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

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How to use SSH (ssh & rsync commands)?

How can I SSH with a remote server so I can browse files and edit them. I have a username and password to use.
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Difference between “halt” and “shutdown now”?

Ubuntu one remote uses sudo -S -p '' halt for shutdown and does not work to the end. leaveing monitor on with message will now halt [22225.11163] halted What is the difference between sudo ...
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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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How do I change the keymap of a single device (Logitech presenter)?

My Logitech R400 presenter sends the following key codes: keycode 112 (keysym 0xff55, Prior) [page up] keycode 117 (keysym 0xff56, Next) [page down] keycode 60 (keysym 0x2e, period) keycode 71 ...
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How do I tunnel and browse the server webpage on my laptop?

I run a web app in one of my lab servers, and I have already setup X11 Forwarding on those machines. Other lab members can tunnel through SSH, and browse that web app on their local browser at home. ...
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Adjust volume via commandline so that volume notify pops up

is there a way to adjust the system volume via commandline so that the default volume popup (the one that pops up when pressing the media keys on notebooks) is still shown. I need this for my remote ...
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“rsync” from remote to local

Let say that I have 2 machines: local (centos) remote on IP: 123.123.123.123 ssh port 456 (ubuntu server) and I want to synchronize my remote folder /home/wolfy/py with my local folder ...
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Is there an Android remote app compatible with LibreOffice Impress under Ubuntu?

I have an upcoming presentation I want to make in LibreOffice Impress on my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. I was wondering if I could get ahold of an Android app which would act like a remote control, allowing ...
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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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How can I connect a Wiimote to my computer to control an audio-player?

I want to connect a Wiimote. I'm running natty and would like to control an audio-player with my Wiimote. Is that possible?
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How to automount a gvfs file system on logon

I configured a remote folder in nautilus. I always need this remote folder, so I created a symbolic link to it in my home folder: ln -s ~/.gvfs/remote_folder ~/remote_folder. Though, when I first ...
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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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Is it possible to do a remote wipe of a system?

My office had a break-in over the weekend, and several laptops were stolen. Mine wasn't one of them, but I'm curious - the owners of the stolen computers (Windows and Mac) are all talking about remote ...
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Is there a Cyber-Cafe program for server-client places (Internet Cafe)

Is there a program for Ubuntu that can be used to control the time for the clients in an Internet Cafe or Cyber Cafe. Similar to Cyber Control and others. It blocks the Clients PC until a client comes ...
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How to login into a Ubuntu machine from Windows

We have Windows Vista/XP machines connected to a Win 2k3 server in our LAN environment. We recently got few laptops configured w/Ubuntu 11 and we would like to enable our Windows users to remote login ...
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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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change my remote controls keys

I have problems changing my remotes keys. The rc has a joystick for controlling the mouse cursor. After connecting the rc to my computer everything works fine, but the shortcuts are made for Windows ...
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How to either configure, or completely remove policykit? [closed]

Where can someone get policykit related tools? gnome-policykit-authorizations polkit-config-file-validate polkit-policy-file-validate And if getting them is not an option: Where can I get a full ...
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Shutting down a computer remotely

What ways are there to shut down a computer remotely? My desktop is running Ubuntu 11.04 desktop edition and when I try to shut it down remotely using ssh, it doesn't actually work. I used the ...
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How to get my IR remote to work? Lirc can't see it

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 (amd64) and I'm trying to get my infrared remote control working. The IR device is a part of a DVB-T USB stick (Based on a RTL2832u chip). I'm using these drivers - it's the ...
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Is there a way to close cmus without quitting?

I'm using cmus to listen to music now.One problem is that I couldn't close the interface while listening, i.e. keep it running background.The raw '&' doesn't work.I know moc(p) has the ...
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Is there a USB pedal solution for transcription?

For transcription it can be useful to use a pedal to control playback of an audio stream so you don't have to stop typing. Are there any combinations hardware and software that work under Ubuntu for ...
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What are the easy ways to install ubuntu remotely?

GUI (graphical user interface) metod preferred. For example - can the new remote login feature be used for the purpose if the remote person has Ubuntu live cd and know how to boot it? The built-in ...
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Is it possible to get an HP Media remote to work with Ubuntu?

I have two HP remotes, one is a huge remote for the TV tuner and media centre, and the other is a tiny remote for just controlling a media centre. Is it possible to get them to work with Ubuntu ...
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How do I set my wallpaper to auto-change periodically? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? How to get desktop background picture changed periodically? How can I set wallpaper to change every 5 minutes or so? ...
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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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How can a gamepad control THE mouse?

There are many questions about this subject: Remapping both mouse and keyboard to a gamepad How do I configure a joystick or gamepad? How to control the mouse pointer via my keyboard? ... But the ...
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How to make X.org listen to remote connections on port 6000?

This is on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) 64-bit desktop. I want to make my X server listen to remote connections from clients in other machines on the local network. I know about ssh -X and that is ...
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What is the best way to control music on my PC from my iphone or android?

Apple has a very slick tool, called "Remote.app" that allows you to control music playback on a PC running iTunes, see. It lets you quickly select and queue songs for playback, and adjust the ...
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How to associate RDP extension to open remote desktop client on 12.04?

The tsclient application used to work for opening .rdp files, but Remmina does not seem to work the same way. Does KRDC, Remote Desktop Viewer or some other application work? I'm using Precise ...
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How to stop SSH filesystem from discarding root permissions after every command?

i have a small bash script that mounts my sshfs... problem is it ask for the server/host password for every mount... i have four mounts and i have to enter it every time for 4 times and its ...
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How can I stream my screen to other computers?

I am looking for something like the TightVnc Projector but cross-platform and free if possible. I have seen stuff like iTALC but it was hard to setup on Windows and long-winded for what I need. all ...
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How do I set up an HP remote control?

I have an old receiver (USB) and remove control that i am trying to get working on Ubuntu with Boxee. Any suggestions for setting this up? software I need.
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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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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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Multiple Connections through SSH

We have a server which we connect through and do remote tasks. However, around 4-5 people login with the same username and password. Can this situation cause anything weird?
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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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In XBMC, “OK”, “Vol +/-” and “Back” buttons not working

I have an Asus S1-AT5NM10E HTPC which has an integrated IR receiver. On Ubuntu 12.04, I have installed XBMC, but when I press "OK", "Vol +/-" or "Back" on my MCE remote (in fact, a Logitech Harmony ...
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How more than one engineers can code on a single machine

We have ubuntu 12.4 (Desktop Version) running on our server and four engineers (2 using windows and 2 using ubuntu). Is it possible for all of them to code on the same package on the server directly ...
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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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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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Make PC w/ Bluetooth fake Keyboard + mouse for other computer?

Is there a way to have my PC talk to my laptop and have it send Keyboard commands?
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After upgrading to 12.04 from 10.10 my mythbuntu standard MCEUSB remote no longer works

I had no problems using my Windows Media Center Remote with 10.10 Mythbuntu, but after upgrading, it no longer affects Mythbuntu. I have verified and re-installed it in Mythbuntu Control Centre. I ...
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Tweaking Remote Control (In-Kernel LIRC)

I've recently rebuilt my MythTV box using Mythbuntu 12.04, to take advantage of newer hardware (Ivy Bridge). On my previous build I used lirc to manage the remote, i.e. the mapping of key codes -> ...
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How to upgrade x.org?

I need xorg-server version 2:1.9.0.902-1ubuntu3 installed because it contains a fix: xorg-server (2:1.9.0.902-1ubuntu3) natty; urgency=low * Add 207_dga_master_device.patch: Cherrypick from ...
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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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Remote install of Ubuntu Server

I have a machine located 500 miles away that's running Ubuntu 8.04. I figure it's just about time that I upgrade to the latest LTS. However, there's a software raid (md_raid) in there, and I'm ...
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ps3 bluetooth remote connected as linux input device has only one event type on 13.10

I'm trying to setup my Harmony Smart Control as a PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control (it pretends to be this remote) under Ubuntu 13.10 (latest kernel and updates installed). My bluetooth dongle wouldn't ...
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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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How would you go about backing up a remote Ubuntu VPS via SSH?

So, as I said I have a VPS, Raspberry Pi and a plan, but I am in need of some advice, so here goes. I have a VPS with prgmr.com which I ahve up and running nice and smoothly without any issues. I ...