Questions that refer to a software or an OS feature allowing applications, either command line programs or graphical applications, to be run remotely on a server, while being displayed locally.

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Need a remote desktop to a headless server without logging in first

I've been using Linux for many years now but only to run servers. Over the last few days I've been struggling with a technical / configuration issue which I hope someone can help with. I've installed ...
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How to access an ubuntu machine via VNC from the login screen?

I want to access an Ubuntu machine remotely via VNC. But I can access the Ubuntu machine only if the user is logged in. I want to access the ubuntu machine via VNC from the login screen itself. We can ...
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Access a machine remotely?

I have a local network of 80 machines, all with Ubuntu 10.04 installed on them. All the machines are connected to a central switch. I have some contractors that are located overseas. I would like to ...
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How safe is Ubuntu? [closed]

Last week I started desktop sharing using krfb. Continuing from my last session, it appears that the process restarts itself. Two days ago I noticed messages popping up saying something like ...
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I can't change any user settings with my login, why?

The account I'm using is the first account on the system and it can use the sudo command. But when I'm trying to change anything in the User Settings program nothing happens. I can change my own ...
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NX/SSH remote access with Remmina

After many days and a lot of frustration, I managed to get freenx to work on my home server. I can connect to it with nomachine's linux client, but I want to use Remmina for this purpose. The problem ...
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Simultaneous remote connections

Is there any package for Ubuntu which allows me to connect to remote computer without disturbing or terminating others who have already connected to that server or who are accessing the computer ...
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Is there any remote desktop with sound and video capabilities allowing 2 different users work simultaniousely (a local and a remote one)?

I have a very powerful PC with Intel processor and a small Mac laptop with PowerPC processor. Both computers are with Ubuntu Linux. Mac laptop cannot play flash videos and I cannot install any ...
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Remote Desktop as root without logging in first [closed]

I'm using a Mac to do remote desktop into an Ubuntu machine; there are two problems: I have to login as root to ignore the keyring notification that would otherwise pop up on the Ubuntu desktop when ...
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Share Screen with Multiple Viewers?

I need a cross platform screen sharing solution for a presentation. Users might have Windows, Mac or Linux... I've successfully hosted before with Yugma, but after upgrading to 10.10 I can't get it to ...
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Remote Desktop similar to Teamviewer?

I'm looking for an application similar to teamviewer to install on ubuntu 10.10. I know that the teamviewer's staff has released a version for ubuntu, but I'd like to use something completely open. ...
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Is it possible to install Desktop edition in Server edition, then access remotely?

Is it possible to install Desktop edition in Server edition, then access remotely? I can think of lots of applications for this, but don't know if it's possible, or what the drawbacks could be.
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Installing gdm on headless Server Edition

I have Ubuntu Server running on a headless box, which is right now, almost entirely doing only software RAID and feels a little underused. I'd like to get into using Ubuntu as a desktop a little more. ...
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How to connect to Windows XP(Guest OS) of the VirtualBox from Ubuntu using tsclient

I have Ubuntu OS and running Windows XP on Virtual Box of Ubuntu as my guest OS. I wanted to know how can I be able to connect to my guest OS - Windows XP of Virtual Box using tsclient. When I try ...
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To same computer Remote desktop thrue WRT54G router [closed]

To be sure connection is working i want to connect to same computer from same computer ive set up remote desktop. Can't access from my Same comp to same comp to test if all is ok. Tried all mentioned ...
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How can I enable font smoothing when I connect to a Windows server with Terminal Services Client?

When I fire up remote desktop on Windows and connect to my server (Windows Server 2008), the fonts look pretty smooth. I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 yesterday and when I use rdesktop to connect the ...
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Set “Remote desktop” host server remotely

When you want to set a server to accept "Remote Desktop" connections, you do: System \ Preferences \ Remote Desktop The thing is I just have a ssh connection to the server for now. How do you set it ...
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How to setup NX server and client?

I installed NX server on my desktop and able to run it successfully following this tutorial: ...
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VNC client not working — Not able to see the changes happening on the other side

Here is the Problem: I have two computers connected in the same LAN. I am trying to access one computer from another using Remote Desktop Viewer, I am able to see the remote desktop. But when i ...
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How do you connect remotely from another country?

Normally, I installed Ubuntu for people with little experience with computer. These people's tasks are simply email, office work, and some more chit chat online. If I am with them, I can troubleshoot ...
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1answer
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Incorrect key mappings in remote NX session

I'm using the NoMachine provided NX client on Ubuntu 10.10 running on a laptop. I'm connecting to a FreeNX server that happens to be running on openSUSE. I'm having trouble with keys being incorrect ...
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From Ubuntu, “Back to my Mac”

I have a Mac at home, and run Ubuntu at work. I'd like to be able to connect to my Mac in a similar way to how I had when I worked on a Mac. I have MobileMe so I used Back to My Mac (Apple's version ...
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Remote Desktop Viewer doesn't update the image

I am trying to use the Remote Desktop Viewer on my laptop to connect to my desktop, which I have configured with Remote Desktop preferences. But it fails to update the screen shot image, making it ...
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Installing or faking a x11 session

I have a headless Ubuntu-server running at work, and I connect to it from my home Windows machine through Putty. I've logged in with putty, and I need to run a program back at the server (a java ...
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What would be the most practical way for a web developer to develop on Ubuntu but test on IE [duplicate]

I work as web developer and have Firefox and Chrome installed on my Ubuntu system. However, most of the nightmares for web developers are getting things to work on Internet Explorer, mostly IE7 and ...
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remote desktop through xtightvncviewer share clipboard

I am using xtightvncviewer on a ubuntu machine to connect to the remote desktop of another Ubuntu machine. How can I configure this to share the clipboard, so that I can copy and paste from one ...
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Remote Desktop advice

Coming from Windows, so that is what my expectations are based on. I have a Ubuntu desktop edition instance running as a virtual machine on a server. I would like to use it as my primary open source ...
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What is the name of the package that allows you to connect to a windows machine over RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)

I have Ubuntu Netbook with Unity installed, and I do not see the program that allows you to connect to Windows Via RDP, I would like to be able to install this functionality, anyone know what the name ...
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How can I enable the “Share Desktop” feature in Empathy?

What steps do I need to follow if I want to use the Share Desktop feature with another user in Empathy? I've already enabled the Remote Desktop option through System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop ...
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Remote connection on Ubuntu from windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use remote desktop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu? Hi, I have just finish installation of desktop Ubuntu 10.10 on my new machine. Now i want to make ...
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Remote X sessions, how to discover GUI applications?

I've started playing around with remote X sessions and really like it so far as it allows me to use GUI tools to configure my server (sometimes, I just don't feel like editing text files). One thing ...
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Use local button styles during forwarded X11 session over SSH

Is it at all possible to have a forwarded X11 session be styled with something other than the default X button styles? It doesn't even appear to use my server's actual styles seeing as both computers ...
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How can I change the default port of Remote Desktop (VNC)?

Let's say I went to: System > Preferences > Remote Desktop And enable Remote Desktop. Now let's say I have another machine on the network that is also running a VNC server. I want to VNC ...
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How do I set up remote desktop?

I have some user accounts in my Ubuntu 10.04 and I want them to login from all over the world and access their data using Internet and of course I want any of my users to be able to access only their ...
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How to change the screen resolution when using RDesktop?

How to change the screen resolution? I type the command rdesktop "server ip" but the screen does not appear large.
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After connecting through my work's VPN, why can't I access resources using DNS?

I followed the below guide which allows me to access my work's resources via VPN. Following the guide worked perfectly. ...
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Remote Desktop doesn't work after upgrade?

After upgrade Ubundu 10.04 to 10.10, remote desktop doesn't work anymore. I've checked the settings (vino-preferences) and everything is Ok, but I still can't access remotely to the machine! Any ...
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Best way to remote login on a Ubuntu machine from ubuntu/windows and OSX

we have set up a Ubuntu workstation with accounts for all the group members. Nxserver from nomachine seems to be what we need, but it is restricted to 2 users. FreeNx isn't easily installable and ...
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Best VNC client for remote desktop assistance?

Poll on best VNC / remote desktop software for assisting others on Windows/Mac machines from Ubuntu? I've heard good things about TeamViewer and Fog Creek Copilot, but I'm wondering if the included ...
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What free Remote Desktop (server) solutions are there?

I know Ubuntu comes with a "Remote Desktop" option that appears to be a straightforward VNC server, and I'm trying to understand the alternatives. Here are the possibilities I've heard about so far: ...
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Enable Remote Desktop for the whole PC [closed]

How can I set up my PC the Remote Desktop is enabled from the moment it is booted, regardless of who is logged on? Currently, I have to open vino-preferences so I can access my PC from another ...
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How to open a remote session?

Earlier, I was trying to find a way to connect to Ubuntu from Windows 7: http://ubuntu.stackexchange.com/questions/3934/is-it-possible-to-use-remote-desktop-from-windows-7-to-ubuntu-10-04 The ...
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Is it possible to use remote desktop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I installed Ubuntu on a second PC (just to be sure that if I mess something up, I still have my Windows 7 PC). Is there an easy way for me to use ...
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Is there an equivalent to Windows Remote Assistance/iChat screen sharing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote Desktop similar to Teamviewer? I'm used to being able to help my parents through iChat screen sharing on OS X and Remote Assistance on Windows. Is there something ...
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What is the best remote desktop tool to connect to Windows from Ubuntu?

I've used rdesktop in the past. Is there something better?
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How to set up a headless server?

I have a ubuntu development server at work. It is an old rack server that is located somewhere in the company's dungeon, where nobody ever goes. The only way it can work is as a so-called headless ...