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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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Remote desktop from Windows Mobile to Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm wondering is there a any possibility, to share remote desktop from Windows Mobile Pocket PC device. Like ActiveSync Remote Display, from MS Windows Mobile Developer Power ...
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Remote desktop doesn't works after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I worked for many years with ubuntu nas server. Now last week I updated my server from 13:10 to 14:04. That in itself went well except Remote Desktop. The server is in the attic and I control 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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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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Blank desktop when logging in via xrdp

I am trying to access Ubuntu 11.10 using Remote Desktop from a Win 7 machine. I installed xrdp. I launch the Windows remote desktop client and login in. I then get prompted for the user name and ...
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Ubuntu remote desktop

I want to remote control my ubuntu from another ubuntu. I need to have audio support and fast connection with the ability of issuing shortcut keys and clipboard copy and language switching. What I ...
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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 ...
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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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Need Remmina desktop older version 0.9.99.1

Remmina was working fine with 0.9.99.1 untill I did experiment with new ppa and updated to 1.x version. Now I am not able to use clipboard and shared folder. I added ppa from ...
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multiuser desktop sharing between windows and ubuntu

I was trying to use a software installed on windows using remote desktop client remmina in ubuntu, is this possible that i can use that software from ubuntu and other user can also use that software ...
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FreeNX and NX broken in 14.04 - black screen on login

I updated from 12.02 to 14.04 LTS. I had been using FreeNX to login from my Windows desktop machine, but now it appears Ubuntu isn't playing nicely with FreeNX anymore. This appears to be the case ...
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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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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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Gateway Server in rdesktop

I know that Microsoft servers follow RDP 6.x and that somehow Remmina doesn't seem to support this. Is there a Remote Desktop Client around that will support TS connections?
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Multi monitor remote desktop to Ubuntu

Is there some way or remote desktop solution (paid OR free) that I can use to remote from one Linux PC to another with multi-monitor support? In other words, Computer A and Computer B both run ...
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Keys not correctly mapping into RDP session

New Ubuntu user here. I Loaded 14.04 LTS to use as an RDP box using Remmina. An ap on the Windows Terminal Server uses the Ctrl key as Execute. Somewhere along the way, that key is getting ...
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Black Screen When Using NoMachine (Server is using FreeNX) Failed Gnome Session?

I was following instructions from here: http://www.drivard.com/2012/06/installation-freenx-server-ubuntu-12-04-lts-precise/ I installed FreeNX on my server (Ubuntu 14.04). I am able to remotely ssh ...
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Server disk encrpytion prevents connection after SSH remote reboot

newbie here. I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on an old machine for a home server project using a static IP address. Running OpenSSH server on it enables me to connect remotely from my Windows7 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - on the fly change operating system language while remotely support required

In Windows 8.1, OSX 10.9.4 and all other OS we cant do on the fly change operating system languages. We have purchased hardware from Japan, China, India etc etc for Europe, where organisation only ...
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Share Desktop via Web Browser

I need to share my Desktop with users that don't use Linux. I'm looking for a tool where users can hit a URL in their browser and view my desktop, like join.me for Windows. I tried running join.me ...
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How to configure a password for LightDM VNC connection

I have ubuntu 14.04, and am using lightdm. I want to login to the machine from another (windows) computer using VNC. By using the following /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf I get a VNC server, but when I try ...
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How can I setup a remote desktop connection?

My desktop is more powerful than my laptop, and thus I would like to be able to remotely use my desktop from another computer. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on the laptop and mint 17 on the desktop. Better ...
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XRDP and low resolution

I installed and configured xrdp but when try to connect the resolution is very low. Can you help me? Thanks
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VNC Server Questions and Advice

I'm looking at which VNC server (and possible viewer) would be best for my needs. I've ruled out vino and x11server but there is also TightVNC, TigerVNC, TurboVNC, Xvnc and vnc4server to just name a ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04: How to keep the state in remote desktop sessions?

I need to prepare an Ubuntu server for concurrent use for 5 users. The idea is using this server from Windows 7/8 clients remotely, through "Remote Desktop"-like applications. At this moment I have ...
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Different desktops for a single user in remote desktop log-in to Ubuntu server

I am accessing a Ubuntu server (12.04.5 LTS) from two different computers by remote desktop log-in. One has Windows 7 OS and other has Windows 8. When I log-in into our server through "Remote Desktop ...
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RDP Client for Ubuntu with Proxy

I'm new to Linux as well as to this forum ;) I'm currently running a Ubuntu/Win7 Dual boot on my laptop and I still have a pure Win8.1 machine which I'd like to access via RDP from my Ubuntu system. I ...
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Pressing 'D' shows the desktop, how to disable?

How do I stop D from showing the Desktop? When I RDP (xrdp) or VNC (built-in or x11vnc, client-side UltraVNC), pressing 'D' shows the desktop. Please tell me how to remove this binding.
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Change default port for remote desktop sharing 12.04 LTS

Basically I want to be able to access different computers remotely (all on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) that are on the same wireless network. I've gotten this to work for one computer by forwarding port 5900 on ...
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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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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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NoMachine NX Client V4 and Lightdm

I am trying to connect from an Ubuntu 13.10 laptop with Nomachine nx V4 to an Ubuntu 12.04 system with Nomachine nx V3.5 I can successfully connect to the machine, but if I try to connect to the ...
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Remote Desktop to main screen

I run a 14.04 Ubuntu machine connected over hdmi to my television. On that machine i do run VLC, which starts automaticly. For controlling vlc I have "VLC Remote" on my android devices. Now an then, ...
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Setting a dual monitor headless X Server for VNC

I would like to run Linux headless over VNC. This is easy. However, I would like to use dual monitors. My goals: Support each monitor at its native resolution (2560x1920, 1600x1080) My VNC client ...
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Share only single screen with someone

So when I was on windows and working with a colleague I used to use Webex and would share my desktop, I could lock it down to showing only a single monitor - I can't find a equivalent on Ubuntu and ...
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Teamviewer not remembering Teamviewer account

I'm using Teamviewer for my remote desktop needs. On any Linux version of teamviewer, it uses Wine as a compatibility back-end (presumably so the dev's don't have to support another OS). It works ...
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How to run Mathematica on remote server

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have connected to a remote server using SSH. I would like to run Mathematica 8 which is installed on the server. When I type mathematica in the terminal, it says Can't open ...
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Remote Desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows 7 black screen

I am experiencing problem when connecting to remote desktop from my Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows 7. Previously I had no issues connecting to my computers (one Win7 on desktop and other Vista laptop). ...
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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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What happens when I try to run firefox on a remote server from my local machine

I am connecting to a remote server through putty. whereis firefox shows that Firefox is installed on the remote machine. Now, I want to know what is going to happen when I run firefox. Normally, if ...
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how to remotely control Ubuntu 14.04 via SSH

I have (indirect) SSH access to the machine and a user is currently logged in physically. I want to get access to the physical screen. How? There are many related question, but none really help me: ...
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ubuntu server performance very slow while connecting with vnc viewer

We have IBM X31000 server and using Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 os. the server performance going very slow while connecting with VNC viewer or other remote desktop application. Please help us how to resolve ...
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Status of rdp session manager sesman fail

I was using xrdp to remotely connect from my Windows laptop to Ubuntu server. It was doing ok but failed after a weekend all out of sudden. I did a >#service xrdp status and it returned: * ...
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There is no desktop wallpaper at start up

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04. A black screen and my desktop icons are there at start up, but not my wallpaper. If I click on the desktop number 1 or 2 the wallpaper appears immediately.
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Is it possible to launch an application on a remote pc using the terminal?

I found myself away from my computer needing to do some quick work that required my accessing my desktop remotely. I normally use teamviewer, but I don't have it load on boot. I can launch it from the ...
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CheckPoint SSL and Ubuntu 14.04

I have the following issue. In our company we use Checkpoint endpoint client. However I started using Ubuntu 14.04 and since there is no client for it I need to log into the SSL Portal. Once I log in ...
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How can I set icons on a desktop accessed via a VNC server

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I have a desktop accessed via virtual desktop with icons set how I like. However, when I start a VNC server and access the desktop via said VNC server, the icons are there but ...
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How to turn off/lock screen when using Vino VNC?

I have a laptop(Acer Aspire v3-472g) with a working Vino VNC server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. My problem is that when I connect with a VNC client, people near my laptop can see what I am doing. I ...
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How to work remotely on Windows 8 from Ubuntu 10.04

How can I work remotely on Windows 8 machine from my Ubuntu 10.04 PC? Is there any guide how to set up remote desktop and VNC this way? (I don't want to use TeamViewer).