ssh to windows laptop

Is there a way I can ssh to my laptop so I can transfer some files over to my SD card on my handheld?
15 Replies
Rhan121
Rhan1213mo ago
Is the hostname and password the same as steam deck? (Deck & Deck)
wolfyreload
wolfyreload3mo ago
What you'd need to do is run a ssh server on your laptop. What are you running on your laptop? Ubuntu? Bazzite and most Linux distros have ssh clients and scp clients preinstalled. scp is the tool that you want to use for transferring files from your desktop. But most distros don't have an ssh server pre-installed so you'll need to install that (on your laptop)
Rhan121
Rhan1213mo ago
Laptop is windows and the handheld is running the fedora Linux I have winscp
wolfyreload
wolfyreload3mo ago
That changes things a little. Are you running Bazzite on your handheld?
Rhan121
Rhan1213mo ago
Yes I am
wolfyreload
wolfyreload3mo ago
I'm going to have to check if I can install an ssh-server in Bazzite via distrobox. Give me a few minutes and I'll see if I can get it right In the mean time please check if boxbuddy in installed. It's a flathub application
Rhan121
Rhan1213mo ago
It's not something Ive installed before so I will do it now It's Installed now
wolfyreload
wolfyreload3mo ago
What I initially had in mind didn't work, trying a work around. Do you have a large number of files to transfer or very few?
Rhan121
Rhan1213mo ago
Amount of file size not too many 10-15 I think. In storage wise about 7ish GB each They're games I've backed up to my laptop basically. I had to re install bazzite the other day and want to transfer them back over now
wolfyreload
wolfyreload3mo ago
My idea was to run an ssh server in Distrobox and then you could just use Winscp to transfer the files but that didn't work, not sure if you can run applications with services in Distrobox. Second attempt was to use KDE Connect to transfer files between Windows and Bazzite, that failed too. I'm going to try a few more things Figured it out, was easier than I was making it... Bazzite already had an ssh server installed Open the terminal and run the following enable sshd server sudo systemctl enable sshd start sshd server sudo systemctl start sshd Now connect to your steam deck via winscp Try that and let m know if it works for you too
Rhan121
Rhan1213mo ago
What will be the hostname, username and password? Same as you would for steam deck? When you go into winscp
wolfyreload
wolfyreload3mo ago
for the hostname you'd use the ip address. Just run ifconfig in the terminal. wlp3s0 should be your wifi, I've highlighted where you'd get your ip address in the deck username and password would be the username and password that you used when you installed bazzite
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Rhan121
Rhan1213mo ago
Ok will try it later gotta go work now. Will let you know how it goes
wolfyreload
wolfyreload3mo ago
Good luck 🤞
Rhan121
Rhan1213mo ago
Thanks 🙂 This worked! Host name was fedora not the IP address but the rest was right. Thanks 🙂