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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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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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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What would be the most practical way for a web developer to develop on Ubuntu but test on IE [duplicate]

I work as web developer and have Firefox and Chrome installed on my Ubuntu system. However, most of the nightmares for web developers are getting things to work on Internet Explorer, mostly IE7 and ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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11answers
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Use local button styles during forwarded X11 session over SSH

Is it at all possible to have a forwarded X11 session be styled with something other than the default X button styles? It doesn't even appear to use my server's actual styles seeing as both computers ...
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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 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 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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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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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 to use to connect to nomachine's server?

I was told to use nomachine to access a remote server. Is there anything else that I could use instead? The remote server is already running the nomachine's server application. I would like to use ...
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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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From Ubuntu, “Back to my Mac”

I have a Mac at home, and run Ubuntu at work. I'd like to be able to connect to my Mac in a similar way to how I had when I worked on a Mac. I have MobileMe so I used Back to My Mac (Apple's version ...
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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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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 to use the new feature of remote login in ubuntu 12.10?

Recently i have upgraded ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. I saw a new feature of remote login under the login page. How can i use that remote login? I have got the Ubuntu live account. Searched on internet but ...
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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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1answer
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Installing or faking a x11 session

I have a headless Ubuntu-server running at work, and I connect to it from my home Windows machine through Putty. I've logged in with putty, and I need to run a program back at the server (a java ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How can I change the default port of Remote Desktop (VNC)?

Let's say I went to: System > Preferences > Remote Desktop And enable Remote Desktop. Now let's say I have another machine on the network that is also running a VNC server. I want to VNC ...
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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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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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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 ...