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Remote Desktop (Vino-Server) connects but display doesn't work?

Ubuntu comes default with vino-server, I can remote into my machine, and connect to it, however, the display inside my remote client, is a mirror of my own desktop. I tried using one monitor, ...
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Bio-Linux: How to select an OS for remote desktop in dual boot environment? [closed]

I have a system dual-booting Windows 7 Pro and Bio-Linux ("Bio-Linux provides more than 500 bioinformatics programs on an Ubuntu Linux 10.04 base" 10.04 is LTS, supported until April 2013). I have ...
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Direct X-forwarding

I'm struggling to set up X-forwarding between 2 different machines on my local network and my ubuntu desktop. I'm able to connect using ssh x-forwarding one one machine, but the other machine (a Qnap ...
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Step by step copy paste tutorial for configuring VNC/RDP without a reboot

I have an existing ssh connection between my computer (A:12.04) and a remote computer (B:10.04) (from A I just type ssh B). I have root access on both. Both use ubuntu desktop edition. I am struggling ...
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How can I change the port of Remote Desktop?

How can I change the port of Ubuntu's built in Remote Desktop?
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How do I remotely control another Ubuntu desktop from Ubuntu?

How do I remotely control another desktop (both are Ubuntu 12.04) from my client machine? Is it possible to use Remmina Remote Desktop Client?
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Why won't Remmina connect to Windows 7 Remote Desktop?

I'm using Ubuntu and I'm trying to connect to another machine in a different network using remote desktop. In Windows7 I have made the following in order to activate remote desktop: I've gone to ...
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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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Can I use another computer as a second monitor? [duplicate]

Is there a way to extend my desktop's screen onto my laptop's display, as if the laptop was just another monitor in a dual-monitor configuration? Maybe with some combination of VNC and Synergy?
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How do I get around administrator priviliges are required for this task when installing real vnc?

When I try to install real VNC and enter in the registration code I get administrator privileges are required for this task. How do I get around this? I am the only user on the computer and already ...
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Connection to host xxx.xxx.xxx.xx was closed Ubuntu 11.10 to Mac

I am trying to do a remote desktop connection to a Mac using the remote desktop viewer in Ubuntu 11.10 with the VCN protocol. I get to the password prompt enter my password then I get the error that ...
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Send current workspace to another computer?

I have a desktop and laptop, both running Ubuntu 12.04. Frequently when working, I will need to move from the desktop to the laptop and go on the road. Is there any way possible that on the desktop, i ...
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How can I clear history and settings for the Remote Desktop Viewer (Vinagre)?

How do I clear all the settings for Vinagre to take it back to a brand-new, virgin state? I accidentally typed a connection in wrong and I cannot figure out how to delete it. Also some of my ...
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Connecting to Ubuntu box

I am trying to remote desktop from one Ubuntu machine to another. I can ssh from client to server successfully. On the server machine I set up everything that is mentioned in the guides (Remote ...
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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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Accidentally accepted unknown IP to Desktop Sharing

I was using Desktop Sharing on 12.04 for some days, and there were a lot of connect requests from unknown IPs. One of the connect requests I accidentally agreed to because I mixed up the ...
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How to install TeamViewer?

How can I install TeamViewer in Ubuntu?
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Copy and execute file via rdesktop

I successfully conntected to a windows machine in LAN via grdesktop. Now I would like to have a script which copies a *.bat file and executes it on the windows machine via rdesktop. Any suggestions? ...
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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 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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Lubuntu and remote desktop

I have a SSH address that I connect through command line, but I would like to have a GUI option to make my work easier. So is it possible to connect through ssh using remote desktop on Lubuntu 11.10? ...
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How to setup Remote desktop sharing?

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and I want to know how can I access another one of my friends system using Ubuntu 11.04 over remote desktop.I have installed openssh-server,Now what will be the next step to ...
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Can an Android phone control Ubuntu like a remote?

I am looking at making a budget media centre. I am new to Linux and have not yet installed it but think I can manage. I want to use Ubuntu and would like to use my Android phones to control or work as ...
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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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What is the alternative for Teamviewer?

Is there any Ubuntu alternative for team-viewer software for Windows?
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How can I access one desktop session from another on the same machine?

I want to run a desktop session as user A, and from that session access a different desktop session as user B. This way I can test, screencast or share my screen from session B, while having access to ...
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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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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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remote desktop only works locally

here's my problem, I want to be able to remote control my grandparents computer in order to help them without having to drive 20 minutes to get there. however I can only connect to their machine when ...
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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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How to connect to a virtual server using TightVNC from a Windows XP machine?

Our client from a different country provided us a VPN connection which we connect through Sonicwall net-extender. I am using Windows XP 32-bit. After that I use putty to connect to the client's ...
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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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VNC clients with Snow Leopard support

I am looking for a good VNC client to use with Snow Leopard. Vinagre works, but is not flexible, and thus slow. I tried a couple other ones, but they failed to connect. (Incompatible protocol or ...
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How to save Remote Desktop Connection (vinagre) names for Ubuntu?

Remote Desktop Client comes already installed in Ubuntu 11.10 (named as vinagre). It's a nice and one stop application for accessing remote machines using SSH, VNC, RDP (typically to windows ...
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Log of people/ip's who connected to my machine through remote desktop

My network has a static IP. And I could see some un-intended user tried to access my machine through Remote Desktop. Where can I see the log of the same? Using Ubuntu 10.04
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How to connect two PCs with nomachine? What goes where?

I I have two PC, both running Ubuntu 11.10. They are running on the same LAN, both are connected via wireless. I usually connect them with the default running Remote desktop Viewer on PC1 and Desktop ...
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Open desktop via LAN

I have a desktop and a laptop both with Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS) on board. I installed OpenSSH server on desktop and now I'm able to connect to this from my laptop (also running Ubuntu) by typing ...
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Is there an equivalent of RDP?

The "Desktop Sharing" settings that come installed by default seem to use VNC. VNC is a bit of a bandwidth hog, can only work at the resolution of whatever screen is attached to the host, and mirrors ...
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Remote access my desktop through router

How can I remote access my computer desktop that is behind a router with my Android Tablet?
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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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Mathematica doesn't open over FreeNX

I followed the great advice given to me earlier, and installed a FreeNX server on my office computer (Fedora) and NoMachine's client on my laptop (Ubuntu 11.10). This indeed works great, accept for ...
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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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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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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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Setting up Remote Access over a home network?

So I have two computers; one desktop and one laptop. Both of these computers are running Ubuntu 11.10, and both are connected to the same wireless network. What I want to do is set things up to where ...
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Working with remote dekstop?

I am running a Ubuntu 11.10 virtual machine under KVM hypervisor, bridged and connected to the local network. I installed VNCServer in the virtual machine and tried remote desktop, What happens is ...
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How can I enable remote control/desktop sharing on lubuntu

What do I need to do to enable desktop sharing on (lubuntu) I want to control it from Ubuntu 11.10, if possible to also do it from a Windows pc would be great. But not if it uses more load or might ...
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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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Remote desktop view (krfb / vnc) not updating on client

I am having a weird problem when running krfb (KDE remote desktop sharing). I can see the initial snapshot of the remote desktop after connecting, I can manipulate windows on the remote desktop with ...
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desktop sharing on ubuntu

I am searching for a desktop sharing solution on ubuntu that has the same features as remote desktop on windows. I tried a VNC, FreeNX XRDP, remote X but none of them fulfils my requirements which are ...