Questions tagged [remote-access]

the process of accessing a system remotely, over the network. eg via vnc or ssh.

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Access switch from Router

I am using home router for several year of D-Link. Now I am Learning Networking. From several years, I haveknown gateway router is 192.168.1.1/192.168.0.1. From this address I can access my router ...
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Remote Desktop from Windows onto Ubuntu 22.04 takes me to a XRDP login then a blank screen

I'm trying to get the Remote Desktop feature working on Ubuntu (Desktop) 22.04, but I can't seem to connect to my Ubuntu desktop from a Windows (10) PC. I'm using these instructions: https://help....
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How to operate a remote laptop?

I need to support a person's remote Ubuntu laptop, from my Ubuntu desktop. I need the ability to use my desktop to access the remote laptop and take control of the laptop: install apps; invoke apps; ...
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Is there a way to switch to a user of a remote machine like normal user?

I am planning to use a Raspberry Pi as my secondary pc(Ubuntu). Like how I switch to users on my primary machine(Ubuntu 20.04 ) navigating to the top bar, clicking on the Power Icon then selecting ...
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VNC not working when Desktop Sleep [duplicate]

I need to use VNC client on an Ubuntu Desktop. When the machine is not sleep, I do VNC. But it is sleep, and I try to connect with VNC, it will say the machine is not up. Is there a method that allow ...
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When connecting with xrdp connection crashes/closes [from w10 to u20.04]?

If I installing xrdp and use Windows (I also tried different devices) RDP to connect it crashes. If I have Xfce installed it connects normally and force uses it over gnome/default envoirnment and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04. How do I set up a virtual/dummy monitor so that I can use NoMachine without a monitor plugged in?

I am running the NoMachine Client on my windows 10 desktop and my server on my Ubuntu machine. I want to use NoMachine to remote control this server but I can't unless a monitor is plugged in.
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Allow different users to connect to a ssh server (openSSH)

I'm new at this: I'm trying to set up a ssh server on my personal computer with openSSH. So far, I was able to connect to my server through my computer and also from a different computer in the same ...
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Remote debugging of java maven project on Raspberry Pi using Eclipse IDE: Handshake error

I am trying to configure the Eclipse IDE (2021-09 (4.21.0)) on Ubuntu 20.04 to remote debug java applications on a RaspberryPi. I followed multiple 'tutortials' (link1, link2). With the combination of ...
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xrdp "window manager exited quickly"

I'm trying to remote on to Ubuntu (21.10) from Windows 7. I read a few web pages, which suggested to install xrdp, so I did. I'm not an expert on this topic. From Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection, ...
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Setting up a reverse SSH tunnel to access remote ubuntu pc from windows

My work desktop is an Ubuntu, and I'm trying to access it from home through a Windows laptop. Something like TeamViewer doesn't work, since these kinds of remote access options are blocked by the ...
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Connect two PCs over Internet

Suppose I have 2 PCs running linux (say, Ubuntu 20.04). One of them is mine, other one belongs to a person who lives in another city district. These are ordinary PCs: they both access Internet through ...
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How to use local camera in remote server

Using ssh enabled remote server(Linux). For accessing the remote server from my windows PC, already enabled tunnel & X11 Forwarding (as I am using Jupiter notebook for video processing). By using ...
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Seeking an "operator present" indication for a remote system accessed over ssh

An elderly relative uses a Ubuntu 18.04 + LXDE desktop, mostly just for internet browsing and to play a few word games. They rarely shut the PC down...last time I checked, it had been turned on for ...
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ssh to a remote terminal and bypassing dotrc files

I want to rapidly execute a remote command using ssh, for example ls -al /path/to/myfile. Unfortunately, I'm using tcsh rather than bash. My .cshrc file is quite long and slow, so I'd like to bypass ...
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Control PC from Android phone?

I always wanted to control my Linux PC via my smartphone, and found a way to do it. It's called CRC Remote. I could have several profiles with buttons, and on the press of one it would run the ...
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XDCMP for controlling desktop

Can XDCMP be used to view the current user session / desktop? I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 21.04 and have modified my /etc/gdm3/custom.conf file so the xdmcp section looks like [xdmcp] Enable=true Port=...
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Problems occur when Win10 remote control Ubuntu 20

I use vnc viewer(RealVNC) to connnect Ubuntu20. Win10 can connect to Ubuntu, but the interface is completely stuck, unable to activate the mouse and keyboard. Or they are activated but Ubuntu has no ...
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How to use my laptop camera with SSH using my PC?

My PC and laptop are both connected to the same router, and I would like to turn the laptop camera and have it live feed on my PC. My PC using Ubuntu 20.04 and Laptop Elementary OS6.
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Access denied by PAM account configuration despite configured access.conf and updated /etc/shadow

I've been setting up a PAM configuration for sshd, and as of now /etc/pam.d/sshd stands like this: # Custom PAM config for sshd # Disallow login if /etc/nologin exists, inherited from old sshd config ...
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Can't get Chrome remote desktop working on Linux

I need to be able to connect to computer running Lubuntu 20.04 with Chrome remote desktop. I have installed it with dpkg -i. After adding a couple of required dependencies it has set up smoothly. Then ...
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Logged into remote server with key but can't upload file with scp

New to Ubuntu, I logged into my institution's remote server having generated a private/public key pair. I was set up with a username after sending the administrator the public key. I should have been ...
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Unable to install PCoIP Client

I am new to Ubuntu, and I am attempting to install PCoIP Software Client in Ubuntu 20.04. But, I am getting the following error. sudo wget -O teradici-repo-latest.deb https://downloads.teradici.com/...
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Cheated by a friend using remote login

Me and my flatmate connect over the same network. Recently, I brought a new PC. Since I didn't want to spend money on Windows, I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it. Since my friend knew way more about ...
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How to connect to a server via 2 Jump host servers ? (For SSH and File transferring)

I currently use Mobaxterm on top of Wine for this task. But Mobaxterm runs very slowly in my Ubuntu 20.4 VM and most of the time, it gets stuck. Is there any other easy solution for SSH and File ...
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Unable to remote connect to Ubuntu system after Idle time in local network

Running Ubuntu desktop (personal use) as a server to host applications (Apache2) and Files I usually connect to the Ubuntu system through Browser or WinSCP or SSH or WebDAV/CalDAV or from Android and ...
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Bash script how to run a command remotely and then exit the remote terminal

I'm trying to execute the command: ssh nvidia@ubuntu-ip-address "/opt/ads2/arm-linux64/bin/ads2 svcd &" This works so far except that it hangs in the remote terminal when "/opt/ads2/...
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Create Symbolic link into Gnome's online account --googleDrive?

I have a question to ask, how can I create a symbolic link into the drive's path from my local directory? In the past, I've done it using the OpenDive package, but never tried with gnome's online ...
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Extend laptop using a raspberry pi

I have a laptop running on Ubuntu 20.04 that only have one HDMI port and no thunderbolt one and I would like to add a third monitor to my configuration. I thought about using a raspberry pi as a ...
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Remote SSH disabled after each reboot - Sharing

I have a desktop installation of Ubuntu 20.04 with X11. I have installed SSHD, and enabled Remote Login in the Sharing page of Settings in the Desktop. Then it works to SSH into the machine from a ...
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Easy remote control for Ubuntu

All our workstations are Ubuntu 18.04.5. Currently, to connect from home, employees use X2GO. Problem is, there are complains about it crashing, getting stuck, being un-intuitive, and not having the ...
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Access Ubuntu 20.04 remotely from Windows 10 on the same computer

I have installed both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 on the same computer with dual boot option, and it works fine. Can I access Ubuntu remotely from the same computer after logging into Windows? I came ...
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Suggestions for a simple remote desktop for me to provide tech support to my friend using ubuntu but not computer literate?

I am seeking suggestions and recommendations for an Open Source remote desktop server and client that will enable me to provide tech support to my friend who uses ubuntu for basic email and web ...
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How to make PROFTPD files accessiable through internet

I am new in Linux/ubuntu. I created a Proftpd server and configured it all. When I tried to access in local(ftp://127.0.0.1) with username and password, I am able to see and download files. I want ...
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Get output command from multiple machines simultaneously

I have multiple machines on the same LAN, and I would like to get the top/nvidia-smi status of all machines in a single command, E.g by dispatching nvidia-smi-all from one of the machines. The output ...
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ssh public key problem: /usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: ERROR: No identities found

I have two users each with their own computers running Ubuntu. I want to remotely access one of them (say the desktop server) from the other one (say the client pc). I'm trying to enable public key ...
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Remotely kill a running process in an Ubuntu system with no space left

EDIT I had to go to the console and reboot, as it was unresponsive to any command. I am trying to ssh to an Ubuntu 18.04 server, and it is unresponsive. But it responds to ping. I suspect it has a ...
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Making Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 accessible from the outside?

I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 on my parents computer but want to be able to administrate it from the outside (install updates, fix issues etc). I need to view the main desktop (:0), not create ...
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Anydesk: Black screen issue

I am facing one weird issue since yesterday. As and when I am trying to connect to remote machine, I am getting this black screen. Not sure why is it happening. Any help would be great.
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Remote connection to my server is very slow

I entered the world of self-hosting last week: I installed Ubuntu Server 20.04 on an old PC, installed Nextcloud on it and tried to use it as a “Google Drive alternative”. I configured it properly so ...
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X11VNC When open VNC connection my desktop is being kind of duplicated

Pretty new to Linux, so my question might be a dummy one. I have ubuntu 20.10 on raspberry Pi 4 (8GB) with Desktop environment. Installed X11VNC and spent some time configuring it. After few hours ...
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Connection is immediately reset when trying to access server locally or remotely on ports 22 & 443

Edit please read: The `Samba` package seemed to be problematic for some reason (I don't use it). Removing this package got me one step closer to (hopefully!) the solution. Originally, connections to ...
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Connected through VNC with Xfce enviroment, Thunar doesn't open files. I can open them with Nautilus, but then, I can't "Open In Terminal"

So, basically what the title says. I finanlly achieved to connect to the desktop of my Uni but I can't open files with Thunar, and when I change the "preferred application" to Nautilus, I ...
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ssh no username

I am trying to write some scripts and I have noticed that I can login on servers without username. I have looked around and the answer was that both the localhost and the remote host should have the ...
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Remote access(headless) ubuntu desktop in first boot

I have raspberry pi 4. I had ubuntu server 20.04 on which from first boot i can have remote access(headless) . Now i have installed ubuntu desktop 20.10 . I have laptop with windows 10(but no separate ...
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Is there a way to power on remotely via SSH?

I'm new to Linux and get by with a few basic commands (SSH). I run minimserver on a raspberry pi running Ubuntu server. It works great! Every night I use sudo poweroff (using an iOS app called ...
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Is there any posssible way to remotely control my own android device using terminal?

Is there any posssible way to remotely control my own android device using terminal ? I will be using it for completely ethical purposes. I just want to control my android phone using terminal.
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VNC connection, xstartup?

I've setup two tunnels via a host with a public IP from my home computer, to my work computer: work$ ssh -R 5901:localhost:5901 public home$ ssh -L 5901:localhost:5901 public and when i connect by ...
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How to use Clonezilla + NAS to enable an Ubuntu server to clone itself only via remote access?

Is this (or something like it) feasible, and if so, what high-level procedure/config is needed to do it? The rig/setup Ubuntu Server 20.04 node1 has only one disk, which can be partitioned. Ubuntu is ...
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Unable to access the OpenStack VM

I installed microopenstack and unable to access the VM from my Laptop. Network IP's are: two builtin OpenStack network and my local network 192.168.18.0. ALI
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