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 from the desktop they're viewing locally? Is there a way I can view the desktop that they are viewing as well?

I can login on one of the pc in the office by using tightvnc and use that pc again to login on the linux pc by entering ipaddress:1 on tightvnc

I tried ipaddress:0 but it said that the machine actively refused it but if i do ipaddress:1 i can access it.

It would really help me bigtime if I can view the desktop that they are viewing. Thank You

  • What VNC server are you using? Is sharing enabled for the session you's like to view remotely?
    – Takkat
    Jul 30 '14 at 18:15
  • i'm using tightvnc 2.7.10. how can i know if sharing is enabled on tightvnc?
    – hearmeroar
    Jul 30 '14 at 18:16

You can have a look at http://www.xrdp.org/. You can remotely log into your ubuntu machine if you have xrdp installed on it.

You can install it with

sudo apt-get install xrdp
  • i installed this and tried to access it via remote desktop using windows but i don't see anything on the screen
    – hearmeroar
    Jul 30 '14 at 17:12
  • What version of Ubuntu do you have? Maybe your company firewall is blocking the connection. xrdp is known to work fine.
    – Arkantos
    Jul 30 '14 at 17:13
  • yea i tried to install xrdp on our other raspberry pi and i can access the desktop fine. i'll find out what version were using and get back to you
    – hearmeroar
    Jul 30 '14 at 17:33
  • we are using ubuntu 14.04
    – hearmeroar
    Jul 30 '14 at 18:11
  • when i use xrdp to remote to it i can connect and when i enter the username and password it just shows me a blank screen
    – hearmeroar
    Jul 30 '14 at 18:14

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