Questions tagged [remote-desktop]

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 desktop questions or if no specific tag for the remote desktop application or protocol in question is available.

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Single mouse click turns into drag and drop when connecting to remote devices

On Ubuntu 20.04, I have a strange problem which is that regular mouse clicks turn into press and hold, drag and drop icon events when connected to a remote mobile device. The strange thing is that ...
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Using Remote Desktop on my private VM, I enter another existing session than the previous one, depending on… my screen resolution?

At work, we are developing programs, each developer having his own private VM under CentOS. I disconnect my session at the end of the day, then the next morning I start Remote Desktop under Windows ...
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How to feed my webcam's input to a machine I SSHed into?

I am working on a Machine Learning model that works on video data. I made this model on an AWS EC2 instance with GPU that I SSHed into. And as part of testing it, I would like to test it with live ...
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What's an alternative to XDMCP that uses TCP instead of UDP so it can be tunneled over SSH?

The problem with forwarding XDMCP over SSH is that it uses UDP, not TCP, and UDP cannot be forwarded over SSH, but something tells me TCP can be forwarded over UDP. https://www.google.com/searchq=%...
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Unable to switch the remote screen served by VNC

I setup a secured VNC link to my Ubuntu 18.04 office computer from home. I'm using unity to work when in the office but installed XFCE on it for access over ssh. I can connect fine over VNC and am ...
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How do I view only one display at a time, connecting to a two-display system via X2go?

I have a Linux Mint 20 box at work that I want to connect to via X2go. I want to be able to pick up my work where I left off, so I want to access the current desktop, not start a new X session. The ...
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How to transfer file from remote server to local machine over VPN?

I can transfer files from local to server and vice versa using scp from local machine, but my connection speed is slow on local machine and i want to use connection speed of server to transfer file ...
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Why can't I remote access machines on my router via internet [SSH and even tried RDP]?

this is my first post on here so constructive criticism is appreciated. target machine uname -a (the NAS itself): Linux nas 4.19.0-9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.118-2+deb10u1 (2020-06-07) x86_64 GNU/...
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Gnome Tweak Tool settings not effective on RDP sessions (xfreerdp)

My local machine is a Dell XPS running Ubuntu 18.04. I remap ctrl and caps via the Gnome Tweak Tool (Keyboard & Mouse -> Additional Layout Options -> Ctrl Position -> Swap Ctrl and Caps ...
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How to mount a local drive to ubuntu RDP?

I have configured my RDP file to connect my C drive to ubuntu RDP, by sharing the local resource but I'm unable to see that, I cannot seem to find a way to mount this drive can anyone guide me how to ...
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Enable Gnome Screen Sharing via Commandline?

I set up a automated kickstart-installation for a "digital-signage-client" based on Fedora 30 (soon 32), now I want to add the enabling of the "Gnome Screen Sharing" to the installation to be able to ...
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How to correctly configure iptables for Virtualbox bridged adapter?

I have a machine in my network, running headless VMs. I'm using Oracle VirtualBox. The network adapter of the guest OS is given a static IP address, and is both visible from the network and it sees ...
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Separation of graphical shell (GUI) and operating system

What I mean: the work of the operating system outside the user's computer (in a cloud, for example), the user actually locally has only a graphical shell (GUI) for this operating system. There is a ...
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Remote Dekstop software on Linux that could be installed without root?

Is there any remote desktop software(like x2go, nomachine) that can be installed without root permissions? Thank you.
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Initiate a new (X11) desktop session on a remote host

I would like to start a new Xorg server on a remote host. At first, I tought this would be as easy as it is on the local host: $ xinit /usr/bin/startxfce4 -- :4 On a local host, this command typed ...
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Multi screen remote desktop

I am looking for a solution (free or paid.) for our small company to improve the environment for working from home. (especially during this period) We have 3-4 monitors at the remote site (homes) and ...
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Can I remotely connect my office system “PC-A” to another neighbouring office system “PC-B” through mac address?

System description I have two Ubuntu (Mate-flavour) systems in my office "PC-A" and "PC-B". previously(4 days ago) I was able to remotely connect both the PC from home. both are connected with the ...
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RHEL 8.1 - Tiger vnc shows dark screen after connecting

I've followed the instructions shown on the link below to install tigervnc on a Red Hat 8 Enterprise server. https://www.tecmint.com/install-and-configure-vnc-server-in-centos-7/ However, when I ...
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Sharing desktop/network of another computer on LAN

I have a work laptop and a personal desktop, for the foreseeable future I'll be working from home and I would prefer working with a keyboard, mouse and multiple monitors I have on my desktop. The ...
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xrdp blue screen after login. Kali linux, 2020, CLIENT:windows

Oke so i'm trying to get access to a kali computer from my windows computer. And i've been stuck for a while now. First i was getting this: So after some searching online i altered some setting in ...
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Display a Server Desktop To Remote User

I installed Ubuntu desktop to my AWS server, and it boots successfully. I know this because AWS lets me take an instance screenshot, and it shows the log-in screen of the desktop. The only problem is, ...
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Connecting to linux-server with Remmina RDP gives error: Unable to establish a connection RDP server <server>

I have been trying to connect remotely to the server of my department using Remmina (my OS is Linux). I am able to connect to it via the terminal using SSH (ssh user@ip_adress). As the work I am ...
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How to share audio and video via video-chat software on linux?

Me and my friend are both using Fedoras latest version (at the moment 31) and want to video chat with monitor/sound sharing, so we can watch a movie together. I've tried several options to meet this ...
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does Chrome Remote Desktop support Curtain Mode?

I use Chrome Remote Desktop to access my work machine which runs Linux Mint. It's frustrating that, instead of connecting to my existing desktop session (so I can pick up where I left off), it starts ...
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MATE desktop GUI shows displays only background, unresponsive after waking?

Have been using MATE on CentOS7 (and accessing via Windows RDP Connection Manager) for some time and recently found that after waking the server from sleep, the desktop is blank (only displays the ...
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Are there any Desktop environments that work in the SSH environment? [closed]

Basically I am looking for an ASCII desktop environment, that I can run in the terminal environment, and exit to the terminal. Think the Links2 browser for Ubuntu. Except with the ability of a desktop ...
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How to connect to virt-viewer (remote viewer) from remote client

I just installed a remote viewer virt-viewer on a Fedora based server dnf install virt-viewer but the command used to connect to the viewer from a remote client is spice://(server name or IP ...
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Unable to connect remotely to a Debian server through Remote Desktop/Remmina/VNC from Debian 10

I am trying to connect remotely to a Debian server from my Debian client. However, neither Remmina nor VNC work. In fact, Remmina shows the following information: Reconnection in progress When I try ...
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Centos 7 xrdp allow connection from specific IP's only

I have installed xrdp on a local Centos 7 Server using command: yum install xrdp I have turned off the firewall and i need to keep it turned off. Its working fine and I can connect to the server ...
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How to enable Unattended Access in anydesk, debian 10, openbox, lightdm

Regarding https://support.anydesk.com/Command_Line_Interface#Setting_a_Password I login $ su - and do # echo my_new_password | anydesk.exe --set-password after that I exit/login to standard user ...
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Open 2 windows in 1 window

When doing a presentation, I only have the option of sharing a window or sharing the entire screen. I don't want to share the whole screen because I want to see the speaker's notes on my screen. ...
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CentOS vinagre RDP to Windows 10 - Two major annoyances(/bugs?)

I have a Centos 7 system with vinagre-3.22.0 remote desktop client. It works well except for two major annoyances I'd like to figure out how to fix: The Ctrl modifier is not transmitted from Centos ...
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Configuring Chrome Remote Desktop in Debian 9.11

After installing the Chrome extension and associated .deb package for Chrome Remote Desktop, I've had trouble configuring it correctly. Google's instructions only cover installation under Ubuntu, so ...
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How to make sure the Bomgar remote client is uninstalled

I want to make sure that all Bomgar clients are no longer running or installed on my Linux computer. How do I do that? I have made two support calls where I was asked to download and run the Bomgar ...
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Run Ubuntu No Monitor

I would like to run an Ubuntu (18.0.4) desktop with no monitor/keyboard attached, and access it via VNC (or Remote Desktop) from a Windows 10 Pro machine. I have installed VNC Viewer on Windows and ...
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Linux LoginServer

I want a Linux server with the user accounts. The users will see a login screen after boot. So they can directly login on the server without noticing it. The user folders are also saved there, like ...
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Working with the MIT-SHM X11 extension on Linux

I am trying to get Blender to work over a setup where Blender itself runs on a remote machine and its UI is presented to a local machine via X11. Detailed information about that is available here. ...
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VNC Black screen using GNOME

I was working in a Oracle Linux server through XRDP with Xvnc(TigerVNC) and the server crash. After the crash I only can access the server through XRDP with Xorg, but not with Xvnc, when I try to ...
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Access Ubuntu desktop remotely from Mac OS

I would like to be able to access my Ubuntu 18.04 desktop (not just terminal) from Mac OS (Mojave), and have tried a couple solutions, with less-then-desirable results: Installing google chrome ...
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How do I force x11vnc to stream lower quality?

I need to access a remote machine via a high latency, slow connection. It uses x11vnc and I want it to broadcast video in much lower quality than what's actually on the screen. First thing that comes ...
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XRDP Crashing on login on CentOS 7

I was happily using xrdp on my CentOS 7 vps, but I touched something and I broke it. I was trying to change the system language via terminal last time I've been able to access my DE. Here are ...
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X2Go: How to enable/disable

Documentation and various internet answers suggest x2goserver will have a service on systemd systems which can be started (or stopped, etc) with systemctl start x2goserver. However, there is no such ...
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tightvnc on Linux Mint says “could not acquire name on session bus”

I have two linux machines running Linux Mint 19.3. I just install tightvnc server on one of them from apt. On the other I install remmina and remmina vnc plugin. I run vncserver on the host and it ...
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VNC server not showing icons in Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed vnc4server on my Ubuntu 18.04 vps server. Used ssh tunnel to connect on and via VNCviewer connected to it. I can't see icons in the start menu or the icons of the folders. Please see ...
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Remote-control or video-stream a closed-computer-system with another computer (no VNC)?

I have two computers next to each other (A - test computer, B - recorder/remote client). I need to be able to either: remote control computer A from computer B, or record and project/stream video out ...
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Can I lock the screen of a remote computer and still keep it visible to the others on its side, but keep it unlocked to me on my side?

I would like to accessing a remote computer via xpra or vnc or some other desktop sharing way, and on the site of the remote machine , I would like to lock the screen (and optionally make it ...
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Multiple Remote KVM Computers

I want to ask if it is possible to have multiple (3-6) Windows Virtual machines on a Unix Server system. The Windows VMs should communicate with each other over the network and every VM should be ...
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From Internet access single application via VNC like

I am wondering what are my options to access one single gui application remotely, rather than full desktop, as VNC does. Also lag is an issue. Any other way to make remote VNC, super responsive-- may ...
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How do I find the display number of the X server currently using the physical monitor / running in the active virtual terminal?

I'm in the process of making a x11vnc launching script that would fix the dreaded black screen that prevents you from using VNC until reboot. So far, I've managed to find a workaround by using the ...
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Cant' install xrdp on CentOS 7.5

cat /etc/os-release NAME="CentOS Linux" VERSION="7 (Core)" ID="centos" ID_LIKE="rhel fedora" VERSION_ID="7" PRETTY_NAME="CentOS Linux 7 (Core)" ANSI_COLOR="0;31" CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:centos:centos:7" ...

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