Remote Desktop for Linux

Availability and Installation

FastX 2 is available on all Ubuntu 16.04 computers. It is not installed as default software, but anyone who has a University-owned Ubuntu 16.04 desktop computer in their office can request to have FastX 2 installed by contacting CSE-IT staff, Please include the name of your computer in your request email.

In the School of Mathematics, FastX 2 is installed on the Ubuntu 16.04 computers in the Vincent Hall 270D lab.


To connect to a computer with FastX 2 installed, you may use any browser on any operating system. In your preferred browser, go to https://[computer name]:3389, where [computer name] is the name of a computer with FastX 2 installed. For example, if you're trying to connect to, you would open a web browser and type into the address bar.  If you're connecting from off-campus, you'll need to first be connected to the University VPN General Access Pool for FastX 2 connections to work.

For more information, check out our guide on starting a FastX session.