The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

11
votes
1answer
4k views

Remote desktop over SSH reverse tunnel to replace TeamViewer

I want to open a remote desktop session from my laptop to desktop over my SSH (reverse) tunnel. That should be simple (or at least doable), right? Until now I've been using Team Viewer to log in to ...
7
votes
2answers
365 views

“supervisory” software for school rooms

In a schoolroom there are 15 machines + 1 the teacher's PC. All have ex.: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Are there any softwares that can be used on the teachers machine that can "audit" the students 15 PC? ...
6
votes
2answers
960 views

How to speed up X over fast connection ? (especially over ssh)

What are recommendations on speeding up X applications over local fast (gigabit) connections? (similar question for slow connections) Currently I'm running over ssh -Y, which is fine, but I wonder if ...
5
votes
1answer
248 views

Running programs over ssh

I am planning to log in to my college PC using ssh and run some simulations. These simulations take very long time, so I would like the relevant process to run longer than the ssh session (I want to ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

Install Desktop on Centos 6.3 remote server

Through our hosting provider, we can create servers running CentOS 6.3. However, these installs are meant to be used as servers that are accessed remotely. They do not come packaged with a GUI ...
4
votes
3answers
21k views

Enable remote desktop for Gnome from command line?

I am trying to set up some automation scripts to set up a Linux environment. I would like to enable remote desktop sharing without the user having to actually use the GUI to do so. My plan is to write ...
3
votes
3answers
732 views

HTML client for X11 ssh forwarding?

Not totally sure if this is the right place but here goes. I understand that you are able to use X11 to ssh to GUI's and view them, without the server having a full on GUI system running/installed ...
3
votes
2answers
487 views

remote desktop connection - similar to team viewer

I have a few different Desktop versions of Ubuntus (13.04, 12.04, Kubuntu,..) on different computers. I would like to manage all of them on a single computer via remote connection and be able to use ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

Make FreeRDP prompt user for username and password?

At the moment, I'm using the following command to start an FreeRDP session: $ sudo xfreerdp /v:farm.company.com /d:company.com \ /u:oshiro /p:oshiro_password /g:rds.company.com Works fine. ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

Example xfreerdp usage with clipboard plugin

FreeRDP 1.0.2 has an updated their parameter syntax for "better interoperability with Windows." I had a problem using the old syntax where the clipboard plugin only worked the first time I pasted, ...
3
votes
4answers
554 views

LAN only VNC help

GOAL: I have 2 computers in a LAN environment (I will refer to them as [computer A] and [computer B]) and I want to log into [computer B] via [computer A]. I have a VNC client on [computer A] Remote ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Accessing Linux server from Windows machine in graphical mode via SSH

I need to access one of my school Linux servers from my home computer that runs Windows. And I need to access graphical desktop (X server) on them remotely, not only shell. The problem includes 3 ...
3
votes
1answer
215 views

How to setup a KDE/Gnome-Remote-Server with CentOS 6

I am planning to setup a "terminalserver" for my *nix based administrators. I would like to have a number of users, either with gnome or with kde (based on their likings) who will connect to the ...
3
votes
1answer
638 views

Failed to check FreeRDP file descriptor

Using xfreerdp version 1.1.0: oshiro@debian:~$ xfreerdp --version This is FreeRDP version 1.1.0-beta1 (git n/a) oshiro@debian:~$ I am getting the following error message: oshiro@debian:~$ sudo ...
3
votes
1answer
140 views

Identifying local and remote sessions

I would like to write a startup script that would perform it's task if it was run on the local machine, but not if it was called from a remote xrdp session. If Local { do something } If remote { do ...
3
votes
0answers
81 views

Why VNC performance seems to have dropped over the years?

I've been using VNC since around 2000 (even earlier), back then I used a 19k cellular modem to connect to my desktop. Lately I've been connecting to my Ubuntu desktop from my Android phone. It seems ...
3
votes
0answers
160 views

What are the differences between rdesktop and xfreerdp?

rdesktop and xfreerdp are both linux clients for RDP. However from their respective websites it is not clear what advantages/drawbacks of using one over other are there. I found one post, which ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Certain keys (arrows, page-up, page-down) not working in rdesktop-vrdp

I start and stop my VM headless style. Start VBoxHeadless -s Windows -v on -e "TCP/Address=0.0.0.0" -e "TCP/Ports=3389" Stop VBoxManage controlvm Windows poweroff And I connect to it using ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to attach to remote machine's local display session over ssh?

Scenario: Linux mint is running on a machine at my home. I have some gui applications open on it. I'm away from home but want to get at the open applications. I have cygwin/x and I know how to ssh ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Windows Remote Desktop login failed with Ubuntu Server 12.4

So, I have a server that I have RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) set up on, and I am looking at making it globally available on the internet so that I can access it from anywhere. I am currently in the ...
2
votes
1answer
533 views

Start remote X session on local tty

I have access to two Linux boxes, both running X servers. Let's call them A and B. I do not always have physical access to machine A, though I can always access it remotely and I have admin access to ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Automatically open a remote desktop connection upon login

I have installed Linux Mint to one of my desktop PCs. I have downloaded and installed Freerdp-x11 for me to connect into my Windows Terminal Server. I want the terminal command line to connect ...
2
votes
1answer
850 views

See server desktop in tightVNC

I installed tightvncserver on one Linux machine and xtightvncviewer on another Linux machine. I can connect from client computer to server computer without problems. There are two problems: The ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Vino on Gnome DE Fedora 18 listening on 0.0.0.0

Listening IPv4://0.0.0.0:5900 After a bit of searching I found this in an error log somewhere. I appreciate the vagueness of this but how do I configure the ip vino should be listening on? also I ...
2
votes
1answer
145 views

Share X11 with remote server where X11 are not installed

I need a GUI on a remote server to which I have an ssh connection. Is it possible to share my X11 window system with it given that there's no X11 installed on the server?
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Trouble RDPing to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from Remmina Remote Desktop

After adding Service Pack 1 to my work computer, I get permissions errors when trying to RDP to work. I have no issues if I'm using the Microsoft Remote Desktop client. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with ...
1
vote
4answers
7k views

Fastest RDP client on linux

I currently use KRDC on CentOS, but mouse pointer is a little slow and I'm sure that this is not caused by my internet line speed, because the windows RDP client works and everything is fine. Which ...
1
vote
6answers
3k views

Remote control an Ubuntu machine from a Windows machine

How can I access and remotely control an Ubuntu 10.04 machine from my Windows XP machine. I googled this subject, and noticed that there are several options: someone people use VNC, while some use ...
1
vote
2answers
967 views

How do you install a GUI like GNOME on a Linux machine via PuTTY?

I installed PuTTY on my Windows machine I've been able to do remote login to my Linux machine (it is not local) via PuTTY command prompt With that in mind, how do I install a GUI like GNOME and ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Error because $DISPLAY environment variable is not properly set

Is it possible to start an xfreerdp session into Microsoft windows from a command-line only install of Linux? The command I use from a full blown Linux install is this: $ sudo xfreerdp ...
1
vote
2answers
274 views

VNC connection taking a long time to connect (essentially…never)

I have my Ubuntu 13.10 desktop with vnc setup and installed. I'm using both a Macbook's integrated vnc remote desktop program and Windows 7's built-in Remote Desktop program to vnc. Both give the same ...
1
vote
1answer
798 views

Running an xterm remotely with ssh -Y, defies the coloring I setup in .Xresources

The xterm seems to not read the colors I set in my ~/.Xresources file when I connect to a Linux PC remotely. Basically, if I'm sitting in front of my PC and I run an xterm from Xsession, the colors ...
1
vote
2answers
358 views

How to run chrome from terminal window after deb isntallation?

I have remote box accessed by VNC and jwm desktop. No menus, not desktop icons, only terminal window. I have downloaded chrome deb package and installed it. Now how can I run it from terminal window? ...
1
vote
1answer
295 views

RDP only Operating System

I am looking for an operating system where the login screen asks for a username and password for an rdp login prompt. I want an administrator to also be able to login to change the i.p. address for ...
1
vote
3answers
783 views

How can I share a desktop / log in graphically for an Ubuntu that I have ssh but not console access to?

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/share-your-ubuntu-desktop-using-remote-desktop.html tells how to share a desktop by setting multiple features from within a GUI. Is there such a HOWTO that is based on ssh ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Remote support software Linux to windows, like teamviewer

Hi I am in desperate need for a free as in beer or free as in speech Remote support software. It needs to be painless for the people im supporting. here's the problem, I'm a sys admin / help-desk ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Connecting remotely to Red Hat [closed]

so I've done this tutorials http://nearlydeaf.com/?p=1122 http://golubev.org/?p=73 also installed minimal version of gnome in Redhat my firewall is open on port 3389 and then trying to connect ...
1
vote
2answers
83 views

Remotely work on Red Hat Box

So we're working on a project and currently,have the need to edit/save files remotely on a Red Hat box. We are accessing this files mainly with sublime-text. So we are trying to figure out what is the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Logging into an RDP/S session

UPDATE 1: I've now tried the following which gives me an error. oshirowanen@desktop:~$ sudo xfreerdp /v:farm.company.com /d:company.com /u:username /g:gateway.company.com transport_connect: ...
1
vote
1answer
276 views

Is there anyway to make vnc viewer function like Xming with allowing linux windows move freely about?

I have a vncserver set up on my remote machine and am using vnc viewer to interact with that machine. I am also used to doing the following: 1. Remote connecting to a machine with an ssh client like ...
1
vote
1answer
482 views

Remote support: routing RDP over ssh tunnel?

I want to replace TeamViewer with a FOSS solution. I need to support some remote computers. I have a working SSH tunnel set up between two computers using a middleman server like this: ...
1
vote
2answers
189 views

X windowing system remote desktop procedure? (No VNC, no XN)

I want to display the desktop of my raspberry pi on my laptop. On the rPI runs Raspbian with LXDE. I am on Ubuntu 12.04/awesome. Is it possible to display the complete rPi-desktop on my laptops ...
1
vote
1answer
314 views

View a remote Ubuntu desktop from Windows 7

I tried TightVNC and VNC Viewer (realvnc), and they both show checkboard screens (no screen only checkboard). Also, I tried RDP, same result: checkboard screen. I tried FreeNX, but I would like ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Resources usage in x-forwarding

AFAIK, it's possible to forward X-Window sessions, i.e. a computer ("client") may work as a (dumb?) terminal for another ("server"), displaying the desktop, GUI, etc. (and playing sounds, etc.) This ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

How to do x2go Remote Login for Machine Initialization?

I am a cloud computer user. In order to create a new virtual machine in the cloud, usually I have to initialize it using vnc viewer in the cloud control panel before I can access it with x2go client. ...
1
vote
0answers
107 views

How to forward Remote-Desktop Port across interfaces using ufw?

Machine A has two network interfaces: Network eth0: 10.10.20.0/24 Network wlan0: 192.168.1.145/24 Machine A has 192.168.1.145 as Default Gateway, and also a route to pass 172.16.0.0/16 to ...
1
vote
1answer
646 views

Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error [closed]

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
1
vote
1answer
991 views

Empty desktop after installing xrdp on Centos 6.5 with XFCE as window manager

I followed the directions to install xRDP from this site (http://ajmatson.net/wordpress/2014/01/install-xrdp-remote-desktop-to-centos-6-5/) When I RDP from Windows -> Linux, I successfully enter ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Struggling with XRDP (Fedora 19 connecting from Windows 7)

I am new to Linux and have a server running Fedora 19 and need to see the desltop from a Windows 7 machine. I have found a lot of conflicting advice on different methods and have plumped for the xRDP ...
0
votes
3answers
155 views

How to do a remote login in linux?

I am rather new to linux and have a CentOS box to play with. I am quite comfortable with the command line, but one thing that bugs me is that unless, someone is logged in to the GUI and has vnc ...