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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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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Desktop Sharing not working when upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10

Just upgraded (reinstalled, because upgrading messed up my whole system) from 11.04 to 11.10 and Desktop sharing simply doesn't work anymore. Under the Desktop Sharing Preferences I enabled the ...
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Remote Desktop Viewer can't connect to “found” computers [closed]

I use Remote Desktop Viewer to connect from my Laptop (Ubuntu 11.04) to my PC (Ubuntu 10.04). But I can only connect if I type the PC's address directly. If I use the Find option (UPnP?), to search ...
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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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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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Cant Remote Desktop To Server

I am trying to vnc into my server. On my actual server, when I type startx, it boots into gnome. It is at this point that my server will allow me to remote desktop into it. My problem is right now my ...
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Remote desktop from Mac to Ubuntu without logging in first?

this has been asked before but I dont see a response just yet. I was wondering if there is a way to remote desktop from my mac to Ubuntu 11.04 without logging in first? My ubuntu is set up as my media ...
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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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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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limit / disable VNC display updates

I am using the stock "Remote Desktop" VNC server in Ubuntu. Ubuntu is on a 2nd machine, and my primary machine is a 3-monitor Windows 7 setup. I can VNC into Ubuntu, however I would like to disable ...
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What is the easiest way to do multi party video conferencing

Whats the best way to: create a video conference that can handle at least 4 people. stream your desktop to be viewed by multiple people in the conference.
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How can i use Opera web browser as remote access application?

My Ubuntu 11.04 has Opera web browser. And Behind complex NAT i have another PC with Ubuntu 11.04. In that PC i saw Skype works. Now PC1 would like to connect PC2. Without using ...
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Sharing desktop with OSX in LAN [closed]

I'd like to share Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop to my OSX computer in the LAN. What options there are? I have been using VNC in the past, but I was wondering could I open X server connection directly from OSX? ...
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How do I use UltraVNC?

I'd like to be able to upload files like a Windows version of VNC's. How can I upload files using VNC? I have tried tigerVNC, default VNC, but with none can I do that.
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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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Can't connect to remote desktop from Windows

I'm having trouble with the remote desktop server that comes with Ubuntu. I've changed to settings to "allow other users to view" and "allow other users to control" and I set "require users to enter ...
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Run the same browser on two different desktop instances?

With my two-video-card setup I'm currently forced to run two non-Xinerama desktops side-by-side, each with their own gnome-panels. (When I move my mouse off the edge of one, input focus changes to the ...
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How can I setup NoMachines on my Linux Vps

We'll, I basically just wanna connect to my Linux Vps via a GUI and I'v done some research on the following and I think NoMachines can get this done, However I'v Installed the Windows Client of ...
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Change remote desktop permissions from the command line (remotely?)

I can ssh into my desktop at work and work at the command line, but I would like to use a remote desktop protocol to check on some of the programs that I left open and running. I have not set up ...
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Can you set the defaul remote desktop app to let your computer be viewed off your network?

The remote desktop app when enabled doesn't work with computers outside your network. Can you set it to let you do such? If so how? Is there a separate app that will let me do such a thing? ...
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Virtualbox firewall issue?

I have followed this tutorial http://ubuntuguide.net/enable-remote-desktop-in-virtual-machinevirtualbox-guest and still cannot remote into the Windows XP desktop I have installed, it tries to connect ...
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Remote Desktop service in Ubuntu One [closed]

It would be great if Ubuntu One will start provide easy to use remote helper service like TeamViewer. New Ubuntu users often need help of more experienced users and such just-provide-me-id-and-pass ...
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Installing Tomcat and more on a remote virtual machine [closed]

My university has setup an account for me on a Virtual Machine running Ubuntu. I am able to connect to the machine using WinSCP with the SSH address of the server provided to me. Now I would like ...
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How to remotely enable connecting to the main desktop

First let me state my problem I need to be able to remotely log into the main desktop. By main I mean this. I have VNC and NX setup. If I'm locally logged in I can then remotely connect to that ...
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Headless machine: Increase Remote Desktop resolution

I have a headless Ubuntu machine that I connect to with a combination of ssh and vnc. When I've got a monitor attached (which is rare), the vnc connection is the full resolution of the attached ...
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Installing Ubuntu Again

I installed ubuntu last week on my computer. The way I did it was creating a partition on my HDD and then I used the windows installation of ubuntu to installed there. After I did it, I restart my ...
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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 to enable remote desktop from remote?

Most of the times after installing ubuntu, we forget to enable Remote Desktop. How ever we have installed ssh in all the ubuntu systems. Is it possible to enable Remote Desktop remotely? It will be ...
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How to access Ubuntu desktop from a Windows system?

When using Terminal Server Client, it is possible to access the Windows desktop (remote desktop), from an Ubuntu PC. Is the reverse possible? What is the Windows XP application used to connect to ...
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How do I remotely connect to a windows XP virtual machine

I'm running Windows XP on a virtual machine (Orace VirtualBox 4.0.8) on a home server and I want to be able to connect to it from outside the network. I have the domain thanks to dyndns.com which ...
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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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Secure Remote Access To Machine?

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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Desktop sharing outside Empathy

Between Empathy contacts, Ubuntu desktops can be shared, how can it be done outside of Empathy? What applications and packages are involved? Note, I actually do not have any experience in sharing ...
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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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Need a remote desktop to a headless server without logging in first

I've been using Linux for many years now but only to run servers. Over the last few days I've been struggling with a technical / configuration issue which I hope someone can help with. I've installed ...
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How to control Ubuntu via VNC viewer from Win 7? [closed]

I have enabled the Remote desktop on Ubuntu 11.4, and I am able to see the screen of the Ubuntu from my Win7. However, all the actions from the VNC only show on Ubuntu, not Win7. I want to do and see ...
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Desktop sharing in Empathy in 11.04 disabled when chatting with Empathy in 10.04? [closed]

A friend of mine has been using Ubuntu 10.04. Because he has some newer hardware, I recommended that he upgrade from 10.04 to 11.04, which fixes some issues. I'm still using Ubuntu 10.04, and we ...
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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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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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How safe is Ubuntu?

Last week I started desktop sharing using krfb. Continuing from my last session, it appears that the process restarts itself. Two days ago I noticed messages popping up saying something like ...
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I can't change any user settings with my login, why?

The account I'm using is the first account on the system and it can use the sudo command. But when I'm trying to change anything in the User Settings program nothing happens. I can change my own ...
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NX/SSH remote access with Remmina

After many days and a lot of frustration, I managed to get freenx to work on my home server. I can connect to it with nomachine's linux client, but I want to use Remmina for this purpose. The problem ...
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Simultaneous remote connections

Is there any package for Ubuntu which allows me to connect to remote computer without disturbing or terminating others who have already connected to that server or who are accessing the computer ...
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Is there any remote desktop with sound and video capabilities allowing 2 different users work simultaniousely (a local and a remote one)?

I have a very powerful PC with Intel processor and a small Mac laptop with PowerPC processor. Both computers are with Ubuntu Linux. Mac laptop cannot play flash videos and I cannot install any ...
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Remote Desktop as root without logging in first [closed]

I'm using a Mac to do remote desktop into an Ubuntu machine; there are two problems: I have to login as root to ignore the keyring notification that would otherwise pop up on the Ubuntu desktop when ...
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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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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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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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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. ...