I use Chrome Remote Desktop to access a computer from another. Both are running Lubuntu 18.04 and latest Google Chrome browsers.

In one computer, I added the other computer in Chrome Remote Desktop addon in Google Chrome, so I can access the remote desktop of the other computer by selecting it. Then what I get is an "empty" desktop different from the current desktop on the other computer, with some error messages (see below).

  • Why do I get the error messages?
  • How can I access the current desktop on the other computer?


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  • Do you insist on using Google Remote Desktop, or are you open to other solutions? – Organic Marble Jun 24 at 17:09
  • I do not insist on it. I like to know other options. I also like to know how to use it, in case I miss anything to use its feature. – Tim Jun 24 at 17:16
  • On my Lubuntu machines I use vino-server on the remote machine and remmina on the client. These are more or less the standard Lubuntu tools for this purpose. – Organic Marble Jun 24 at 18:08
  • Setup instructions here: help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers – Organic Marble Jun 24 at 18:16
  • Can you use Vino across the internet? I think that is where Chrome Remote Desktop excels? – Tim Jun 24 at 18:18

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