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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to copy/paste text from remote system?

I used to access a remote system via VNC viewer, but when I copy some text from the remote system and paste it in my text editor(local system), nothing happens. Do I need to install any additional ...
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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 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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How do I start the VNC server?

How can start the VNC server to make my desktop accessible?
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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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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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VNC remote doesn't work with Ubuntu?

I was wondering if anyone has a workaround for VNC remote not working with Ubuntu running compiz. From what I can tell it works if I disable compiz effects, but who's not a fan of eye candy? Anyway, ...
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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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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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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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display xubuntu desktop on android tablet

I want to use my android tablet as a secondary display for my Xubuntu laptop, not to mirror the laptop but as an additional desktop -- I do not need to drag windows from one to the other, and it is ...
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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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From Ubuntu, “Back to my Mac”

I have a Mac at home, and run Ubuntu at work. I'd like to be able to connect to my Mac in a similar way to how I had when I worked on a Mac. I have MobileMe so I used Back to My Mac (Apple's version ...
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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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Configuring graphical desktop on Linode VPS

I'm experimenting with using a Linode VPS as a development box for my Rails projects, so I'd like to set up a GUI environment to run a few basics, like Google Chrome for debugging. There is a pretty ...
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Pressing 'D' shows the desktop, how to disable?

How do I stop D from showing the Desktop? When I RDP (xrdp) or VNC (built-in or x11vnc, client-side UltraVNC), pressing 'D' shows the desktop. Please tell me how to remove this binding.
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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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How do I start x11vnc via bash script on startup, not login?

I have a server with Xubuntu 11.10 Desktop installed, and x11vnc. When on login screen I want x11vnc to start and to take some settings: Automatically set defined password Automatically accept ...
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blank screen with vnc server

On 10.04 LTS I was able to run vnc4server on display :1 and get a new desktop. This was great as I could work from home without people seeing what was on my screen (:0 was in a "locked screen" state). ...
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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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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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How can I change the default port of Remote Desktop (VNC)?

Let's say I went to: System > Preferences > Remote Desktop And enable Remote Desktop. Now let's say I have another machine on the network that is also running a VNC server. I want to VNC ...
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How do I secure vnc/desktop sharing?

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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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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how to remote desktop into server gui without logging into the console beforehand

ok so I want to use something like VNC or RDP to connect to my Ubuntu 12.04 14.04 LTS server after it has booted up and is displaying a login prompt without having to go to the console and actually ...
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VNC grey screen and start on boot 12.04

I have 12.04 LTS installed and I am trying to get VNC to work. I want to be able to connect to existing sessions, and have it start on boot. I followed this guide and have left a comment to try and ...
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How can I stream my screen to other computers?

I am looking for something like the TightVnc Projector but cross-platform and free if possible. I have seen stuff like iTALC but it was hard to setup on Windows and long-winded for what I need. all ...
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Creating .desktop file

I have tried to create a .desktop file to run vncviewer (tight vnc connecting to a mac). I have entered below into the file. [Desktop Entry] Version=x.y Name=VNCViewer Comment=This is my comment ...
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How to set up vnc server?

I want to set up a vncserver on my machine. I need each remote user to start separate session - so they see the login screen after connecting, log in, and so on - without interrupting another users. ...
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SSH and x11vnc with multiple users

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 workstation at home which I also use when I'm at work. My girlfriend also uses it when I'm at work. The arrangement is that I connect through ssh while she is physically working ...
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x11vnc much slower than Xvnc + how to get a Xubuntu session manually

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 on a headless server inside a VMware virtual machine. I'd prefer using x11vnc over Xvnc in order to use LightDM and the X server started by LightDM (and login using ...
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Setting up VNC via Putty Ubuntu 10.4.2 LTS

I have just setup my server with ubuntu desktop, after running the sudo apt-get install-desktop, and rebooting I now want to login to the dektop remotely, from my Windows PC. How do I enable remote ...
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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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Disable Control+Alt+End

Background In xfce4, pressing Ctrl+Alt+End hotkey cycles to the next workspace. The settings for this can be displayed from the command line using: xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | ...
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Can I run my full Ubuntu Unity desktop on my Windows machine using X?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13 Desktop edition on a second PC on my desk, which has one small monitor. For work reasons my primary machine must be Windows(7), and it has multiple monitors, of ...
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how to start VNC service remotely without first logging into Ubuntu 12.04 locally

I tried the answers other similar queuest in Ask Ubuntu, but didn't get it to work. I reboot Ubuntu 12.04. I remote in using SSH, and do /usr/lib/vino/vino-server to start VNC service. UltraVNC ...
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Enable Autologin for Xvnc/XDMCP? [closed]

Version: Ubuntu 9.10 How I do to enable automatic login in Xvnc/XDMCP? Im in the process of setting up a Xvnc kiosk, which will be a terminal server hosting multiple kiosk machines under separate ...
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Missing icons for headless Xfce session via VNC

I've set up a new server running a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 13.04. I've installed xubuntu-desktop and tightvnc. My ~/.vnc/xstartup configuration file contains the following: #!/bin/sh ...
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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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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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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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How can I start an Xvnc server at boot?

I used to have a Xvnc server that was running at boot on my Ubuntu 9.04 OS and I would like to do the same with 11.10. The procedure I followed at the time was this one. There was some configuration ...
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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 ...