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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How do I set up xrdp session that reuses an existing session?

I have been trying to set up a RDP terminal server on precise using xrdp and have been having significant trouble getting a working configuration. When a user logs on, I need it to connect to that ...
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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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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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Can I tap my notebook to a powerful stationary computer's CPU / GPU / RAM resources example via LAN?

THE GENESIS Currently I have a little experience with NoMachine, a great tool for cross-OS remote desktop, however this program has problems with H264 support while the codecs are actually working on ...
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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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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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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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Use xrdp to connect to desktop session

I use Ubuntu on my desktop. When I am away from my desktop, I would like to access the session using my Windows 7 laptop. Currently, I am using xrdp to connect, but it starts up a remote session. Is ...
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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 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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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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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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what is Remmina's “remoteFX” secret to running ANY sort of application remotely?

I am attempting to run an openGL application from a remote pc. Both pc's are on intranet (so GBit connection) and both are running ubuntu 13.04. If I share the desktop of the pc running this openGL ...
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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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How to connect to Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication Required

I want to connect via remote desktop to a Windows Server 2008 R2. On the Windows server's remote desktop connection properties, it is set to "safer". Specifically, the selected option is "Allow ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop (beta)

Chrome just launched the Chrome Remote Desktop (beta) for linux. The instructions are provided here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1649523?hl=en I don't understand this part: Find the ...
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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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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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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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remote desktop connection to access Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8

When I tried to connect Ubuntu 14.04 form Windows-8. Every went fine and I have logged into xrdp, which showed that I have successfully connected. But after that I am getting blank screen. I tried ...
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how to start LXDE session automatically after tightvncserver starts to make me able see desktop when connecting to the host via vncclient?

I have system which is equipped with Intel Celeron processor 1.1 GHz s370 with 384 Mb of RAM on Intel d815egew motherboard which supports wake-on-lan function. I want to use such a PC for Internet ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14 Server and Xrdp

I am trying to get XRDP working with the latest Ubuntu 14 server. However, after my rdp client logs in all I get is a grey screen with an X in the middle. This is the error from my .xsession-errors ...
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Teamviewer not working (no connection)

I installed teamviewer on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I downloaded from the Teamviewer homepage the 32-bit version and run: sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_linux.deb I usually use this machine directly (not ...
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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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Failed to load session "ubuntu-2d

I tried remotely connecting to Ubuntu 12.04 from windows 7 using remote desktop manager. After installing xrdp, I was able to login but was not able to see any icon on my Ubuntu Desktop. Even the ...
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Vino claims it's running when it's not

I'm trying to start vino on an Ubuntu 14.04 box from the command line, but vino claims it's already running: $ ps auxww | grep vino myusername 17566 0.0 0.0 15940 920 pts/42 S+ 19:04 0:00 ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Sharing (VNC) encryptiom / auth problem

I know this has been discussed, but I can not find a permanent fix. I enabled desktop sharing, unchecked "manually approve every access", set a password, and I'm trying from the local network, or via ...
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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 ...