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 secure vnc/desktop sharing?

I have a bunch of laptops I need to set up for our support dept and I need to be able to access/monitor them at all times. The laptops run ubuntu 11.10 gnome shell 3.2 and all have the desktop sharing ...
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Empathy Audio Call, Video Call, Desktop Sharing and File Sending not working

When trying to make a Video or Audio Call from a Gmail account to another Gmail account it throws a window error with the following output: There was an error starting the call I have the Gmail ...
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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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What is the alternative for Teamviewer?

Is there any Ubuntu alternative for team-viewer software for Windows?
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how to remote desktop into server gui without logging into the console beforehand

ok so I want to use something like VNC or RDP to connect to my Ubuntu 12.04 14.04 LTS server after it has booted up and is displaying a login prompt without having to go to the console and actually ...
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Is there an RDP client that can work with a dual monitor setup?

I have a Windows Hyper-V Server setup. On the Hyper-V Server we have Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit installed. On Ubuntu it comes with Remmina RDP client by default. I like the default RDP client, however I ...
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XRDP screen size is tiny

I am using Windows7 remote desktop connection. The 'Display' settings for RDC are set to [1920x1080]. When remote desktoping into my Ubuntu Server 12.04, I get a 1920x1080 window. However, the actual ...
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How to disable Remmina Remote Desktop automatic shortcuts?

I noticed that Remmina Remote Desktop comes installed by default in 12.04. This is great because I have used it in the past and really enjoy it. Anyways, there is a little problem. When I am doing ...
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How to set up vnc server?

I want to set up a vncserver on my machine. I need each remote user to start separate session - so they see the login screen after connecting, log in, and so on - without interrupting another users. ...
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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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Desktop sharing options for Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity

I would like to be able to access my office Ubuntu 12.04 machine from home, from a Mac Mini with Mac OSX. I have a VPN and I am able to access my office machine over SSH, so connectivity is not a ...
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Do I really need desktop sharing for one PC?

I am running ubuntu 11.10. I saw this thing about desktop sharing and saw what it was. I also read that it takes up a lot of the PC's speed. I am only on this computer and that is all I have. Do I ...
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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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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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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 to remote into windows 7 through virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04 from outside the network

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed with virtualbox 4.1.12. I have a windows 7 professional 32-bit virtualmachine with a bridged network adapter inside virtualbox. I've given a static ip to this machine ...
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Get Ubuntu Anywhere? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up remote desktop? I want to be able to remote to my Ubuntu desktop from anywhere, but securely. Windows, of course, has all kinds of free programs that I ...
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Set desktop default to Unity 2D remotely?

Is there a way that I can set the default desktop to Unity 2D without logging out? I need to achieve this remotely as I don't have direct access to the computer.
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Using windows exported “.rdp” file from Ubuntu

I got this ".rdp" remoteAPP file from work which enables me to run a specific application from the terminal server, I can open it easily using windows with a double click, are there any ways to open ...
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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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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 can I start an Xvnc server at boot?

I used to have a Xvnc server that was running at boot on my Ubuntu 9.04 OS and I would like to do the same with 11.10. The procedure I followed at the time was this one. There was some configuration ...
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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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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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How to start a new Xsession for SSH forwarding?

I want to forward an Xsession over ssh to another system, but I get this error: Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0 If this server is no longer running, remove ...
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Remotely Connecting to a Raring Ringtail Desktop from Windows 8

I have an Ubuntu(13.04) computer on my home network and frequently want to access it remotely from my Windows 8 PC (Like an RDP session on 2 Windows PCs). I have found a few solutions, but many are ...
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Installing VNC with resumable sessions

I'm coming from Fedora, where there's a useful package called "vnc-ltsp-config", which installs VNC so that it functions just like a normal Gnome desktop (i.e. it provides a login prompt, and then ...
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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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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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X opens local firefox instead of distant one

I usually use vinagre or vncviewer to work from home, but since my screen size is not the same on both computers (Ubuntu on laptop, Fedora in the office) it's not comfortable at all. I'm currently ...
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Remote desktop from Windows to Lubuntu

Is there a way to remote connect (via windows remote desktop) to my Ubuntu server which has the Lubuntu Desktop, just like is possible with Unity?
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Remote desktop for multiple users

This is an old question. Is there something like remote desktop but have multiple users logging into their own desktop? Well as at home windows xp remote desktop.
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How to enable true remote login

I don't quite know how these things are called, so a search did not product any help. I've got two computers, a desktop and a netbook. The netbook is really weak, and there's hardly any fun doing ...
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Recommended desktop sharing setup on same network segment

I have a few headless ubuntu machines networked to a single switch running on the same network segment. I have a main machine running ubuntu with a monitor and i want to access to other machines. ...
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Display issue on remote machine using GDM X11

I am remotely logging into an Ubuntu machine through SSH(MobaXterm) using Gnome desktop remote environment from my Windows PC. I am having trouble with one of our video applications in displaying ...
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How do I remote desktop to Linux (Ubuntu) from Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use remote desktop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu? I see folks have asked how to remote desktop from Ubuntu to Windows, but not vice versa. How can I remote ...
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How to cut and paste from Remote Desktop Viewer [closed]

I use rdesktop to access a Windows XP box at work, and I use "Remote Desktop Viewer" to access a Mac OS X box with vnc. Cut and paste works ok from rdesktop, although occasionally I have to kill and ...
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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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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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No desktop showing in Ubuntu 13.04 via VNC on a VPS

I have a VPS on which till now I've been using ubuntu 11.04 ... This OS is very outdated now, so I decided to give 13.04 a shot ... So I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my VPS ... After ...
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Is it possible to connect to already running session on Xubuntu 12.04 machine?

Previously I was connecting to my Xubuntu machine1 by running on it VNC server first and then using VNC client on machine2 to connect to machine1. The problem is that i had to login anew to my ...
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Remote desktop to Ubuntu has wrong keyboard mapping

I am connecting to a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 via remote desktop (after installing xrdp). Everything seems to work fine except that the keyboard mapping is for US rather than UK. I have looked at ...
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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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VNC Alternative

Is there an alternative to VNC available which is on par with the features in Windows Remote Desktop? No configuration except possible switching it on. Authentication should be done just like a ...
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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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By default does RDesktop use any encryption?

When you use RDesktop to remote into another computer, is it traveling over the internet unencrypted? How secure is RDesktop, or should another application be used? Thanks
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Desktop sharing - which port to forward?

I'm trying to share my desktop with the integrated tool Desktop Sharing Is there ports to forward on the router, and which ones ?
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Remotely access and use Windows machines

I want to try and use Windows machines from an Ubuntu instance, what are my options to achieve it? How do I set either Ubuntu and Windows to allow remote desktop?
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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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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