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

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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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Install dropbox over browser VNC

I want to install dropbox, but I only have access to firefox over VNC.
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where is more documentation about vino-server?

About vino-server, which pops up in my firewall, I found only little here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers#vino What is vino-server doing more else in VNC ? Is vino-server necessary, ...
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What is vnc4server configuration file for Ubuntu 13.04?

I need vnc4server configuration file (xstartup) for Ubuntu 13.04 for both Gnome 3.8 and Unity, so it fixes the grey screen problem.
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How to install vnc server so I can have complete control on my Ubuntu Server?

I installed ubuntu server 12.04. I installed gnome desktop on that (GUI essential for my purpose). Now I want to control the server remotely. I tried following things and not very successful : ...
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VNC drops connection to Ubuntu

When connecting to my server using TightVNC viewer the connection fails after a short time. Usually i get the message "Connection has been gracefully closed", but sometimes the error is some socket ...
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tunneling x11vnc through ssh on a non standard port to ubuntu computer tightvnc

I have been stuck with setting up my virtual desktop on my ubuntu laptop. I am running ubuntu to ubuntu with x11vnc I start the process on my laptop as follows: " ssh -L5904:localhost:5900 -p Port ...
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Is it possible to connect to pcanywhere host?

Is there any way to connect to a pcanywhere host on a windows machine from Ubuntu 13.04? I would rather use a native linux program instead of installing pcanywhere on my machine with wine.
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 remote desktop access

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server at home with GUI running. It does many things, like Apache virtual hosts (several WordPress sites hosted for me and my mates), Samba server, Mini DLNA server and some ...
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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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Trouble getting TightVNC to display screen

Whenever I open a TightVNC client on my Ubuntu box, I get this: What might cause what I'm seeing here?
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New remote X session with x11vnc [duplicate]

I like to know how, if possible to remotely log into a brand new X session using a tunneled x11vnc e.g., after reboot? I've just recently upgraded ubuntu 13.04 and have only managed remote desktop vnc ...
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Connecting through Remmina to X11VNC Server

This puzzles me: I'm trying to connect through Remmina Remote Desktop Client to a X11vnc is a remote desktop server. Both computers are running Linux, are online through a standard home DSL ...
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VNC grey screen after upgrade to ubuntu 13.04

The grey screen on a remote VNC session had been succesfully fixed for my 12.10 version by editing the .vnc/xstartup file as in the 12.04 related discussion in this forum. After an upgrade to Ubuntu ...
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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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XRDP with Finnish keyboard?

How I can get Finnish keyboard layout to work with XRDP?
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vnc using lightdm and x11vnc disconnects immediately after valid login

starting with a precise 64-bit server install, I configured the following; sudo apt-get install lightdm x11vnc sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm in /etc/init/x11vnc.conf, I placed; start on ...
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access with vino without ask me permissions

i have ubuntu 12.10. how I can access my computer remotely with vino, without ask me permissions on the server? I need something like LogMeIn, or how i can stop vino asking me for permissions?
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Run single application with vnc

I would like to run an application on a remote ubuntu machine using vnc. Currently I have to ssh into the remote machine and run x11vnc Run vinagre locally Start the application in the vinagre vnc ...
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Colours/Background messed up in VNC Viewer

I've set up vncserver on my new build and I can connect using RealVNC VNC Viewer, however the colours are a bit off and it looks kind of awful. See this screenshot: What can I do to put this right? ...
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VNC Viewer on Firefox web

I want to be able to connect VNC Viewer with Firefox using the IP number and the password from the computer that I want to see the desktop! The problems is: I just can't. What do I have to install, ...
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Allowing VNC only for specific MAC Address?

I just want to allow only for a specific MAC Address(es) to have VNC to my Ubuntu 12.10. This would be pretty cool, because I think if I use password authentication + MAC Filter = safe. I saw I could ...
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VNC Server not asking for user-auth

I have setup my VNC Server on Ubuntu 12.04 following this guide. It all works fine, but what I would like it to do is upon connection prompt the user VNCing to login. At the moment I am auto-logged on ...
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Getting a blue wallpaper screen with no desktop bars

I just got a linus VPS after like 6-7 months. I installed a clean copy of 11.10, and then used this tutorial to install ubuntu-desktop and get a VNC connection going: ...
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How to connect on VNC client to non-default display (:1)

Context I'm working with a friend to run a virtual machine on a remote server and connect to it using VNC. As he already have one VM on the :0 display, he put mine on the :1 display. Issue I ...
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How can I prevent the screen from going black in vnc when inactive?

When I'm using VNC, the screen goes black after an inactivity for around 2 seconds. If I move the mouse or press a key the screen goes back however this is very annoying. I have KDE 4.10 on both ...
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VNC wont connect to my server [closed]

This is probably the weirdest problem I have encountered yet. I use Ubuntu desktop as a server host to the Virtualbox software. I do not change Ubuntu more than that I install nfs , samba, ddclient ...
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Qemu KVM VNC Support

Do I need to install a special package to get the VNC support ? I installed: sudo apt-get install kvm qemu-kvm qemu-kvm-extras Everything works fine, I only get no VNC server up and running, ...
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Change port for Desktop sharing in Ubuntu 12.10

I was looking to change the port in Ubuntu 12.10 for Desktop sharing. I,ve done it before but have since clean installed and can't remember where to change it. It was an interface similar to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 VNC Server with Java Client

I'm trying to setup a machine that I can admin remotely using VNC and I'm a tad stuck The particulars: These machines are inaccessible after they've been setup and as I need to set up a lot of ...
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Can you sign in (Desktop 12.10) user via SSH?

I am away from my Ubuntu machine and was working on it via VNC. I had to sign out of a user account and I lost my Ubuntu VNC connection. I am assuming the VNC server is not running since Ubuntu is ...
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Can you design buttons on a Ubuntu/Android tablet that is to be used as a virtual keyboard for your desktop?

Running out of buttons After using Autohotkey for remapping, I soon didn't have enough keyboard buttons to attach macros or scripts to them, so I'd have to make new scripts that use the same button. ...
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How to connect to a machine behind a firewall using VNC?

I am trying to connect to my computer in laboratory from home. I have installed Remmina on my laptop home and X11VNC server on the computer in the lab. When I have the laptop in the laboratory I can ...
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Remote desktop solution working with Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity (3D)?

I'm trying to install a remote desktop solution on some clients using Ubuntu with Unity (3D). I've uninstalled Unity2d because it behaves not very well. Xrdp won't work, only the wallpaper is shown. ...
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I cannot copy and paste between window and ubuntu with LXDE desktop

I installed VNC in the VPS with Ubuntu OS, then I installed LXDE desktop. I remoted to the desktop of VPS via VNC, then I tried to copy between my Windows computer and the VPS, but it did not work. ...
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Resize VNC screen

I would like to be able to resize a VNC session, where the Ubuntu 12.10 server is running with the default VNC server by selecting "Allow other users to view your desktop" and "Allow other users to ...
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How can I Start X11VNC automatically on my PC?

I have a spare computer that I want to remote desktop control from my Windows 7 PC in my room. I got it to run and I used TightVNC to view and control it. My real issue is getting it to run ...
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How to work remotely on Windows 8 from Ubuntu 10.04

How can I work remotely on Windows 8 machine from my Ubuntu 10.04 PC? Is there any guide how to set up remote desktop and VNC this way? (I don't want to use TeamViewer).
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Help: cannot install a gz package on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit

I am a new Ubuntu user. I'm trying to install a package in a file called VNC-Viewer-5.0.3-Linux-x86.gz. I keep having problems. The package is in my folder: ...
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Remote desktop from Windows to Ubuntu

The only monitor I have is one of those crt huge dinosaurs. I want to access my ubuntu machine from my windows laptop. I have tried a few VNC programs already and I cant get it to work. Any tips? Or ...
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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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Will Ubuntu remove vnc in favor of freenx?

I haved tried out some of the remote control options and to me VNC feels old and slow. Is there any chance Ubuntu will work with NX Server and bundle FreeNX and completely remove VNC as a core ...
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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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using x11 forwarding with ssh and vnc?

I am working on a remote cluster via ssh with the -X option, because I need to visualize data and graphs, over a vpn protocol. Sometime due to the instability of the internet connection I lose my ...
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Authentication Failure when using any VNC Viewer (Windows) with VNC Server on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm new to VNC on Linux and have been following these general instructions to try connect to my Ubuntu 12.04 VPS and view the Linux GUI, but have been getting authentication failure messages when ...
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Stop unity from being used in VNC sessions

If I do not want the unity launcher to be used in VNC sessions (:2, :3, :4, etc.) is there a way to force all my VNC sessions to be gnome classic? I log into my system (12.04) using the "gnome ...
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Boot without monitor [closed]

I'm building a home media server for storing and streaming photos, video and music to other devices on my home network (and maybe hosting a few personal websites). I've bought the kit, assembled it, ...
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Can't connect (ssh, ftp,… timeout) to one computer on LAN (ping possible)

Since I've had a laptop (A), I've been trying to connect it with my Desktop PC (B) via router in a LAN, problem is (B) won't even answer any request aside from a ping. I've tried ssh, ftp, vnc, samba, ...
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Can I connect to a specific workspace via VNC?

I am running XBMC on my Ubuntu. But from time to time, I have to VNC into my system to do some maintenance. I then have to minimize my XBMC first. Can I connect to another workspace instead? ...
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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 ...