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I've had success remotely logging in over a local network using xrdp. http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=5382 As per suggestion, here's more detail on how to install and use xrdp including some customisation. Example uses LXDE, adjust to taste... XRDP install/config Install XRDP and LXDE desktop. sudo apt-get install xrdp lxde Ensure a suitable keyboard ...


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Access throught ssh If you want a terminal access to your laptop, you can use SSH. For that, you need to install ssh server on your laptop and have an ssh client on your Windows machine. On you laptop, install ssh server (and client) sudo apt-get install ssh On your windows machine, you can use a tool like putty. If you need an access to transfert file, ...


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Check out this post and double check the configuration of the remote system allows vnc connections: setup Remmina for remote desktop connection In order to be able to use Remmina, you need first to activate certain options of the "Desktop Sharing" screen (Bash -> Desktop Sharing) on both computers: On the Desktop Sharing Preferences: ...


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This does not directly answer your question but is the much easier solution. The easiest solution here is to just cover up the IR receiver - the IR beams won't be able to penetrate tape or paper put over the IR sensor. That saves the headache of actually having to disable the sensor in system settings or by blacklisting drivers you may later want.


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I can suggest http://www.eezupnp.de/ - simple nice and easy. Supports playlists. Plays files directly from a hard disk. I use it all the time.


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There's couple of solutions. Ubuntu comes with Remina, remote desktop client, which I've never used, so someone else will cover that. Alternative to that frequently (if not mostly) used for remote connections is ssh. Let's say your home computer is going to be server. It will need to have open-ssh installed , so before you can connect , do sudo apt-get ...


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You can use VNC which can be installed (server version) on the remote computer. Meanwhile, I would recommand you setting an SSH tunnel, since VNC is all but secure ! Teamviewer also supports Linux. There is a free version, which works great on Ubuntu and Windows computers (both ways !)


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No, to connect via ssh you need a ssh server, and ssh is command line only. I tried starting a desktop environment via ssh. It didn't worked.


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"behind-the-scenes uses CLI tools" is not a valid concept. Just adding a layer of interpretation between the user and the system calls adds no security. Any X Windows program respects its $DISPLAY environment variable. You can set up a tunnel for the X protocol FROM the X client on the server TO the X server on your remote management system (man ssh), and ...



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