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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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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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Not VNC based solution of a Remote Desktop access to Linux from outside

I want to use Linux at work on my workstation PC but currently I can't. The main reason is lack of useful Remote Desktop access to Linux from outside. By useful Remote Desktop access I mean how it's ...
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Can't open RStudio thru x2go

I have two computers on two different networks, which I will call Server and Client. Server and Client both run Debian 9.5 and have x2go installed. When I'm on Client machine, I use x2go to connect ...
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Bring gnome-terminal and other processes hidden after reconnecting to remote CentOS 7 desktop

Connecting to a remote CentOS 7 desktop (via xrdp, from these instructions: https://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/centos-how-tos/install-xrdp-on-centos-7-rhel-7.html) from Windows 10 Remote Desktop ...
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Remote SSH connection with autostart virtual environment

I need to make such possibility for remote users. Remote user connects via SSH to my server. Then after connecting server runs some script that open virtual machine environment for this user. It is ...
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VNC error - only supporting 8, 15, 16 and 24 bpp rdp connections

From an Ubuntu 16.04 system, I am trying to make a remote desktop connection using Remmina Remote Desktop Client version 1.1.2 to a fedora server. I can login, but I get the message VNC error - ...
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Unable to connect to vncserver

Just trying to figure out the problem with vncserver here. It looks like it is only listening to local host and hence keeps giving this message No matching security types when I try to access this ...
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Blank screen after login in Kali Linux through remote desktop Connection in Windows 10

I recently installed the Kali Linux app in Windows 10,(https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9PKR34TNCV07) then followed the instructions on the website https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-in-the-...
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How do I setup tigerVNC to connect to Ubuntu?

I have installed tigerVNC, then typed vncserver :1 to start the vnc. It also shows below that the processes are running, but when I try to connect to this Linux machine from my MAC using tigerVNC ...
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Remote desktop working with Remmina but not xfreerdp?

I want to remote desktop between a laptop running Linux Mint (acting as the server) and a surface pro running elementary OS. I can get this to work on Remmina but am wanting to have a multi monitor. ...
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TeamViewer, open source replacement? (Connection created from remote device)

Is there an open source alternative to TeamViewer? The issue is having the remote placed device initiate a connection so that the help desk can manage the device. I am looking to create a facility ...
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How can I disable all possible remote access?

My ex set up my computer and is a little possessive still. I want to make sure they can't monitor my computer usage, access files, etc. I wonder if there is a blanket setting in system preferences or ...
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Using spice without kvm?

Is it possible to use Spice without virtualization? Because I read spice is a bit more advanced than VNC and transfers sound. I also tried xrdp but it's a little bit more complicated to run than Spice....
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Unable to remote desktop access for Linux (Fedora/CentOS/Ubuntu)! [closed]

I have been working on remote desktop connection for GNOME based desktop. However, everytime i tried to install the xRDP, it failed. It not only includes the Ubuntu (18.04, 16.04 and 14.04), CentOS (6/...
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Cannot access computer sometimes via tightvnc [closed]

I have a lan of about 10-15 clients (depends on counting tablets and so on..). To access them from one station I use tightvnc which works like a charm - up to now. Sometimes I cannot access and I don'...
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Securing xRDP on Linux Debian 8

I am trying to secure my xRDP with an free Let's Encrypt SSL certification. xRDP is working but get an warning Untrusted Connection. I have configured the following files: /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini ...
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Run Entire Desktop on remote

How can I run applications on the powerful desktop and display the screen on netbook? i.e. playing Minecraft and compute all heavy stuff including 3D effect, then display on the netbook screen via ...
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Remote Desktop Connection To VPS Gnome connection error

I had purchase VPS from and install the Centos 7 on it. After that, I install Gnome on it. I connect through Remote Desktop Connection and it was working perfectly fine. But after a few days. I am ...
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Linux Remote Desktop over the internet, Remmina or other free clients?

I'm trying unsuccessfully to remote desktop from a linux mint 18.3 to another linux mint computer over the internet, without messing with the routers settings or manually opening ports, something ...
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Using xfreerdp to connect to Remote Desktop Gateway Server

I am trying to use Remote Desktop connection on Linux. After some research, it seems that xfreerdp can do what I need. The basic usage example provided by that tool is: xfreerdp /u:CONTOSO\\JohnDoe /...
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How can I enable VNC server over ssh after machine just booted?

Suppose I remotely start my Solus linux machine with Wake-On-Lan. Then I would like to connect to it using VNC, but seems like VNC server is not running yet. After machine just booted, there is no ...
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Open localhost in a browser referring to another machine

I currently have one service running on localhost on a Centos machine. I cannot change it. I would like to open Firefox on my local machine in order to open that URL, as the Centos machine does not ...
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Transferring files from CentOS to Windows with xfreerdp (X11 Remote Desktop Protocol)

Although I can connect to a Windows server machine from CentOS via freerdp, I can not share drives for file transfer. The following command works fine # xfreerdp -u administator 10.1.1.2 However, I ...
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How to connect to desktop of my office linux computer in LAN

Same traditional question but not very clear answer therefore I created a figure for clarification. I want to connect to my office linux computer having vncserver installed and private ip 192.168.1....
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NoMachine behind a NAT

My provider uses a NAT network. I would like to expose a NoMachine server over the WAN (like I do with TeamViewer). When starting the server, I only get a list of private IP addresses, which are not ...
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Unable to remote desktop from Fedora into Windows 10 from 1 machine only

I used to be able to rdp(using Remmina) from my Fedora machine(A) into a Windows 10 computer(B). But a few days ago I shut down my Linux computer(A) while connected, and since then have been unable to ...
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Desktop sharing fail on Linuxmint. How to resolve error “Unable to connect to rdp server”?

Machine A, B, C are in the same local network: Machine A: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine B: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Machine C: Windows 8.1 They have following connection status: A (Remmina) connect ...
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Connect to RemoteApp Linux Mint 18.3

At our company we run a Remote Desktop Gateway with RemoteApps Does anyone have a good and easy way to connect and use these from within Linux Mint 18.3? Been trying different things and a work ...
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Remote control / remote desktop access via Bluetooth and Android app

I'm running Arch Linux and using an Android phone (Galaxy S8). My goal is to control my Arch desktop using my phone over Bluetooth. I will be in another room within Bluetooth range, but out of visible ...
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How do connect to a Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server from a Linux machine?

Having recently encountered a very old Windows NT 4.0 terminal server that is still in use, working off-site, and having to do remote support, it has become necessary to use this really old system at ...
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TigerVNC installation on CentOS 7 (as in Red Hat System Administrator's Guide )

I want to install TigerVNC on my freshly installed CentOS 7 server, version centos-release-7-4.1708.el7.centos.x86_64. So besides other tutorials I've tried already, I followed the Red Hat guide. ...
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Remotely update framebuffer on remote linux system

I am working on a system where I would have a server, on which all operations are done and which renders the final result, and multiple clients that would update their frame buffers with frame buffer ...
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Do I need an ssh tunnel when using X2Go to ensure a secure connection?

I'm not familiar with the underlying technology of X2Go (namely NX). I keep hearing that it uses ssh, but just for completeness and since I'm paranoid about security: Is there any reason to have to ...
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Debian 9 Stretch windows10 both x64

I have a server running Debian 9 Streatch which I would like to control via windows10x64 I have scowered the internet both google and YouTube I would like to vnc the server from within windows10 But ...
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How to output the display from an application to a vnc viewer? [closed]

How to I write a program on a machine with a high end graphics card and a desired platform so that other computers on a network can view the video output of the program on a separate monitor? Like ...
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multiple users remote desktop

I have been looking for some kind of solution that would allow me to add multiple users to my ubuntu server and allow them to log in remotely (within the network) and use a pre-installed program (in ...
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Access company computer from home using mobile network

I would like to achieve the same goal as described here: SSH PC at office in local network from home The context is the same except that my home computer doesn't have a public IP (I get connected to ...
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regarding xrdb: Resource temporarily unavailable

after ssh to a machine, I got the following message, xrdb: Resource temporarily unavailable xrdb: Can't open display 'localhost:10.0' What does it mean?
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Unable to use xpra: “Authorisation not recognised”

After some trickery that I learned from the answer to this question I, too, managed to install xpra on my Raspberry Pi. I'm able to run graphical applications just fine without xpra, but after I start ...
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xfreerdp microphone forwarding, but Windows says “No audio devices are installed”

I'm using xfreerdp to connect to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard as a regular user. I need to use participate in a telecon using Skype for Business. Therefore, I need to forward both audio and ...
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Show the local session through xrdp remote desktop

I have a Linux machine (computer A, Debian 8). I installed xrdp there (configuration is default). Now I can run remote desk from two windows machines (computer B and C) to reach computer A. However, ...
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How to restart Chrome Remote Desktop via ssh

Chrome remote desktop on linux does not seam to startup automatically on a machine restart because it requires GUI interaction with the plugin. How do I restart Chrome remove desktop remotely so I can ...
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Using hardware acceleration without screen/display

I have a Linux machine (ubuntu 16.04) which I want to access using remote desktop. I am currently using Teamviewer for this. As long as the remote machine boots with a screen plugged in, this works ...
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Remote desktop connection to linux from windows [duplicate]

How can i connect to my desktop version of linux from windows, i need graphic mode ?
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How to make remmina ignore a key?

I like to use the F12 key to bring up an instant yakuake terminal. However, if I use remmina to start a remote GUI session, if the remmina window is active, then F12 won't bring up the terminal, ...
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Place windows from remote machine on my local machine desktop? [duplicate]

I am presently viewing the desktop of a remote machine running Rasbian (raspberry pi) on my local machine running Linux Mint using RealVNC. Teamviewer also works. But I don't want to see that remote ...
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Change of default vnc port fails (?)

I have edited /usr/bin/vncserver so that the line defining base port number is as follows: $vncPort = 3388 + $displayNumber; Then: vncserver :1 My nmap shows among others: 3389/tcp open ms-wbt-...
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Can Google Remote Desktop Browser Addon be stable in Linux?

One beta of Remote Desktop is from 2014 here. Otherwise, it has been silent. I activated the addon in my Chromebook but the sync does not start in Linux so I am thinking if it makes any sense to use ...