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Remote connection from Ubuntu to Ubuntu

This may be very trivial for most of ubuntu experts; but, I am still to figure out how to do this as I am quite new to Linux / Ubuntu. I do not to use team viewer as a couple of years ago it did not ...
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Free/Open Source alternative to Teamviewer

Is there a free/open source alternative to teamviewer that will allow me to help a friend running Ubuntu 14.04 with the default unity desktop? Some years ago Ubuntu had a way to share screen/mouse ...
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Desktop sharing doesn't work at home

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Recently, I needed to use remote control of my computer in my office. So I set up desktop sharing. I can use my own laptop to control my desktop when I am in the office, ...
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I want to make a remotely controlled server running ubuntu gnome

Ok, so I have an old HP box with a 320gb hard drive in it. The display controller doesn't work on this machine, so I need to be able to control the machine remotely from my primary Linux Mint ...
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copy paste between remote sessions remmina

In the past, i have been able to copy and paste text between windows and Linux remote desktop sessions. Now for some reason, I cannot do this. I would like to regain this functionality, how might i do ...
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Cannot Update TeamViewer Remotely

I'm accessing my Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu v12.04) remotely using TeamViewer. The machine mounts TeamViewer v9 and I need to update it to v10 (otherwise I'm not able to transfer file with another machine ...
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Computer Freezing during Chrome Remote Desktop for 14.04 Installation

I am having an issue when installing Chrome Remote desktop on Ubuntu 14.04. I have downloaded the extension from the web store in google. Once i've install it on machine (server) the minute it runs ...
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Remote desktop connect

Please don't mark this as a duplicate: I have no idea how to connect to my friend's Ubuntu 14LTS while I'm in the UK. I know there is the "Desktop Sharing" and that Remmina app, but I tried just ...
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Remote Access - Can ssh to target but VNC fails to connect through tunnel

On my local network, I can VNC-over-an-ssh-tunnel quite easily. As I am planning to spend some time abroad, I would like to be able to do the same from the other side of the Internet. But I have a ...
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Using variables as paraments for commands in a bash script

I currently have a bash script which I can simply double click to remote desktop into my institution: #!/bin/bash xfreerdp -f -u myusername -d campus -p mypassword --ignore-certificate website.com ...
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How to run Remote Desktop at startup before logging in?

I've tried Google Remote Desktop first, and added this line to Startup Applications Preference /etc/init.d/chrome-remote-desktop start , but unfortunately this won't be executed before logging in ...
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Get audio from remote Ubuntu to windows (local)

I have two PCs (Ubuntu and Windows). Usually, I am connecting my Ubuntu machine via rdp protocol from windows. Recently, I read out this article to get the audio from remote to local machine. Can ...
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Ubuntu GUI problem

I have installed xrdp and gnome on Ubuntu 14. Now when I am trying to connect it using remote desktop, there is only this screen. How can I fix this problem? Thanks
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unmet dependencies for mate-desktop

I need to RDP from my Windows machine into my ubuntu machine. I'm using this tutorial to do that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ay7toiJ6k It recommends to go to run the following from ...
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Windows-style RDP for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to log onto an Ubuntu workstation with a different user via RDP? Our current point-of-sale machines are deployed on Windows and we want to switch to an open-source system to give us ...
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How to have an application on top of a fullscreen application?

I have rdesktop and ekiga to open on boot of the ubuntu machine. The users login to a remote windows machine with rdesktop in fullscreen mode. Ekiga has a screen that pops up when we receive an ...
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How can I remotely access the desktop of my Ubuntu server?

I would like to access the desktop of one of my Ubuntu servers over the internet from my Windows laptop. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8. Sorry for this generic questions as I have been ...
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Start XRDP session manually on specific display/port

I successfully installed xrdp and it is working great, I can reconnect to existing session by editing /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini and altering port value. My question is, can I start VNC session on specific ...
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Remote Desktop Prior to Login (Ubuntu to Ubuntu)

I have a headless PC running Ubuntu as well as a normal Ubuntu machine. I wish to be able to remote desktop into the headless machine and use it remotely (similarly to teamviewer or Desktop sharing). ...
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system folder copied to my desktop created phantom folder

Testdisk supposedly salvaged 600,000 files into a folder called 'buck' which is also my username on that computer (14.04) as we well as on my current desktop (12.04). I used dropbox to copy the ...
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Transfer files from ubuntu to remote laptop vista with rdp

I am away from home on my laptop (vista) which connects to my ubuntu 12.04 desktop by RDP. I have files on my desktop I want to download to my laptop. Dropbox broke so I need to see if there is ...
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Graphics cards necessary for remote desktop on Ubuntu Server?

When a client remotely accesses the desktop of a Ubuntu system through VNC, does it make any difference what graphics card the server has? How is the desktop running on the server but only seen by the ...
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Unable to connect to Remote Desktop ?

I am trying to connect to Remote machine (Windows 7 OS) using Remote Desktop Viewer. Protocol I'm using is RDP and Host is local IP of the machine I am trying to connect to. On Windows I have ...
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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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How do I install Remote Desktop on ubuntu 14.04 dedicated server

I have been working with ssh for a few months now, never touched hte whole remote desktop deal. I am trying to figure it out now and I just cant for the life of me seem to get it working. I have 3 ...
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Remote ssh to machine that has no open ports to internet

I have Ubuntu that runs in my office network and no ports are forwarded to my machine from internet router. Sometimes I need to get ssh terminal connection via internet from my home. How to organize ...
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using ThinRDC (thinomenon) on Ubuntu

I am trying to run a remoteApp hosted on a windows 7 enterprise, from an Ubuntu client 14.01. I was looking to use FreeRDP or Winconn, but the issue with those is that Winconn is based on FreeRDP and ...
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tightVnc Viewer: no connection could be made

i have a vps runnig ubuntu 14.10 I correctly installed VNC and for one day I'm running that without any issue. But suddenly yesterday when I'm trying to connect my VNC using tightvnc viewer it says ...
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X2go remote access error from mac

I want to access my netbook with lubuntu from a macbook pro machine. Here is what I did: on lubuntu I installed X2Go server: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:x2go/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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remote desktop from windows 7 - without installing new software

In my ubuntu 14 (clean install), i have a built-in desktop sharing feature. how can i use it to control my machine from windows 7? Using vnc client, or the windows basic client, failed.
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Team Viewer 9/10 Problems

I have purchased a dedicated server that runs Ubuntu 12.04. I am very taken with remote desktops as I've always felt it's a major want for me when using servers. I'm fairly new to linux, and have ...
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Chrome remote desktop for Linux

I am trying to install Chrome Remote Desktop to my Linux machine so I can remote in from another computer. I have done this before on many other machines including on Windows and Mac; both of which ...
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Nomachine headless connection and dummy display

Sorry for the in-code-tags links, but this is my first post here. I am trying to use windows 7 to connect to a machine running ubuntu 14.04. I installed NoMachine according to: ...
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xrdp tab does not work

I installed xrdp on my Ubuntu 14.04 and am connected using Remote Desktop Connection. Everything works fine except "Tab" button has no effect. Any advice on how to fix it?
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ubuntu 14.10 multiple Simultaneous independent remote (desktop like ) connections

Can anyone please suggest a free server (that works just like terminal server which allows multiple rdp-like independent sessions) that is compatible for ubuntu 14.10? I have tried: Simultaneous ...
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Multiple remote desktop connections for different users in Ubuntu 12.04 and/or 14.04

Although we already have this question: Remote desktop for multiple users , none of the answers solves the problem. I have tried: SSH with X forwarding (X11) with dozens of tutorials and I can't ...
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How to use a laptop keyboard on another laptop? (software solution)

I want to play fofix (frets on fire, a guitar hero like game) in multi-player mode but I don't have an extra USB keyboard. I would like to link my friend's laptop's keyboard to my laptop (two ...
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X11VNC Server shows screen from the past

I have a headless server (Xubuntu 14.04), on which I have set up a X11VNC server. The server is set to autostart at boot (e.g. I can remotely sign my user in at the system password prompt). I am ...
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Easiest/Best way to forward Ubuntu desktop to windows?

I already have PuTTY and Xming working, so I can forward individual apps. But I'd really like to be able to simply forward the entire unity desktop. I've seen advice pointing me at VNC, but while I ...
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How do I use screen sharing in Ubuntu GNOME?

In Ubuntu GNOME, there is a section in the Settings called Sharing. I enabled screen sharing and it gives me an address like vnc://you-computer-here.local. How can I connect to it?
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Install VNC on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop edition

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop edition in my laptop. I need to install vnc on it. I have downloaded VNC for Linux Debian-compatible installer 64-bit. I have no idea about how to install it because I'm ...
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Is there a way to configure a remote desktop connection to the locall session GUI or does it always have to be a different session?

I would like to connect remotely to my local session GUI. Is this possible? I have tried xRDP but it seems that when I connect I can only create a new session and connect back to that session using ...
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How to share desktop in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a bit lost. I have never used VNC before, and I have trouble now connecting from my laptop to the workstation. Both machines are Ubuntu 14.04. To play around, I first went to "enable desktop ...
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Ubuntu desktop VNC server like Windows Remote Desktop

I've looked and looked and I can't find instructions on how to set up VNC server on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop so that I can remote in just like when I was running Windows. I use my computer at work ...
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Connect using Windows RDP

I want to connect Ubuntu LTS via windows7 RDP. Is there any other settings these settings are not working. https://community.hpcloud.com/article/using-windows-rdp-access-your-ubuntu-instance
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How to use remote desktop client to create multiple desktops on computer with only one port?

Sorry if I missed something and ended up creating a dup...I have no clue where to start with this. So my dilemma is that I have a pretty powerful desktop I got for Christmas, but it has only one vga ...
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How to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop

I installed KDE on the remote ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I connect it using Windows 7's Remote Desktop. But I don't know how to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop. The autoselcut ...
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What do I need to set up a remote terminal

So I have looked at the other questions that seem similar to this one, but they don't answer it for me. I do not believe that VNC or Team Viewer is appropriate because I am not looking for a desktop ...
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Remote Desktop server that runs on single desktop

I want to be able to remotely connect to a friend's computer when he needs help and control his desktop. Chrome Remote Desktop is too slow because of the use of Google's servers instead of directly ...
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How do I get started on Remmina?

I will be giving my Dad a computer within the next couple of days, and I will need to set it up so that I am able to remotely administer it while he is at home 3,000km away. I haven't used RDP etc ...