Remote Desktop Configuration of Linux Mint over SSH
To get remote access to the graphical tools of Linux Mint, simply connect via SSH with the X and c flags (to tunnel X protocol and add compression.) Once you do this (presumably from another UNIX system) you can simply run commands from the new session to large a local view of remote graphical applications. This can make many tasks much easier.
ssh -XC [email protected]
For example, should you want to make changes to the remote Linux Mint desktop you can do so via graphical tools. To use the standard System Settings dialogue, just run this command:
Originally posted in 2012 on my Linux blog here: http://web.archive.org/web/20140822224153/http://www.scottalanmiller.com/linux/2012/11/24/remote-desktop-configuration-of-linux-mint-over-ssh/