So I can SSH into my Security Onion box in the house, but is there an easy way to launch the gui in the ssh session? For Example:When I am at the terminal at work I just type startx and it launches the gui, need some help on how to do it via the ssh connection.
Did you enable x forwarding on the server too, it's in /etc/ssh/sshd_config (remember to restart the service)
Startx might not work (or they might be using a different method where you work) but you could try gnome-session (depending on what DE the server is running) you can also just launch the gui application without having to have the whole desktop.
Remmina is the default POSIX compliant remote desktop application that is preinstalled and preconfigured in many *nix distros. It supports most protocols, including SSH. If you Alt and start to type remmina, it should just pop up as a suggestion in Ubuntu.
** (gnome-session:5897): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-YrP3FvlXWc: Connection refused
** (gnome-session-check-accelerated:5902): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-YrP3FvlXWc: Connection refused gnome-session-is-accelerated: llvmpipe detected. gnome-session: WARNING: Unable to find required component 'gnome-shell' gnome-session: CRITICAL: We failed, but the fail whale is dead. Sorry....
[0301/052919:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to create /home/user/.pki/nssdb directory. [0301/052919:FATAL:chrome_main_delegate.cc(412)] Check failed: process_type.empty(). Unable to get the user data directory for process type: zygote
Hi @mutation666. I just wanted to get some clarification. If you ssh into the machine with X forwarding enabled, are you saying you can't run "gnome-session" or even more simply something like "xterm" standalone (assuming xterm or gnome-terminal is installed)? If you haven't already installed it, install xterm. Just try and start that one application and see if it displays. Gnome requires a bunch of additional things (font server, etc). Just see if xterm or xclock works. Also, don't run it with sudo, this will get blocked because of your accounts Xauthority. The remote account doing the SSH should match the account running X windows clients.