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What do I need to do to enable desktop sharing on (lubuntu) I want to control it from Ubuntu 11.10, if possible to also do it from a Windows pc would be great. But not if it uses more load or might make the system unstable though.

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I installed the three packages of NXfree on the lubuntu and the client on the ubuntu pc. Then i connected with the shadow option. Works good, but maybe there is a solution to use the built in desktop sharing from ubuntu also. nomachine.com/select-package.php?os=linux&id=1 –  Sitdown Dec 13 '11 at 13:44

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LXDE/Lubuntu doesn't include any desktop control software, so there is nothing to enable.

You can install stuff like SSH server or VNC, but obviously, whatever you add will use more resources. SSH is probably a lighter option, it's also more secure, but is harder to use. VNC is more user friendly, but isn't secure enough to work over the Internet.

PS: There is also software from the http://www.nomachine.com/.

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Thanks, ok so NX is very popular i see. We posted about Nx at the same time. I got this suggestion from another forum. –  Sitdown Dec 14 '11 at 9:11

First, update your installed packages then install openssh-server. Run the following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

After this you can play remotely. It's awesome.

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SSH is not a remote desktop sharing program. –  Eric Carvalho Feb 15 '13 at 10:15

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