Graphical desktop sharing system that uses the RFB protocol to remotely control another computer.

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VNC Multiple Monitors from Single Monitor on Host

I have been fighting with multiple (2+, not 1+) monitors with my laptop on ubuntu for a while. Same old story with driver support issues, etc. The solution I have currently is one traditional ...
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remote desktop from windows 7

I try to connect from windows 7 pro, to an ubuntu machine (14.4 LTS). I've installed xrdp and managed to connect to it (using username and password) from the windows rdp-client, the problem was that ...
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Connection refused even after installing openssh-server

I have been spending the last 4 hours trying to get my VNC connection to work. Eventually, I realized it was because my Ubuntu remote host was unable to host SSH connections- even though I had already ...
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Autostart x11vnc in Lubuntu

I am trying to get x11vnc to autostart at boot time to remotely login to a Lubuntu 14.04 box without a local session. I have found several threads related to this issue, but they are mostly outdated ...
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Cannot remote desktop from Ubuntu 15.04 to 14.04 lts

I am able to ssh into my other PC but I am not able to use Remmina to do RDP or VNC. My other PC has VNC server installed and I turned it on before trying to connect but its not working. Am I typing ...
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Disable tightvncserver for a certain user

I don't want user "test" connect to my server with tightvncserver. How I disable this command only for this user, while allowing it for user "myuser"? What I've done so far: I added user "test" ...
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Vino VNC Server unable to start on startup

So I am trying to get the Vino VNC Server to startup on boot, meaning I don't have to login to have the VNC Server start. I am on Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, and I have already added ...
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How do I disable the local screen in Vino VNC?

As the title says, when I remote into my machine through VNC, how do I disable the local screen? I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04
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How do I set up an encrypted SSH tunnel for VNC?

Here's whats happening: The TightVNC client on my Windows client does not interact with my Vino VNC server, because of some encryption stuff, as shown here: Gnome 3.10 sharing desktop --- how to ...
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Why am I getting an early Alt KeyRelease

I'm trying to bind Alt-W to something in a TightVNC session running on Ubuntu 14.04 and a vncviewer running on Ubuntu 15. When I run xev on the viewer machine, I get Alt_L press, W press, W release ...
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What is the best way to secure remote acess a Ubuntu server from Windows? [closed]

I know this a constantly ask question here, but I am looking for more clearer answer. I want to remote access a Ubuntu server securely either using SSH through PUTTY, and if its more popular to use ...
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x11vnc - How can I allow only certain users to have a VNC session

On my server, all but port 22 (ssh) are closed. VNC is possible, but only with a VNC-over-ssh method. Right now x11vnc is started -forever at boot. With the right ssh tunnel, anybody can initiate a ...
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Why has lightdm-remote-session been removed from Ubuntu 15.04?

Straightforward question, really. I must admit I haven't used it much, but just recently had started doing. Now it's not in the repositories. What's the thinking behind that?
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Remote control a Mac from Ubuntu

I am trying to remote control my Mac at work that is running OS X Mavericks from my home computer running Ubuntu (Kubuntu 14.04) I have Screen Sharing on the Mac enabled and I am using VNC viewer on ...
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How to have in Ubuntu, Windows like RDP server and client?

Connecting remotely from OSX to Windows or Windows to Windows using RDP protocol is 90% time faster then using x11vnc in Ubuntu. Is there any commercial or free remote desktop for Ubuntu which works ...
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I can't get ssh:// links to open in a simple index.html webpage

I want to have an ssh link open up on click. I am having students VNC to an Ubuntu VM for them to learn Linux on Cumulus Linux switches. I was reading this thread: How to change what xdg-open does ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, Vino, Does Not Work

I have a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop installed and I'm trying to setup Vino/VNC to access my PC remotely. I have the following vino package installed: root@wxbrew:~# apt-cache policy vino vino: ...
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How to make TightVNC, TigerVNC, TurboVNC and other VNC servers run on a non-standard port

I used to run the default VNC server (/usr/lib/vino/vino-server) but it is unable show VirtualBox VMs. So, I have installed TurboVNC, which is designed to support 3D and shows my VirtualBox VMs all ...
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Unity Through VNC from scratch

I'm a complete newB to Linux (my last interaction with unix was pre CDE) I'm now setting up an Ubuntu server to replace a box by an expensive insecure competitor (ms) and need some form of remote ...
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vnc server for headless Ubuntu 14.04

So, i've had issues with vnc4server, the s and tab keys are both borked, and want to try something else. I've tried x11vnc, but that requires an actual display connected to the system. Are there any ...
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Disallow VNC if not via a SSH tunnel?

How can I disallow VNC if the connection isn't via a SSH tunnel?
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VNC Desktop on AWS

I've installed ubuntu-desktop and tightvncserver on my Amazon AWS instance, I've configured Putty to forward port5901 and that all seems to work fine, I can connect but instead of seeing the Ubuntu ...
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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different ...
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Desktop sharing - can connect via another ubuntu using KRDC, but not on MBP using Screen Sharing

strange one - i always used to be able to do this, but recently cannot connect to my headless server via screen sharing on the same local network. Tested this out with another ubuntu laptop using ...
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SSH stays open remotely? [duplicate]

When connecting to a server, is there a way to keep the SSH console open once disconnected? Or is there a program that does that, and that lets me connect back into where I left? This situation can ...
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Remote desktop VNC not refreshing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and have successfully connected to it through VNC from a MacBook Pro (using Jump Desktop) for weeks. I was having a problem where I could only boot into my computer ...
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Remmina on 14.04 Issue

I run VNC Server on a headless Windows 7 box serving as a print & file server. When I connect with Remmina on Ubuntu 14.04, closing any window on the remote desktop closes the connection. Here ...
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Run Ubuntu without monitor? Want to remote it with RealVNC

Friends, I am totally new to Ubuntu but I want to use it on an old computer of mine to run Plex Media Server to stream movies to my Chromecast. I have managed to install everything and it was all ...
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How to start Unity desktop on a headless machine?

I am trying to get the Untiy desktop (That I am used to using) running on a Ubuntu box that is now headless. I already have a fake desktop running via the Xorg dummy display driver. When I VNC into ...
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is there any way to change ssh or vnc config using ftp?

I have a remote server which I can't access physically, for the last couple of weeks I could connect to it using both FTP protocol and VNC remote desktop. I changed the "Desktop Sharing" Program in ...
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Start a local session, remotely [duplicate]

I dont want to enable auto login for various reasons. Is it possible to login to the desktop, from an ssh session, in order to then VNC into the desktop ? The issue is that I remotely turn on/off my ...
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Problems with starting x11vnc on boot

I'm trying to start up x11vnc on boot, without the need to log in, but I ran into quite a few problems and none of the guides helped. First of all, rc.local does not work, as it apparently starts ...
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How to setup ~/.vnc/xstartup/ with Unity as Desktop, in Ubuntu 14.10?

I used to setup my xstartup like this in Ubuntu 12.04 as below and it worked fine. #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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Remote into Ubuntu Server 14.04 with GUI

I currently have Ubuntu Desktop installed on my laptop. I also have Ubuntu Server installed on my media server (headless) that I am in the process of building. Goal: I would like to be able to ...
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Complication over VNC, lightdm and startx

I managed to run x11vnc server on my Ubuntu 14.04. I can log into my Ubuntu from my Windows PC using UltraVNC Viewer. The Ubuntu machine is headless. I followed instructions below. ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 + TightVNC: remote mouse cursor is “X”

I am connecting from my Windows 7 machine to my Lubuntu 14.04 server using TightVNC. Everything is working as expected except the remote mouse cursor only displays as an "X". My ./vnc/xstartup file ...
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From WAN, VNC fails to connect through ssh 5900 tunnel if not also proxied locally

On my local network, I can VNC-over-an-ssh-tunnel quite easily. I wish to do the same from abroad. The server is set up to accept WAN-side ssh connections, and this works reliably. The problem is, ...
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Cannot install xserver-xorg-video-dummy on Ubuntu14.04

I don't like to post questions but I've spent hours searching and am in dire need of help! I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 headless and remotely login via VNC from Windows. I've read many posts that ...
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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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Lubuntu Login Screen does not let me login

EDIT: I have bypassed the problem by uninstalling the TightVNCServer through the shell, which seems to have solved my login problems. It seems that it did change something about the login environment, ...
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TightVnC not showing desktop

i have just installed lubuntu 12.04 LTS on my old pc. Now I installed tightvncserver, so I can configure the pc without having an keyboard or monitor plugged in. I figured out how to configure it, but ...
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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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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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Ubuntu GUI via VNC or XRDP from MacOSX in AWS EC2

I have read a lot about how to remote desktop on your Ubuntu instance. Please can someone tell me as of now what is the most recommended way: VNC or RDP? Does it make a difference to choose. I am ...
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How do I reconnect my WiFi without entering the superuser password?

The connection to my Mythbuntu system was recently changed from cable to WiFi. Now sometimes the computer disconnects the WiFi-connection and prompts for authentication. How do I tell Mythbuntu to ...
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Start vino vnc server from ssh client

First of all: I googled all day and tried several suggestions on different forums with no luck The problem: I am not able to start a vnc server on a remote machine through ssh Additional information: ...
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Using Notebook as second Monitor for Ubuntu Tablet

I am planning my new mobile development working station consisting of a Notebook and a Tablet as second monitor. Notebook OS: Windows 8.1 Tablet OS: Ubuntu (14 LTS) I have asked here how I can ...
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Switch from terminal to graphic interface

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 14.10 and it has only a command line. I followed this tutorial to install a graphical interface . Then, after I connect to a VNC xrdp says login failed. I know my password ...
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How do I fix a blank gnome desktop over VNC?

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 on my OpenVS VPS and followed the directions here to get a remote desktop operational. This resulted in the (as I'm learning) predictable grey desktop ...
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Blank screen with pointer after boot high CPU usage

I have latest Ubuntu installed, most the time it's headless server I access using ssh. I've decided to make some use with X using VNC. Trying to set it up I've messed something up. Using combinations ...