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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telnet: Name or service not known

When I accessed a remote host using telnet I got an error like this: root@nani-Inspiron-3520:/home/nani# telnet amsys@192.168.0.4 telnet: could not resolve amsys@192.168.0.4/telnet: Name or service ...
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Broken desktop when using xrdp

Currently, I have xrdp installed, with the following in the .xsession file: gnome-session --session=ubuntu-2d When I attempt to access the machine via remote desktop from windows, I am able to ...
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How to start remote desktop service in Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm only able to remotely connect to my Ubuntu box after it's logged in using VNC Viewer on my Windows box. How do I setup ubuntu so that it starts the remote desktop service at boot up?
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12.04 desktop sharing Black Screen

I know there has to be a simple excuse for this I have however been unable to find it I have used Ubuntu for quite some time and until 12.04 any time I needed VNC access to a Ubuntu Desktop I simply ...
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Remmina remote control: black screen after XBMC exit

I have a HTPC (Quietpc Sidewinder Fanless media pc) running Ubuntu 12.04 and autostarting XBMC Frodo. I'm remote controlling this machine using my laptop also running Ubuntu 12.04 and using Remmina ...
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How can access the Windows desktop from Ubuntu if they are on the same hard drive?

I don't want just a command box, but a separate window that lets me in to Windows. I've seen it before so I know you can. Tried running Remmina but its not letting me connect.
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Remote dekstop connection to virtualized Windows desktop not working

I may be explaining this wrong in the title so I will walk you through my situation here and then put the contents of the .rdp file below. My company uses rdweb hosted on Windows Server 2012 to allow ...
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How can I debug VNC screen repainting issues?

I have what some might consider a trivial use for VNC, but I'd like to get it to work and it's technically interesting to me. My use case is that I'd like sometimes to be able to control my desktop ...
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Desktop.exe in Ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu on my laptop and Desktop. But I need to access another window installed PC/Server using remotedesktop.exe. How can I open remote desktop . exe in Ubuntu for accessing another ...
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How to access login screen on Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows Remotely

I have two computers, one with Windows 8 and one downstairs with Ubuntu 13.04. After a software update i want to access this ubuntu computer from my windows 8 computer over vnc. but it is on the login ...
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Remote Desktop from Windows machine using something other than Unity?

Ubuntu 12.04.3 I have a question regarding a computer I use as a file server on my home network. The hardware is actually an old Asus netbook (don't laugh, it's low power, silent, and has a built in ...
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Connecting to Ubuntu using Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7

I'm trying to connect to a machine with Ubuntu from a different machine running Windows 7 using the Windows Program Remote Desktop Connection. I used the command: sudo apt-get install xrdp which ...
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Remote computing

How can I remote login from an Ubuntu machine via an another Ubuntu machine to get the maximum speed? I tried to use TeamViewer, but it's very slow. VNC also has issues. Please let me know about which ...
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xrdp with Win7Pro Remote Desktop not working

Installed xrdp on ubuntu 12.04 and it's enabled. Logging in from Win7Pro, I get connected but no icons or taskbar show up; only the wallpaper is visible on the Win7 remote computer. Neither the left ...
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THE simplest/easiest possible way to remote into an Ubuntu desktop?

I'm going to set up a new Ubuntu install for my dad. I know there will be times he'll be asking for help, so I need a way to remote into that box (a free solution). What do you guys recommend?
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audio for remote desk-top

I need to look in on what my second grader is watching on YouTube. Vinagre works ok (I know George Orwell would be proud), except I am not getting audio. I am much more interested in getting him to ...
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Possible to install ubuntu on a second hard drive while in windows?

I have an old computer that has no video card and an old ide hard drive. I could put my primary sata hard drive from my main computer in it all setup and ready to go for remote desktoping. Then get on ...
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access Ubuntu remotely from android?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and using Android 4.1 Version based device.I'd like to access my Ubuntu from my Android device through remote access. I have already tried several apps from store and I ...
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Remote Desktop Connection

I'm attempting to connect using Windows Remote Desktop Connection. Can I make Remote Desktop Connection from other machines to Ubuntu 12.04 workstation?
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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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VNCviewer tunneling command failed

command: vncviewer -via 192.168.x.x@administrator localhost:0 ssh: connect to host administrator port 22: No route to host vncviewer: Tunneling command failed: /usr/bin/ssh -f -L 5599:localhost:5900 ...
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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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VNC Unity Side/Top Bars missing

While I know related questions have been asked before, I have not found a satisfactory answer, especially not for versions of Unity >= 13.04. When logging in remotely through VNC, Unity side/top bar ...
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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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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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Screen gets minimized by letter d .?

I setup remote desktop connection on my intranet between two computers one running Ubuntu 13.04 and the other windows 8 pro. I set it up so i can access and use Ubuntu with RDC from win 8. All is ...
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Tunneled XVNC connection to Ubuntu 13.04 from Windows 7 client — painfully slow!

I recently upgraded to UBUNTU 13.04. Prior to the upgrade I was effectively using xrdp to access my unity 2d (gnome-fallback-session) desktop from my windows 7 client. With the upgrade my ...
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Screen Sharing Behind Firewall

I've setup my brother's computer with Ubuntu. I would like to be able to control his screen with his permission, to configure and instruct him when needed. However, he is on a provide IP provided by ...
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VNC on UBUNTU 13.04 - not showing full desktop

i am trying to use vnc on ubuntu 13.04 but I am unable to get full desktop. SO far what I have got is a error message that says "Failed to load session ubuntu-2d", or a blank screen or a desktop ...
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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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xrdp to Ubuntu loads different session

When I use my PC A to log into remote desktop of the server, which runs Ubuntu, run some program (say MATLAB), close the connection and re-log into the server, the MATLAB still runs. However, if 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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Cron job bash script to restart desktop sharing?

I'm having trouble with desktop sharing crashing while during remote sessions. Is there a way to set cron to check and restart, if necessary, the desktop sharing application with a bash script?
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How to create a remote desktop connection between two Ubuntu PCs

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a server on a PC, but I am unable to connect via remote desktop from my another Ubuntu PC. Can you help me? Thanks.
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Remote desktop connection similar to Windows XP [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my home PC. How do I connect to my employer's network via remote desktop like I used to do when I ran XP?
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How to install vnc server so I can have complete control on my Ubuntu Server?

I installed ubuntu server 12.04. I installed gnome desktop on that (GUI essential for my purpose). Now I want to control the server remotely. I tried following things and not very successful : ...
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How to turn on ubuntu pc with remote desktop

Can i turn on, logout, login one ubuntu pc from another ubuntu pc through remote desktop. I have also try remote desktop but i can only when pc is turn on.
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How to get touch screen gestures?

I have an android tablet that i use to remote control my ubuntu 13.04 netbook, the program i use is team viewer. you ca only control the mouse and it is pretty rubbish like that. Can i get some ...
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Remote Desktop from a ubuntu 13.04 to an Ubuntu 13.04 machine so the user on the second machine can see my movments

I would like to remote desktop/VPN from an Ubuntu 13.04 computer (a) to an Ubuntu 13.04 computer(b) so the user(s) on the second machine can see my movements. I would like something a lot like ...
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Connecting through Remmina to X11VNC Server

This puzzles me: I'm trying to connect through Remmina Remote Desktop Client to a X11vnc is a remote desktop server. Both computers are running Linux, are online through a standard home DSL ...
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Windows & Lubuntu Remote Desktop Issues

I am new to Linux and I have an issue I have installed Lubuntu which I plan to use as a headless server so I need to be able to remote desktop into it however after installing sudo apt-get install ...
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Is there any way I can have two users on my system playing games simultaneously?

I have a fairly powerful desktop computer where I can run two instances of a game (one natively and one in a win7-64 bit virtualbox). I was wondering if I there was any way to connect a laptop to my ...
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Screen Resolution issue on Ubuntu 13.04 installed under Virtualbox

I have Host OS -Windows-7 and Guest OS -Ubuntu 13.04. Problem is when I open any web-page in browser e.g firefox, I can't see the bottom of web-page. I'm facing same issue with Remote Desktop ...
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remote desktop & launcher (.exe)

1) What are clear steps for being able to remote into my Ubuntu box from my Windows 7 box? 2) Is there a way to have a .exe be attached to my left-hand launch bar?
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How to connect to existing X session without unlocking physical display?

I usually leave many programs running on my workstation and sometimes I need to use it remotely. So I need to connect to existing X session, while keeping physical display (workstation's monitor) ...
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How do I remote to my desktop? [duplicate]

I am wondering how I remote into my ubuntu machine from a Windows Machine that is on a different network?
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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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Redirecting a locally mounted Windows SMB share (CIFS) to a Windows Terminal Server session

I have been living in the linux world only 2 months so far and have hit a problem with the above mentioned task, now explained in more detail: Our company has 2 Windows Terminal Servers to which the ...
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Windows to Ubuntu via rdp: mounting local drives?

As some of you may know, RDP in Windows allows the client to make its drives available to the host or target machine. I have done that with no problems in the case of Windows-Windows and Linux-Windows ...
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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 ...