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

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VNC across the internet through SSH tunnel to another machine on LAN?

My family often gets me to help them with computery things that they can't do themselves, but this has become difficult as I've moved to another city to study at university. I managed to set up a ...
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How to configure a password for LightDM VNC connection

I have ubuntu 14.04, and am using lightdm. I want to login to the machine from another (windows) computer using VNC. By using the following /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf I get a VNC server, but when I try ...
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View ubuntu local desktop remotely

I'm just wondering we have linux ubuntu installed on one of our pc in the office and we use tightvnc to view it and I'm working remotely. How come the desktop I view from the tightvnc is different ...
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vnc - black and white hatching

I'm trying to use tightvnc viewer on my windows machine to login to my ubuntu pc. I'm running vncserver on ubuntu. I can login ok but all I see is black and white hatching. Any ideas?
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Can't connect to computer via VNC running x11vnc

I've got a desktop computer and a laptop, both running Ubuntu 14.04. The desktop has x11vnc installed on it and my laptop has Remmina. My desktop also has SSH running on it. I want to use Remmina to ...
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How do I use multiple laptops as external display over network?

I have a relatively powerful computer (8gb ram, 64bit, quad core) and I can easily drive three monitors, my tv over hdmi, my 17 inch hd internal laptop display, and an external hd display. I have ...
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Problem with x11vnc in Xubuntu / multiple windows

I configured a VNC server with x11vnc and I can connect to it from tightvncviewer. However, I get multiple windows as in the picture What option do I need to correct this? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. ...
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Is is possible to have one computer rendering screen and providing CPU-RAM for 2 or 3 other computers that act as client, rendering the output?

I have several computers with 2 and 4 GB RAM, not upgradeable anymore, with decent 1080p monitors that in terms of CPU are starting to show their age. My job is basically office desktop usage. I do ...
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SSH onto new Ubuntu 14.04 server

This is my first server I have set up and I used ubuntu 14.04 to run it. I opted not to use the server install because the regular ubuntu was easier to setup. Now I wanted to make the server ...
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novnc error unrecognized service on ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to do the setup for openstack. I installed novnc but when i try the command "service novnc restart" i get the error "novnc : unrecognized service". What should I do ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Sharing (VNC) encryptiom / auth problem

I know this has been discussed, but I can not find a permanent fix. I enabled desktop sharing, unchecked "manually approve every access", set a password, and I'm trying from the local network, or via ...
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Black screen when accessing Ubuntu remote host via VNC and vino-server

I have a headless server and I am trying to setup a VNC connection in order to access it with a GUI. Now I have only root access via ssh. I have followed most of the instructions given here Enable ...
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Gnome problem with 14.04

I got an install of 14.04 Server on my VPS. I then installed the GUI with: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop, then installed VNC with vnc4server. Now I have this really, bugged gray screen instead ...
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unable to make two ubuntu machines interact after connecting with synergy?

I have ubuntu 14.04, and synergy 1.4.12 on both machines. I was able to make them connect (was not straight forward tho). I created the same hotkey to switch to "left" machine, on both server and ...
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What is X11rdp?

I have been using xrdp for sometime now (along with vnc4server) and I think I understand high-level overview of its working as described here. xrdp allows to communicate with RDP protocol and uses ...
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All dimentions for vncserver geometry

I would like to figure out all the screen sizes supported by xterm geometry. Is there a command by which I can list all supported sizes. currently in my xstartup script I provide the line xterm ...
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Getting lock screen using VNC

Using xubuntu 14.04, connecting to the headless machine through VNC. xvnc4 is auto-started and it's all fine. But when connecting with the VNC password I would like to get the login screen, or at ...
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Space does not work in VNC mode

I'm accessing my computer via VNC using the TightVNC Server and Mac OS X Screen Sharing application as a client, but for some reason the 'space' key does not work at all. All the other keyboard keys ...
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vnc not connecting from some networks

while not strictly a Ubuntu problem I am using ubuntu 12.04 with a vnc connection into a raspberry pi which, I understand are both debian based, so I hope you don't mind this slight deviation.... I ...
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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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VNC connection in Ubuntu 14.04 disconnects my wifi

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a ASUS vivoPC-60. When I installed it I had a few problems with the embedded wireless, it wouldn't see any networks, but after a reinstall, I had no more problems of that ...
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How to log in as a root from TightVNC

I followed How To Install Apache Tomcat on Ubuntu 12.04 and installed VNC Server on my remote machine, but now when I log in through TightVNC it logs in as a VNC user. How do I instead log in as root? ...
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VNC Server Security

First, we need to make sure VNC server only listens on localhost. What is the meaning of this line will it listen remote connection when we onfigure it to listen localhost only? Recommended ...
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How to run VNC Server on Ubuntu

I am trying to run VNC Server on my remote machine and installed VNC Server with the help of this link. I have done everything up to step 3 and am now trying step 4, but in my machine I do not get: ...
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Can I reduce the pixel size on my VNC window?

A little hard to explain this, but I am wondering if I can create a miniature VNC window so that it's less visible to people looking over my shoulder. Ideally, this would retain the same pixel size ...
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How do I install KDE on Ubuntu server?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (64 bit) server with no GUI. Can anyone tell me how do I install KDE on it? Will that command be okay? apt-get install kubuntu-desktop -y startx Or something else has to ...
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Using Vinagre With Multiple Computers

I have got multiple computers that I want to connect to. They're all in my local area network. I don't want to write their IP addresses all the time. I'm looking for an easier way to connect them. ...
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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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remote-desktop using Real VNC Viewer from MacBook Pro to Ubuntu

I'm using Real VNC Viewer to control an Ubuntu Server (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, running standard remote desktop). Conneting my MacBook Pro is working well and the remote Screen is displayed - but my Mac side ...
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Ubuntu not display the remote desktop properly?

I am using: PuTTY [release 0.63] TightVNC Viewer for windows [version 2.7.10] windows server 2012 r2 on Windows Azure. To connect remote desktop of my Ubuntu machine on windows azure [Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 @ VPS - Gnome GUI doesn't show in vnc

So i've had this problem for weeks now and my host can't help me out and linked me to this thread: No desktop showing in Ubuntu 13.04 via VNC on a VPS I've did everything it says in there but then i ...
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.Xauthority VS vnc server

On a 14.04 system I was installing VNC server with: apt-get install vnc4server -y --force-yes My problem is that each time I run vncserver it is locking my .Xauthority file in Home directory ...
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Logging onto work VPN using linux

I am new to linux. I was using windows for years now ,and my work from home was done by using vnc viewer. I use vnc to log into an linux system. Now I am using a linux system , is there any way i can ...
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VNC into ubuntu 12.04 from windows upon boot without monitor, keyboard

on ubuntu, i enabled Desktop Sharing, and VNC to ubuntu from windows 7 is working great. But, I need to be able to log into ubuntu upon reboot, without keyboard and monitor. So, I followed this ...
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Access Ubuntu from xp by remote desktop [duplicate]

I want to access 14.04 via remote desktop from xp. I installed vnc4server on my 14.04 system following this guide. Now what to do afterwards? Do I need to install some thing on xp? vnc client for xp? ...
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chromebook to ubunt 12.04 through xrdp

When i try to connect to my Ubuntu machine using the VNC app for my chromebook. The connection is denied unless i connect to Ubuntu through anther device ie windows machine or my android rdp app. I am ...
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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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Access Xephyr session twice

Ok ; so I've got a gnome-session running on Xephyr flawlessly . What I need is to access that session from another Xephyr window , meaning I get two windows showing the exact same display (as if I was ...
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VNC from samsung chromebook to ipad?

I have a Samsung Chromebook series 3 with an ARM processor, I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and am trying to use VNC for the 1st time to display to my iPad. I'm a noob with Ubuntu. On PC I've used ...
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VNC gray screen problem

I just upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04 and now I'm having VNC connection problems. At first I was getting "Connection closed unexpectedly" but then I modified the .vnc/xstartup file based on several ...
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Remote desktop doesn't works after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I worked for many years with ubuntu nas server. Now last week I updated my server from 13:10 to 14:04. That in itself went well except Remote Desktop. The server is in the attic and I control it ...
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How to share current desktop through tightvnc

Is it possible to share my current desktop in ubuntu 14.04 with tightvnc and connect and control it using an android app (vnc viewer). I have installed tightvncserver and am able to connect with vnc ...
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Connect to sftp/ssh via nautilus during a VNC session

Im having an issues where I cannot connect to an sftp/ssh server via nautilus/files during a VNC session. When I am standing at the terminal it works just fine! But over VNC I get an error stating ...
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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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Wanting to set up a VNC connection between my Linux Laptop and Windows desktop

So I recently received a new laptop and loaded up ubuntu on it. I take it with me to class so I can work on my projects away from my desk at home. However, I was hoping I could find a way to be able ...
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Missing password-asking dialog popup on session via VNC-SSH

I've almost got to have a remote Ubuntu Desktop working exactly as id it was a local session, but still can't solve a little issue wich is driving me crazy. I have a remote machine with Ubuntu ...
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Screen Sharing a Single Application

I'm curious if there is a way to share a single application window with another machine without sharing my entire desktop? Perhaps there is some way to virtually create a new display and place my ...
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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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Getting grey hash screen when using RDP into my server

I've just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 - this is my first ever outing with Linux; this may well be a simple question.... :) (on a different note, i LOVE this apt-get stuff!) I have installed the ...
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VPN Connection only for specific service or port

I rented a Virtual Machine and i want to use an VPN Service inside for privacy like Hidemyass & Co. I connect to the VM via VNC, but everytime i switch on the VPN in the VM the VNC connection ...