable on a LXDE Devuan system.

  2. kosta says:

    hi, what about ssh AllowUsers for connections x2go?

    • Rob Turner says:


      Greetings and sorry for the delay. I wanted to confirm that it worked before replying. I tested the ‘AllowUsers’ option in SSHD and it does indeed prevent users not in the list of allowed users from accessing an x2go server.

  3. Nick says:

    Do you use x2go on the production environment, it stable ?

    • Rob Turner says:

      Nick, Thanks for the reply. I personally use SSH to a CLI in production as I prefer the CLI over GUI’s. However from personal usage of X2Go around home, it has proven to be very stable.

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