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

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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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What is the default VNC server included?

By default, there is an application installed in Ubuntu that allows for remote desktop connections over VNC. The application shows up with the name Desktop Sharing in the Unity dock. What is the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to connect to login screen on console session via VNC or RDP?

Following the instructions from Use xrdp to connect to desktop session, I've set up xrdp/vino so that if I'm logged on at the console, I can remote in and share the desktop. However, my question is ...
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x11vnc and screen help

hello all i am asking once again for a little help. here is my question i am trying to run a x11vnc the thing is i want it to be launched with a service command but not at startup and as well i want ...
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No monitor 12.04 LTS change Resolution VNC [duplicate]

I have a box, that runs Ubuntu 12.04. I connect it with a VNC client. It always go down to the default resolution because I don't have a monitor connected. Is there any way I can change the resolution ...
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No login box for xrdp

I am trying to connect to my Linux desktop using RDP from a Windows 7 laptop. I have installed XRDP and this is running. Connecting using RDP client in Windows brings up a blank screen with no login ...
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Port forwarding using SSH with different users: how to debug connection problems?

I have a server setup up with Ubuntu 12.10. Got everything working nicely except for one thing: SSH port forwarding. I use the following command to forward some VNC server to my PC: ssh -L ...
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Blank screen when trying to connect to VNC

I've installed on my VPS machine VNC-GNOME to remote access the graphical system so I've my Ubuntu (V 13.10) and I did this steps but I'm getting blank screen every time I'm trying to login This is ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 position of remote cursor (teamviewer, x11vnc) does not change

I am using Xubuntu 13.10 and want to remotely access this machine. Everything works fine except that the mouse courser position doesn't change on the remote system if I move it on the server machine ...
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Log into Ubuntu from my Mac over VNC

OK. Using SSL/SSH Viewer and tapping in the IP address, I can fully screen share my MAC Mini which is upstairs, in fact, I'm writing this question right now in the OSX environment on my Laptop screen ...
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Tight VNC Server, Ubutu 12.10 and unity desktop

I've done the following but all I get in VNC Viewer is a blank orange screen, any help appreciated. apt-get -y install ubuntu-desktop tightvncserver adduser vnc passwd vnc echo "vnc ALL=(ALL) ...
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Want to access work computer: ssh and GUI or VNC

The title says it all: I have a workstation at work (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and I want to access it from my home laptop (also running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). I already do it via SSH, but would now like a GUI. ...
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Multiple users over VNC - lightdm

I'm a student and I have access to a pretty powerful machine in the University lab. I've been trying to allow my roommates to remotely login to my machine on an account that I've created so that they ...