Are there any alternative X-Server implementations for use with
X2Go other than
For tele-working my company has set-up X2Go for accessing our Linux-based PCs remotely.
However, since many programs perform poorly over the remote connection I rely heavily on mixing local Windows 10 programs with remote programs using the
-multiwindow option of the X-Server. Sadly, this has serious limitations with various X-server options:
- The included
vcxsrvcrashed when launching
gitkin multiwindow mode, and also with some other programs, making it unusable for me. The bidirectional keyboard is a bit unreliable too.
XMing(public domain release) doesn't crash but has several usability issues:
- Whenever a new window is opened, it is shifted slightly outside the screen and mouse clicks register shifted by even more.
- File selector dialogs are often larger than the screen, making various parts of the interface inaccessible, including the filename field.
- Both window icons and window previews are wrong in the Task-Switcher (Alt-Tab).
moboxtermhas often been recommended as an alternative, but natively I cannot find a method to suspent and reconnect to remote sessions as with X2Go, or to use the X-Server of moboxterm with X2Go.
For all options I have installed the latest public* binary releases.
* I have just found out that the latest public release for XMing is from 2016, with later versions being purchase-only, with the private purchase confusingly being termed "donation". I don't know yet, if a newer version would fix the issues, and since the purchase process doesn't seem to be automated, I can't just try quickly.