Anything involving something running on one computer and interacting with resources of another computer (e.g. display).

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Remote with DVB tuner - shows up in evtest but not showkey

Trying to get an IR remote as part of a DVB tuner (avermedia a835) to control my music (I don't care about the TV part). I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Thinkpad T400. It shows up in lsusb fine Bus ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 and Firebird 2.5

Today I decide to upgrade my Ubuntu server from 13.04 to 13.10. When finished I loose the possibility to remotely connect to Firebird (works locally / 127.0.0.1)! I don't changed anything in the ...
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EHome IR receiver and Ubuntu 13 - any one have this working?

I have a "generic" USB IR receiver I purchased off of Ebay to make my life a little easier with XBMC on my Ubuntu box. I am currently running 13.10 and have never tried nor have any knowledge of IR ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a machine remotely using local system resources?

I'm doing an upgrade on a little Intel Atom "nettop". It's extremely slow and takes somewhere around an hour to do a release upgrade. I'm looking to improve that. This question follows a slightly ...
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Trouble connecting with Remminna

I have a trouble connecting with remmina desktop to a windows 7 machine. I can connect using the ip-address, but not with the computername. If I type in the computername, it gives me a error ...
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Sending keypresses to remote X session over SSH

So I'm sitting in our living room on an Ubuntu laptop working while also watching a TV that is controlled by an Ubuntu HTPC. I have an IR remote set up and can control everything I need to with it, ...
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Control my Transmission GTK remotely

While I'm not home I left Transmission running, usually at full speed. I've been mostly using the desktop gui (GTK) version. I have been toying with the cli version (not sure which is the proper one ...
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Use Remmina to RDP into home Remote Desktop Gateway Server

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 running at home which is hosting "Anywhere Access" and acting as a Remote Desktop Gateway Server. I have tried using Remmina to RDP into this gateway but I can't seem to ...
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Ubuntu Remote Login help

I'm trying to register a machine in the "Universal Client Configuration Service" so I can login remotely (via the login page for lightdm), however I'm not sure what to use in the "Server URL" field. ...
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No matter what I researched and did I can't connect to my MySQL server

Ubuntu installed MySQL for me through LAMP. When I connect with SSH I can login with the root user but not the user i created myself. When I use HeidiSQL I can't login with anything. I ran these ...
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Nautilus fail for remote

I am testing remote desktop from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 with ssh. I can get connected and commandline works ok. However, when I use "nautilus" to display the desktop of Ubuntu, it failed. But ...
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Launching firefox through putty, and open it up in LXDE desktop

I am trying to run from local machine firefox on remote server, and don't know how to accomplish that. I use putty to connect to server and when I type the firefox command, I get Error: no display ...
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How to upgrade a remote box from 10.10 to 12.04 LTS when apt doesn't work? [duplicate]

I have a virtual private server that runs the out-of-date Ubuntu 10.10. I'd like to upgrade to 12.04 LTS. Currently apt doesn't work on this box, and the command do-release-upgrade is not found. ...
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Android local and remote file access

I have 4 nexus 10 Tablets, and 3 Android phones. I would like to be able to back them up (locally for speed), and pull files from the back up from anywhere (over cellular data connection). What type ...
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Is there anybody using 2x Client?

I need to use the app: 2X Client for work. I can get it to work, make connection to the server and work with it but as soon as I open the terminal screen it goes full screen and the only thing I can ...
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What command do I use to find physical disk size?

I use df -h to see formatted size, but how to see actual? I believe one of my disks is 3TB but formatted as 2TB but not sure which. (they're remote so I can't look!)
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using old spare laptop as a monitor

Just got a new laptop and installed ubuntu on it. I have an old one that also runs ubuntu. Is there a way I can use the old laptop as an additional screen for the work I do on my new laptop? I saw ...
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rngd does not run when started remotely

I am trying to increase the entropy of several Ubuntu 13.04 ec2 instances by running ssh -n -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -i ... user@host "sudo rngd -r /dev/urandom -o /dev/random -t 10" from a ...
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How to shrink a root partion from remote?

I've searched for a way, but there hasn't been a definite way to do this. So... I want to install Debian next to a Ubuntu 12.04.1 install on an old Mac Mini I have colocated with MacMiniColo. I ...
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stopped ssh, need way to connect again

i rented a virtual machine with ubuntu server. I logged in via the ssh-command in the terminal from my ubuntu home pc. Before i exited, i accidentally typed "stop ssh" in the terminal, because i ...
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AVS / Mediagate GP-IR02BK (TSGP-IR01) Remote and LIRC

Trying to get an XBMC HTP up and running using ubuntu as the os. Running 13.04 since 12.04 would not install on the pc - I have a Gigabyte Birx mini with the i3 chip and a 64 gb msata drive. To ...
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Remote desktop connection similar to Windows XP [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my home PC. How do I connect to my employer's network via remote desktop like I used to do when I ran XP?
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How to administer, manage & update 40 to 50 Kubuntu laptops?

I have a custom developed application presently running on about 40 Kubuntu laptops (& more planned). Every few months I have to update the application. I also have to run Ubuntu updates and a few ...
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Moving to Linux [closed]

The family PC is riding off into the sun. I want to replace it with a Linux solution. I'm looking at Ubuntu and openSUSE. I want to end up with a solution where anyone in my family can access their ...
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Blank Remote Desktop 13.04

I am having an issue regarding remote desktop from a Windows 7 machine. Right now, the machine with Ubuntu 13.04 has a cracked LCD and is a paperweight until I can replace it. My KVM switch is already ...
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Is it possible for 2 users to work at the same time, one is connected remotely? And how to set it up?

I am running Xubuntu on my main PC at home. Is it possible for 2 users to work simultaneously on one computer, while one is physically in front of the computer, and another one is connected remotely ...
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Any way to “play to” tv from ubuntu (not a media server)

Like the title says... i'm looking for a way to play music/videos from my media player TO a Tv on the same network. Basically like you can do with windoze media player and have been able to do for a ...
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How to backup Ubuntu in a remote Ubuntu system? [duplicate]

I am having a Ubuntu desktop. I need to backup the contents of my Ubuntu system in another Ubuntu system that is connected over a local area network. How can I schedule automatic backup to that remote ...
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Unsupported infrared (IR) remote in Ubuntu

I have an infrared eye and remote, named IR 507 and RC105, which only has Windows-support (drives avaliable on http://edio-rc105-ir507.driver.soft32download.com/). Seems I only use Ubuntu nowadays, I ...
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Remotely turning on computer?

I need a simple way to turn on my dell optiplex remotely, and shut it off. Its running ubuntu 13.04. How would i go about that? would i need a separate device to press the power button, or would it ...
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Run script on remote machine via telnet (not SSH)

I need to somehow run a script which resides on a remote machine running Ubuntu. SSH or any other connection type that requires complex encryption is not possible. The client that will connect to the ...
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Install netbeans from a local computer to a remote workstation

I've downloaded the netbans.sh file from its official website and I'd like to install it to some workstations without having to copy it in any of those workstations. Can I remotely ssh connect and ...
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Permission denied viewing content of remote network share

I'm trying to mount a remote network share, but have trouble viewing the content. It is showing up in my mounted devices but when I attempt to open it, I get This location could not be displayed. You ...
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How to disable update notification for all users?

This is a partial case of the more general question "Don't bother non-admin users with admin questions": I have several non-admin users on a computer and I want to disable software updates for all of ...
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Run a remote firefox session locally

I'm trying to run a remote firefox session on my vps, to try to download some large files to the server. I've installed firefox from the apt repo remotely, and I also have firefox installed on my ...
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How can I use my phone or tablet as mousepad?

I just set up my Ubuntu desktop to use our living room TV as a monitor, and I would like to be able to use either my iPhone or Nexus 7 tablet as a mousepad/keyboard for controlling it from the couch. ...
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Need a simple, foolproof remote admin for Ubuntu Server

I'm running an Ubuntu server 12.10 box and need a foolproof remote admin for my wife/kids who have even less experience of linux than I. The box only runs as file server and our LAN Minecraft server. ...
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Use resources of high end servers to run lubuntu in low end hardware

In our home there is one high end computer with lots of RAM and other low end old computer running lubuntu , the lubuntu itself has become slow so we were thinking of making the lubuntu machine a ...
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SSH into Ubuntu 12.10 from a remote computer

I am trying to login to my Ubuntu 12.10 desktop remotely. I have the SSH server installed and it works fine when I am on the same network as the Ubuntu desktop. However, I am unable to connect ...
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how to start firefox or other gui application on windows 7 remotely

I am using ubuntu locally. Also I have another server running windows 7. I want to start firefox or notepad on windows 7 through the bash on ubuntu. And what I want is to let the firefox/notepad ...
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IR Remote button being recognised by ir-keytable but not by irw

I am having a strange problem where one button on my media center remote is not being recognised by irw. I have it setup to receive ir-keytable scans via devinput. I have had the same environment ...
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Which download manager is capable of 'throttle' and 'pause & resume' a running instance of download from a script

When downloading big files it necessary to pause the download many times. A big file can be downloaded by using wget. First start download, then kill wget, then resume download by wget -c. I want to ...
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remote connection from WP8 to ubuntu 12.04

Is it possible to establish something like a remote desktop connection from a Windows Phone 8 based phone to Ubuntu? I just migrated my desktop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04. So I'm pretty much an ...
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Ways to share specific desktop window/region via web?

Is there a package distributed through Ubuntu which will let me record either a specific window or region/rectangle of my screen, or a website which can do the same? Specifically I would like: Free ...
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Remote Desktop / File Transfer PC to PC using Ubuntu 12.04 as Master with DHCP

I'm new here, I need help on this following case as my job requires it. Master - using this for field work Brand/Model: Dell N7110 Type: Laptop Interface: eth0 OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Note: Installed DHCP ...
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remote control a download manager

I am pretty much a newbie, but I have set up an old pc to run Ubuntu as a file and print server in the home. So far everything is working great, but I want to be able to download files to the server, ...
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How to install winexe on Ubuntu?

I don't seem to find a working tutorial on how to install winexe, which is a program that allows for execution of commands on a Windows machine remotely from a Linux machine. None of the tutorials ...
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Unable to save connection remmina RDP

I have been using windows remote desktop from remmina, what i feel so awkward is I don't see the save password button enabled, I need to frequently use my remote connection, and don't like entering ...
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Accessing Ubuntu Server from a Windows Machine?

I just bought a PowerEdge 1850, it's great and doing exactly what I need it to do but it's loud so I've placed it into my attic. The only trouble is every time I need to make a change or install new ...
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How can I remotely stream videos to my tablet?

I'd like to be able to watch my videos that I keep on my desktop running Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my tablet (Nexus 7) when they're connected to different networks. For example, when I'm at my girlfriend's ...