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

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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 can I start a VNC server before log on?

I would like to run x11vnc (or another VNC server) on my desktop, but I'm unable to find a way to get it to start before any users log in. Back when I was using vanilla Ubuntu 10.10 Vino did this by ...
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Gnome 3.10 sharing desktop — how to configure the security type for VNC?

The facts: I had a configuration for sharing my desktop that worked till the recent update of Gnome desktop to use sgnome-shell 3.10. I used to connect to my machine form a Windows one using TightVNC ...
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ubuntu 14.10 multiple Simultaneous independent remote (desktop like ) connections

Can anyone please suggest a free server (that works just like terminal server which allows multiple rdp-like independent sessions) that is compatible for ubuntu 14.10? I have tried: Simultaneous ...
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How do I install a VNC server?

I want to install some VNC server on my ubuntu 12.04. which one is the best / recommended? how do i configure it? all i want is to be able to connect my desktop computer through my laptop. i want ...
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How to setup x11vnc to access with graphical login screen?

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.10 and need to be able to remote to this server without being logged-in. I have found many solutions, but none seem to work with 12.10. Can anyone give me ...
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What do I need for remotely accessing my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop?

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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VNC doesn't work with compiz

currently vnc (with nvidia gfx cards) dont work with compiz.. will you be fixing this before 11.04 is released so that people can use vnc with the default desktop?
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How to configure Remmina for VNC desktop sharing?

I'm trying to connect two PCs for desktop sharing, I was able to set up ssh shell and file sharing but I failed to connect to VNC server. There are additional packages that i need to install on my ...
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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 access a machine through VNC using SSH?

We have more than 500 systems running ubuntu in our office. And sometimes after installation we forget to enable to Remote desktop. So that we was not able to control that PC remotely. Is there any ...
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Enable remote VNC from the commandline?

I have one computer running Ubuntu 10.04, and is running Vino, the default VNC server. I have a second Windows box which is running a VNC client, but does not have any X11 capabilities. I am ssh'd ...
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Does gnome-fallback.desktop require accelerated graphics in 13.10?

I am trying to run gnome-fallback.desktop under VncServer. After upgrading to 13.10, my VNC no longer works - it just shows an empty terminal window, with no session. These are the sessions that I ...
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How to make VNC Server work with ubuntu-desktop without xfce

I have Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04 and I want to know whether it's possible to install vnc4server and make it work with ubuntu-desktop (and not xubuntu-desktop) without installing xfce4. I think I have ...
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When machine is headless, user is no longer privileged

The core issue is: ANY gnome session not sitting ontop of a real physical/native display --or shadowing that display (ie. NXserver's shadow mode)-- has faulty privileges. Even when run as root! Any ...
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Set desktop resolution for standard 11.10 VNC server

Is it possible to specify a desktop resolution for the built-in ubuntu 11.10 vnc server? It defaults to 640x480 when I have no monitor connected (headless), and I can't find a way to change it. Does ...
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What's the best way to secure a Teamviewer/X11/VNC connection?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I use Teamviewer on my Windows machines and love it, even more so that there is an Ubuntu version. As most will know it can't start on computer startup ...
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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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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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No desktop showing in Ubuntu 13.04 via VNC on a VPS [closed]

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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Best VNC/remote desktop application?

I have been looking for a fast, well supported VNC or remote desktop application to view my windows machine desktop from my ubuntu laptop. Any suggestions for me?
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Vino-server does not work since update to 11.10

Since I updated to Oneric Ocelot vino-server does not work on my machine any more. Although I set every thing exactly as before, it is not be started when System starts or I log in. Trying to start it ...
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VNC session very slow in 12.04 compared to older versions

I have a 12.04 X64 Desktop install on a machine where I previously had 10.10. Previously I've used both the built-in vino and tightvncserver to provide the VNC session. I connect to them using Chicken ...
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Desktop sharing options for Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity

I would like to be able to access my office Ubuntu 12.04 machine from home, from a Mac Mini with Mac OSX. I have a VPN and I am able to access my office machine over SSH, so connectivity is not a ...
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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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Desktop not showing well using vncserver on ubuntu 15.10

Currently using ubuntu 15.10 on azure and installed the gnome and vnc4server latest version on ubuntu. Please find log file below: Current VNC client screen: $ cat .vnc/myhost1\:1.log --cut-- ...
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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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Remote desktop/remote display viewer for Ubuntu Touch devices?

I was wondering, is there a tool that I could run on Ubuntu Desktop, and be connected to an Ubuntu Touch device through a remote desktop (or remote display) application, such that mouse clicks are ...
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Can't change keyboard shortcuts in gnome-session-fallback Ubuntu 13.04 over xdp

I'm trying to use gnome-session-fallback on an Ubuntu PC running an xrdp+vnc server (So that I can remotely connect to Ubuntu using a Windows RDP client). The problem I have is that the “d” key seems ...
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VNC Setup over SSH

can someone provide a step by step for vnc setup on ubuntu 10.10 desktop. I have ssh access to it at the moment with root user. I tried installing vnc4server package, then after that did a vncpasswd ...
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How to set up remote desktop sharing through SSH?

Is there a way to view (and control) a remote desktop through SSH? I will not have physical access to the remote host machine.
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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 start the VNC server?

How can start the VNC server to make my desktop accessible?
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How to securely ssh into a machine at home over the internet

I will be travelling shortly, and I have a machine that run runs a bunch of cron jobs etc. I need to log in remotely to check the results of the jobs run and to do some work on the machine. Here are ...
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Installing VNC server/client in Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install VNC server/client with the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. I found a tutorial for this task. But if I followed this tutorial I will lose my Unity desktop and ends with a Gnome ...
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Unity doesn't work on VNC server under 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I find the Unity destkop in vnc4server never works as it did under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here is my ~/.vnc/xstartup for vnc4server: #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources ...
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Started tightvncserver on Ubuntu, but viewer complains about missing .xsession file

I've never used VNC before, although I used X11 about 25 years ago. I'm trying to set up a VNC connection between my Windows laptop and a box I ssh to from an external gateway. From my Win7 laptop, ...
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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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How to deny VNC access to a particular IP?

I just want to deny VNC access to particular IP addresses. Is it possible? If yes how to acheive this task?
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Assign VNC password using script

I am using a script to automatically set up a computer. I need to assign a password to the vnc server for the user, which is normally done using the vncserver command. However, it prompts for the user ...
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14.04 VNC xstartup file [closed]

I updated to 14.04 to do some testing, and now VNC is hosed. I installed gnome-classic to see if that helped but it did not. Here is my xstartup: !/bin/sh Uncomment the following two lines for normal ...
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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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How to diagnose a vnc-crashing problem?

Tightvnc server keeps crashing on my dedicated Ubuntu server. The Ubuntu Unity main desktop is unaffected, but the tightvnc server crashes and takes down any program that was running in its (xfce) ...
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VNC Mac to Ubuntu on Trusted Network

I am only interested in getting into my system on my LAN. I've got my firewall set up so that it blocks incoming packets that are not from the LAN. I can SSH into my Ubuntu machine but I can't VNC ...
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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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How do I secure vnc/desktop sharing? [duplicate]

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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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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how to make Chromium-browser start on vnc display?

I have started TightVNC Server on Lubuntu 12.04 via the command: tightvncserver -geometry 800x600 -depth 16 :2 The VNC server successfully started and I got this message: New 'X' desktop is ...
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Window manager looks weird in VNC or rdp

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I can log in lightdm successfully. But if I log in Ubuntu in remote client via VNC or Xrdp, the desktop is very weird. Please check the screen-shot below. I used ...
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Which free remote system such as VNC or similar is known to work on 14.04 cloud

Doing some trial and error :( on a linode. I've tried tightvnc but get a grey screen with the identical setup I used to use with 12.04. I ran with 12.04 and tightvnc successfully for about 2 years. ...