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How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10? I do not find any options such as those present in Ubuntu?

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Are you (just) trying to setup remote desktop, or do you need auto-start - to allow connection without local login? See: askubuntu.com/questions/83824/… –  david6 Dec 11 '11 at 1:12
    
restart you system if its unable to execute the command sudo apt-get install xrdp and again run the same. –  user257470 Mar 12 at 11:35

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Install the xrdp server ( Remote Desktop Protocol Server). It allows to connect to your ubuntu box from any rdp client.

What the other answer describe is called "desktop sharing" and is not the same thing as "remote desktop" . See the accepted answer for this question for more explanation :

"Remote Desktop" in Ubuntu is not the same thing as in Windows. It's intended to share your running desktop with someone else. In 11.10, it's been renamed to "Desktop Sharing" to better reflect that.

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  1. Input the following line to install vino:

    sudo apt-get install vino
    
  2. Input the following line to configure vino:

    vino-preferences
    

Follow the onscreen instructions to make changes to your remote desktop sharing preferences.

  1. Go to XFCE settings manager and select "session and startup" and "application auto start"

  2. Click Add and Enter the following command to start the vino server:

    /usr/lib/vino/vino-server
    
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try sudo apt-get install xrdp. This allows you to connect to the Ubuntu from RDP software or remote desktop of windows.

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Using remote desktop on Ubuntu is really easy. You just go into system settings and enable it and it will do all the work for you. . besides a few boxes to check. This is a pretty easy tutorial if you want to try it. worked for me. Remote Desktop Ubuntu 11.10 Set Up Instructions

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