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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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 use remote desktop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I installed Ubuntu on a second PC (just to be sure that if I mess something up, I still have my Windows 7 PC). Is there an easy way for me to use ...
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How can I enable the “Share Desktop” feature in Empathy?

What steps do I need to follow if I want to use the Share Desktop feature with another user in Empathy? I've already enabled the Remote Desktop option through System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop ...
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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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How do I set up remote desktop?

I have some user accounts in my Ubuntu 10.04 and I want them to login from all over the world and access their data using Internet and of course I want any of my users to be able to access only their ...
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What free Remote Desktop (server) solutions are there?

I know Ubuntu comes with a "Remote Desktop" option that appears to be a straightforward VNC server, and I'm trying to understand the alternatives. Here are the possibilities I've heard about so far: ...
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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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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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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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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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How to set up a headless server?

I have a ubuntu development server at work. It is an old rack server that is located somewhere in the company's dungeon, where nobody ever goes. The only way it can work is as a so-called headless ...
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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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What is the best remote desktop tool to connect to Windows from Ubuntu?

I've used rdesktop in the past. Is there something better?
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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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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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What is the alternative for Teamviewer?

Is there any Ubuntu alternative for team-viewer software for Windows?
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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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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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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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How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10?

How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10? I do not find any options such as those present in Ubuntu?
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Best VNC client for remote desktop assistance?

Poll on best VNC / remote desktop software for assisting others on Windows/Mac machines from Ubuntu? I've heard good things about TeamViewer and Fog Creek Copilot, but I'm wondering if the included ...
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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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How to control an Ubuntu PC from another Ubuntu PC over Internet, using mobile broadband connections?

There are two Ubuntu PCs called A and B. A and B are connected to the Internet using two separated Internet connections. (In my case, two mobile broadband connections ppp0 x2 ) Each connection has a ...
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How to change the screen resolution when using RDesktop?

How to change the screen resolution? I type the command rdesktop "server ip" but the screen does not appear large.
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Remote Desktop Viewer doesn't update the image

I am trying to use the Remote Desktop Viewer on my laptop to connect to my desktop, which I have configured with Remote Desktop preferences. But it fails to update the screen shot image, making it ...
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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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What command is used to start Unity 2D?

Trying to use FreeNX remote desktop which requires a custom command for the window manager. I tried unity-2d-launcher but that just starts the launcher missing the panel for instance (which can be ...
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Best way to remote login on a Ubuntu machine from ubuntu/windows and OSX

we have set up a Ubuntu workstation with accounts for all the group members. Nxserver from nomachine seems to be what we need, but it is restricted to 2 users. FreeNx isn't easily installable and ...
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Run RDP server on Ubuntu 12.10

What's the best way to run a RDP Server on Ubuntu 12.10? I'd like to run an RDP server on my Desktop running Ubuntu 12.10 and be able to login from another 12.10 machine using the remote login ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Remote Desktop Viewer Set-up for 12.10

How do you set up the Remote Desktop in 12.10? I've scanned the available answers here and didn't find anything that answers the question considering the 12.10 interface. Specifically, advice says ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chrome Remote Desktop (beta)

Chrome just launched the Chrome Remote Desktop (beta) for linux. The instructions are provided here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1649523?hl=en I don't understand this part: Find the ...
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Ubuntu remote desktop

I want to remote control my ubuntu from another ubuntu. I need to have audio support and fast connection with the ability of issuing shortcut keys and clipboard copy and language switching. What I ...
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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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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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Setting up remote desktop via ssh? Not actually at the machine but can ssh

I'm not going to be in front of my ubuntu machine for a while but I very much need to be able to remote desktop to it. In an ssh session, what's the best route to take to set-up and allow certain ...
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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 to connect to home computer from work computer behind VPN (using remote desktop viewer)?

I have a dyndns account linked to my home computer and everything is set up so that I can SSH to it from my work (university) computer. I then connect it to the university VPN (using these steps) and ...
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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 ...