A remote desktop application allows to access a desktop and GUI applications on a remote machine. Popular remote desktop protocols are Microsoft's RDP as well as RealVNC's VNC protocol. There are also other protocols like NX and its derivatives like X2Go. This tag should be used for general remote ...

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Is it possible to use Unix commands to `cp` a file in my subdirectory into a remote computer via SSH?

I have a series of software files downloaded into my subdirectory "~/Downloads" on my personal computer. I am also using bash to connect remotely to a computer using ssh. Is it possible to transfer ...
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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 ...
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 -...
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“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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 "...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I achieve the effect of MS remote desktop on Linux?

On Windows machines, if one machine A runs the remote desktop service, and another machine B (which in fact doesn't have to be Windows) runs a remote desktop client - then the user on B can 'steal' ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to show the status of all modifier keys in X11?

I have a remote connection through NX client (Remmina) from my local box (Ubuntu 12.04) onto a remote Linux box (CentOS 5.3) with no root privilege, and it only has a strictly restricted internet ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I enable remote desktop of the GUI?

I can ssh into my machine. I want to be able to login to the GUI to do dev work. I went go Applications > System Tools > settings > Sharing > and I have Remote login and Screen Sharing both on. I ...
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Why are RDP clients on Linux much slower than on Windows?

I have a Windows 8.1 remote PC, to which I am connecting using RDP from Windows 7 and Linux clients. I noticed that the performance e.g. when scrolling is much better on Windows than on any Linux ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Clipboard doesn't work between Win7 (local) and Linux (remote)

I'm using Win7 64-bit and connecting remotely to Debian. The thing is copy/paste doesn't work even for plain text. I've tried killing this process rdpclip.exe and create again, but that didn't help. ...
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desktop at a remote location

Newbie here: I visited a friend's firm yesterday where they exclusively use Linux and one of the things that they implemented is that everyone's actual desktop / machine (they are a team of 20 people)...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 10.10.20....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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make existing rdesktop session grab keyboard/mouse

By default, rdesktop grabs keyboard, so that key combinations such as Alt+Tab or Alt+F4 act inside the rdesktop window. This can be overridden with the -K option rdesktop -K myserver.mydomain.com ...
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FC20 - Remote Desktop to QEMU Host

I've got a Fedora 20 Workstation that I'm trying to enable desktop sharing on. The additional complication is that this Workstation is also running QEMU for local virtual machines. I've followed the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 /v:farm....
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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 ...
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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?
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Which light linux distribution allows to connect via RDP from login screen [closed]

I would like to reactivate my old laptop and configure it in a way it will connect and login to other computer via Remote Desktop Protocol from login screen (e.g. to Windows 10). Do you know of any ...
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Missing menu on Mint host using RDP unless logged in on host console

Using Remote Desktop from a Windows 7 PC to connect to a Mint 17 VM with MATE, the Show Desktop icon displays, but the Menu button does not. However, if I go to the Linux machine and log in, leave ...