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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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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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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Remote desktop setup on Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in Eucalyptus cloud environment . Now I'd like to setup remote desktop connection from Windows Laptop to linux (Ubuntu 15.04). What is a best solution for that ? I tried ...
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Getting system to boot in headless mode set-up without display problems

Previously I had Ubuntu 11.04 and I could boot with no monitor attached. Now I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 with autologin and I've found that is incapable of booting correctly if the monitor isn't ...
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Teamviewer mouse wont open the laucher

I have an issue on which I am unsure of the root cause, as in whether it is an Ubuntu issue or a TeamViewer issue. On my computer I have the launcher set to auto-hide. When connected to it from a ...
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Someone just remotely entered my computer and start googling for things. How?

The intruder started opening windows and in firefox opened the search prompt and start typing in some commands I didn't capture. Then he opened Google and searched for: &fs:ik &del ik &...
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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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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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How to use RDP protocol in Remote Desktop Viewer?

I am using a Natty Live-USB, and the Remote Desktop Viewer application (Applications -> Internet -> Remote Desktop Viewer) only shows SSH & VNC protocols. How can I include RDP in the list, in ...
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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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copy paste between remote sessions remmina

In the past, i have been able to copy and paste text between windows and Linux remote desktop sessions. Now for some reason, I cannot do this. I would like to regain this functionality, how might i do ...
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Can I access my home PC from the office with SSH?

I want to use my home pc at my office, without literally taking it to my office. I would like to have a simpler solution than TeamViewer, cause I'm usually using Live distros at my work place, so SSH ...
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Packages to run Firefox window on a server?

I installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 and to test something I want to use firefox on the machine remotely with: firefox -no-remote When I try it I get back Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-...
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How do I secure vnc/desktop sharing? [duplicate]

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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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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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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Detect teamviewer session start and kill it after X minutes

I have an application that's running on an Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 using xsession and xorg with google-chrome. I've installed teamviewer 10 on the machine so if they have internet connection they can ...
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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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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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xrdp tab does not work [duplicate]

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 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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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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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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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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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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Remote Desktop for Ubuntu Server requires installing the desktop distro?

Since I am new to Ubuntu, and as the GUI makes finding and installing applications a snap (at least for me), I was checking if there's a remote desktop feature for Ubuntu Server and I found out this......
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How to uninstall Real VNC in Ubuntu 14.04

Well the title almost says it all, I installed Real VNC. First I downloaded the generic installer 5.2.3 64-bit from here: Then I used tar -xvf VNC-5.2.3-Linux-x64-ANY.tar.gz to unpack and with ...
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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 https://bugs....
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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 setup NX server and client?

I installed NX server on my desktop and able to run it successfully following this tutorial: http://michigantelephone.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/how-to-install-nx-server-and-client-under-ubuntukubuntu-...
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How to make X.org listen tcp port to remote connections? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit desktop. After install system X server run with -nolisten tcp option: 922 tty7 Ssl+ 0:05 \_ /usr/bin/X -core :0 -seat seat0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp ...
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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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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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How to access a RUNNING remote desktop

here is my problem: I have been working the whole day (on my office computer running Ubuntu) on a text document using a text editor (kile) when I came back home, I tried to copy the (newer) version ...
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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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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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Controlling a remote Linux machine with dual monitors

I have a remote Linux VM that runs Ubuntu 12.04. I currently use NX to connect to the remote machine and work on it in a GUI environment. On my host computer, I have 2 monitors of different sizes (22" ...
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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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No desktop showing in Ubuntu 13.04 via VNC on a VPS [closed]

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 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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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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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 can ...
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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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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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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 Ubuntu....
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Remote desktop connection color not proper

I am using lubutu 13.10.I have installed remima in it.When i connect to remote connection which is windows server 2008 the display is not proper.It has different colour some weird colours.I have ...
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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