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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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Remote Desktop Connection Problem in Ubuntu 14.04 Server [on hold]

When I try to remotely control an Ubuntu 14.04 server from a Windows PC using the administrator privilege then I can remotely control the Ubuntu machine, but the terminal doesn't work... However if I ...
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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 ...
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Is there any chance to copy&paste non-text data between Windows and gnome desktop?

I use Windows to remotely connect to a ubuntu machine via gnome VNC desktop. We know that we can add a line of autocutsel -fork in the ~/.vnc/xstartup to enable copy&paste text between Windows and ...
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New session when remoting Ubuntu 12.04 from mac

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop to remotely access to my desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 (with xrdp installed) from my MacBook Pro, using the same username as in the desktop. I can successfully log in ...
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Recursive display of remote desktop screen

I tried to set up remote desktop to connect to an Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance. The steps are: (1) sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lightdm lubuntu-desktop tightvncserver (2) create a file ...
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Is /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. supposed not to exist?

I'm trying to connect to Amazon EC2 Ubuntu 14.04 instance through VNC but always fail (only grey background). Some articles say we should have a line in .vnc/xstartup which reads exec sh ...
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The screen is grey blank when connecting ubuntu through Windows's remote desktop

I installed the xrdp on the ubuntu 14.04 desktop and I followed instructions in Blank desktop when logging in via xrdp, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1899111&page=2 and ...
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How to prevent deja-dup-monitor from running, or completely delete it?

My ubuntu is dead after a few minutes because a process called deja-dup-monitor consumes almost 7 GB memory. I searched the internet and found that it seems to be used for backups and related to the ...
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lock down settings and programs

I am trying to configure Ubuntu to run a rdc for users so that they can connect to a terminal server. I have managed to do this, but I would like to lock down all other features of Ubuntu like ...
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shared user accounts across workstations

I run a small academic research group and we have 4 workstations and one server, all running Ubuntu. I would like to have login credentials that are shared across all workstations and the server, so I ...
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Remmina window doesn't fit on my screen

I'm using Remmina 0.9.99.1 to connect to a Windows machine via VNC. However, the Remmina window is way too large for my own screen, particularly in the vertical direction. I tried going to the ...
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Remmina desktop not copying from Windows

When logged into Remote windows machine through Remmina Remote Desktop Client and copy some contents and try to paste in ubuntu. But it won't paste. it's seems very difficult to work .... Any other ...
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Remmina rdp session - no toolbar and keyboard shortcuts don't work

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I copied over my .remmina folder from my old 14.04 install and all my connections are there however when I connect to remote windows computer through rdp which is ...
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setup remote desktop without gui

I have a computer running ubuntu that I want to be able to remotely access. Is there a way to set this up using only the terminal? if so, can you provide step-by-step instructions?
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How to setup TighVNC reverse connection through SSH Tunnel between two PCes over the Internet?

How can I get the most secure and simplest way to setup a secure reverse connection with TightVNC (or ...) from PC1 to PC2 over the Internet with these specifications? PC1: VNC_Client(Admin, Viewer): ...
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How to set up FreeNX server?

Everything I find about FreeNX is 4 years old and does not apply anymore. The most recent source seems to be this: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/NX It also states that there is no more 'nxsetup' script ...
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Desktop sharing on 14.10

I am using Ubuntu for the first time. I enabled desktop sharing and tried RealVNC viewer (on Windows) to connect to it. However it failed with the message "Unable to connect to the VNC server using ...
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Problem with shell script to reboot computer/switch to windows

I have little experience with linux and hardly ever wrote an shell script, but needed a workstation with both windows and linux to do certain calculations. The workstation is however mostly used ...
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How to setup remote desktop?

I have 2 Ubuntu 14.04 machines running the default Ubuntu desktop, I only have a monitor for one so I'm trying to setup remote desktop on the machine without a monitor. How can I setup the non-monitor ...
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How to restart remote X server on ubuntu 12.04 over vnc (vino)?

I'm using Ubuntu machine remotely over vnc (vino). Sometimes x server stop responding anymore (screen is not updating), so only manual restart ("sudo service lightdm restart" over tty when I do have a ...
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Accessing my computer from the office

I would like to be able to access my home computer from my office, not just through SSH but full Desktop interface. I face several challenges here: Setting up a Virtual Desktop (Something like VNC? ...
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Is any RDP client can be used in Ubuntu 14.04 that can access Windows Server 2012?

I want to access Windows Server 2012 from Ubuntu 14.04 through RDP, but I can't find a software that can be used to access Win2012. There uesed to be a software called Remmina, it can connect to ...
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Home Workgroup and use TeamViewer to remote control from phones & ipad - which variant?

Home Workgroup and use TeamViewer to remote control windows 7 laptops from phones & ipad. I also hope to add an older standalone PC to network - which variant (So many, I'm confused) This is why I ...
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how to use remote desktop on ubuntu

I'm trying to use the "Remmina Remote Desktop" application that came with my Ubuntu 14.0.4 (64 bit) install to connect to another ubuntu desktop. But anytime, I try to connect, I get the message: ...
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Problem connecting to remote desktop

I am having a problem connecting to my desktop remotely over ssh tunnel. Host and Guest machines are Ubuntu 14.04. SSH is working, high numbered alternate port. X forwarding works. I followed the ...