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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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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Remmina remote Windows 7 without password

I've prepared my Windows 7 computer to allow remote connection with user that have no password with this instructions. Then, I use Remmina and give it blank password. But it keeps asking for password. ...
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Remote desktop solution working with Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity (3D)?

I'm trying to install a remote desktop solution on some clients using Ubuntu with Unity (3D). I've uninstalled Unity2d because it behaves not very well. Xrdp won't work, only the wallpaper is shown. ...
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Can FreeRDP be used as server?

Can FreeRDP be configured as a server? That is can I install freeRDP in my Ubunutu VM running on a server and remotely connect to it from my windows Remote Desktop client? Thank you
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Remote Hardware sharing

Is there some way to connect to other machine or other PC of larger hardware capabilities (Processor, RAM, ..)at work or colleague's; for my work to be rendered or processed on, remotely, then saved ...
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How do I run teamviewer in a headless system?

I'm really new to Ubuntu 12.04 and I've been trying to get remote desktop services between me and my server. I don't have any spare monitors, keyboards or mice. I did connect said items too the server ...
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Chrome remote desktop “failed to start remote access service”

Trying to run Chrome remote desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Installed: chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb xvfb python-psutil When I try to connect in the app through "enable remote ...
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How can I use remmina to connect to a Windows Server?

I have all this information to connect to a windows exchange server at work, but I don't know where to enter it in Remmina as it has different fields, with different names. The windows-screens give ...
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How can I copy/paste files via RDP in Kubuntu?

I recently installed the latest Kubuntu (x64) on my work machine as I am trying to migrate away from Windows. Unfortunately I use RDP very frequently to connect to customer's servers and need to be ...
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How can I enable font smoothing when I connect to a Windows server with Terminal Services Client?

When I fire up remote desktop on Windows and connect to my server (Windows Server 2008), the fonts look pretty smooth. I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 yesterday and when I use rdesktop to connect the ...
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FreeRDP issues with full-screen and multiple monitors

We have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Both computers have two 1680x1050 monitors attached. When I run FreeRDP on one computer with the /f /multimon command, the remote session runs in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to find Remote Desktop icon in System->Preferences

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for around 8 months, but I have a question that probably a "newbie" should be asking. I'm unable to find the "remote desktop" icon that is generally accessible from ...
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What do I need for remotely accessing my Ubuntu 14.04 machine?

I am at a loss as to how to set up my machine for remote connection. Do I need to install a VNC server (which one?) or is Vino (installed by default) enough? I opened Desktop Sharing Preferences ...
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Remote connection from Ubuntu to Ubuntu

This may be very trivial for most of ubuntu experts; but, I am still to figure out how to do this as I am quite new to Linux / Ubuntu. I would like to have graphical connection just like chrome- ...
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Free/Open Source alternative to Teamviewer

Is there a free/open source alternative to teamviewer that will allow me to help a friend running Ubuntu 14.04 with the default unity desktop? Some years ago Ubuntu had a way to share screen/mouse ...
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Ubuntu GUI problem

I have installed xrdp and gnome on Ubuntu 14. Now when I am trying to connect it using remote desktop, there is only this screen. How can I fix this problem? Thanks
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Desktop sharing doesn't work at home

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Recently, I needed to use remote control of my computer in my office. So I set up desktop sharing. I can use my own laptop to control my desktop when I am in the office, ...
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I want to make a remotely controlled server running ubuntu gnome

Ok, so I have an old HP box with a 320gb hard drive in it. The display controller doesn't work on this machine, so I need to be able to control the machine remotely from my primary Linux Mint ...
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Computer Freezing during Chrome Remote Desktop for 14.04 Installation

I am having an issue when installing Chrome Remote desktop on Ubuntu 14.04. I have downloaded the extension from the web store in google. Once i've install it on machine (server) the minute it runs ...
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Cannot Update TeamViewer Remotely

I'm accessing my Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu v12.04) remotely using TeamViewer. The machine mounts TeamViewer v9 and I need to update it to v10 (otherwise I'm not able to transfer file with another machine ...
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Missing password-asking dialog popup on session via VNC-SSH

I've almost got to have a remote Ubuntu Desktop working exactly as id it was a local session, but still can't solve a little issue wich is driving me crazy. I have a remote machine with Ubuntu ...
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Remote desktop connect

Please don't mark this as a duplicate: I have no idea how to connect to my friend's Ubuntu 14LTS while I'm in the UK. I know there is the "Desktop Sharing" and that Remmina app, but I tried just ...
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Remote Access - Can ssh to target but VNC fails to connect through tunnel

On my local network, I can VNC-over-an-ssh-tunnel quite easily. As I am planning to spend some time abroad, I would like to be able to do the same from the other side of the Internet. But I have a ...
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Using variables as paraments for commands in a bash script

I currently have a bash script which I can simply double click to remote desktop into my institution: #!/bin/bash xfreerdp -f -u myusername -d campus -p mypassword --ignore-certificate website.com ...
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Black Screen When Using NoMachine (Server is using FreeNX) Failed Gnome Session?

I was following instructions from here: http://www.drivard.com/2012/06/installation-freenx-server-ubuntu-12-04-lts-precise/ I installed FreeNX on my server (Ubuntu 14.04). I am able to remotely ssh ...
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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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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 run Remote Desktop at startup before logging in?

I've tried Google Remote Desktop first, and added this line to Startup Applications Preference /etc/init.d/chrome-remote-desktop start , but unfortunately this won't be executed before logging in ...
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Get audio from remote Ubuntu to windows (local)

I have two PCs (Ubuntu and Windows). Usually, I am connecting my Ubuntu machine via rdp protocol from windows. Recently, I read out this article to get the audio from remote to local machine. Can ...
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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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unmet dependencies for mate-desktop

I need to RDP from my Windows machine into my ubuntu machine. I'm using this tutorial to do that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ay7toiJ6k It recommends to go to run the following from ...
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Can I tap my notebook to a powerful stationary computer's CPU / GPU / RAM resources example via LAN?

THE GENESIS Currently I have a little experience with NoMachine, a great tool for cross-OS remote desktop, however this program has problems with H264 support while the codecs are actually working on ...
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Windows-style RDP for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to log onto an Ubuntu workstation with a different user via RDP? Our current point-of-sale machines are deployed on Windows and we want to switch to an open-source system to give us ...
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How to have an application on top of a fullscreen application?

I have rdesktop and ekiga to open on boot of the ubuntu machine. The users login to a remote windows machine with rdesktop in fullscreen mode. Ekiga has a screen that pops up when we receive an ...
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How can I remotely access the desktop of my Ubuntu server?

I would like to access the desktop of one of my Ubuntu servers over the internet from my Windows laptop. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8. Sorry for this generic questions as I have been ...
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Start XRDP session manually on specific display/port

I successfully installed xrdp and it is working great, I can reconnect to existing session by editing /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini and altering port value. My question is, can I start VNC session on specific ...
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Remote Desktop Prior to Login (Ubuntu to Ubuntu)

I have a headless PC running Ubuntu as well as a normal Ubuntu machine. I wish to be able to remote desktop into the headless machine and use it remotely (similarly to teamviewer or Desktop sharing). ...
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tightVnc Viewer: no connection could be made

i have a vps runnig ubuntu 14.10 I correctly installed VNC and for one day I'm running that without any issue. But suddenly yesterday when I'm trying to connect my VNC using tightvnc viewer it says ...
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system folder copied to my desktop created phantom folder

Testdisk supposedly salvaged 600,000 files into a folder called 'buck' which is also my username on that computer (14.04) as we well as on my current desktop (12.04). I used dropbox to copy the ...
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Transfer files from ubuntu to remote laptop vista with rdp

I am away from home on my laptop (vista) which connects to my ubuntu 12.04 desktop by RDP. I have files on my desktop I want to download to my laptop. Dropbox broke so I need to see if there is ...
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Graphics cards necessary for remote desktop on Ubuntu Server?

When a client remotely accesses the desktop of a Ubuntu system through VNC, does it make any difference what graphics card the server has? How is the desktop running on the server but only seen by the ...
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Use xrdp to connect to desktop session

I use Ubuntu on my desktop. When I am away from my desktop, I would like to access the session using my Windows 7 laptop. Currently, I am using xrdp to connect, but it starts up a remote session. Is ...
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Unable to connect to Remote Desktop ?

I am trying to connect to Remote machine (Windows 7 OS) using Remote Desktop Viewer. Protocol I'm using is RDP and Host is local IP of the machine I am trying to connect to. On Windows I have ...
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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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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 ...