By Compunuts
(Transferred from Wiki by Peter)

GTelnet is the nick name for Gnome-Telnet program which is downloadable at and more info on the program is available at . It support normal Telnet functions as well as SSH and rlogin methods. The best I like is that this is the GUI based programs instead of text/terminal based.

Program limitations and requirements

  1. Currently the program is only available as source tarball or RPM package. You may choose to install RPM package version using GHOST utility. But here I will discuss only compiling from source. And also I tried that on IceWM so if you use different WM, YMMV.....
  2. As we are compiling from source, some development packages are needed to be installed before we can install GTelnet program ( Credit :: Thanks to LJR member Rod for helping me sort out those problems)
  3. SSH clients installed and configured in order to use SSH support function. (But it's not required for GTelnet to install. You just will not be able to use SSH support.)

Prepare to install

  • First of all, please verify that you have all the development packages for libgnome and libzvt are installed. If not, please add the following entry in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

 deb stable/main
Then issue
apt-get update
apt-get install libgnome-dev libzvt-dev libzvt2
When apt is done, then you have the latest development tools for gnome and zvt.

  • Navigate to your downloaded folder. For example:: cd<space>/home/compunuts/download

  • Unpack the tarball you downloaded....

tar xzvf gnome-telnet-2.4.tar.gz
This will create the folder named gnome-telnet-2.4
  • Navigate to the above folder...

cd gnome-telnet-2.4
  • Issue the following command to compile...

  • Wait for the computer to compile and watch for the error message(s).. and also it's a good idea to read the README from another terminal emulator window.....

  • If everything is going smoothly, the executible is places in /usr/bin ..... Navigate there using cd /usr/bin command....

  • In /usr/bin directory, issue the command

./gnome-telnet -s <remote-host-IP>:port
Or if you simply want to bring up the program, just issue
There, you can choose Telnet/SSH/rlogin, Host addy/IP, port number and so on......
  • The best part is it's GUI based...... So have fun.....