The X2Go client provides a fast remote desktop to our servers, with disconnect and resume capability.
Open the X2Go client program
OS X may prompt you to install X11 (10.7 and earlier) or XQuartz (10.8 and later), proceed with installing either package
X2Go can forward the windows of a single application to your computer, without the desktop environment, similar to traditional X11 forwarding. Applications can be suspended and resumed.
Follow the instructions above, but instead of selecting MATE or XFCE, choose Published Applications and connect to the server
X2Go will connect, at this point, you can click on the CD icon in the center of the client, underneath Status, and choose an application to launch.
When finished, use the Suspend or Terminate icons near the application launcher.
If X2Go is sluggish or laggy, make sure you are running the latest client version. If that does not help, try changing the following options in Session Preferences:
Lower the connection speed
Disable sound, printing, and shared folder support
Change the Session Type to Published Applications
If those still don’t work:
Try the alternate windows client PyHoca-GUI
Move from Wi-Fi to wired ethernet
Ping and traceroute aurora.nceas.ucsb.edu. Move to a more stable internet connection if there are long response times (>500ms) and dropped packets.
Check that Aurora is not overloaded with uptime or top (load averages greater than 32 will generally slow down response times)
The OS X client may have issues reconnecting to a session if kept running. Close both the X2Go client and X11 apps, then open the X2Go client and try connecting again.
If the screen is not updating, try the following: