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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Remote desktop can't connect to remote computer (parrotOS xfce)

xypher@Oyo-chan:~$ sudo systemctl enable xrdp [sudo] password for xypher: Synchronizing state of xrdp.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install. Executing: /lib/systemd/...
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How to set a shell script as KDE file association

Disclaimer: Cross-posted from SU (which I know is usually discouraged) How to set a shell script as KDE file association. Since with only 14 views and no response whatsoever within 3 days I do not ...
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Is possible restart a suspended system remotely?

For Ubuntu and Fedora based on GUI - both as remote clients - in a laptop (and even PC) is possible execute remotely through either SSH or Remmina the following command: sleep 15 && systemctl ...
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No desktop during VNC session

I have followed this guide: Configure VNC Server in RHEL to setup a vnc connection on my AlmaLinux 9.3 machine. I am running into an issue with the actual desktop that is displayed during the VNC ...
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Unable to launch applications from Terminal in XRDP session

I currently have an AlmaLinux 9.3 machine with remote accessing using xrdp. I have noticed that if I try to launch a program via in a Terminal Window like $ sudo gedit I get the following error ...
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Remote Ubuntu PC becomes very slow when run in background

I am using my Ubuntu remotely via SSH mainly to use Python and manage data science projects. I usually run my scripts through shell files. I use tqdm to track processes times. When I disconnect from ...
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How to lock down Ubuntu linux so that only the active user can log in

I am new to linux and interested in only allow in login via direct access to the machine (active user). I don't even want to be able to log in remotely myself. Can someone please point me in the right ...
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Gnome Remote Desktop: Can't find option to log out PC while remote user is logged in

I wanted to set up the remote desktop connection for a Fedora 36 PC at my uni and I simply went to the settings->sharing and turned on remote desktop for both controlling and viewing. We like to ...
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starting krfb on remote host over ssh

I'm trying to install some desktop sharing application on a running Fedora 38 box to which I currently only have ssh access. I tried to start krfb with: $ export DISPLAY=0; krfb qt.qpa.xcb: could not ...
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Cannot authenticating with AD user to RHEL 8 through xRDP

In order to authenticate to an existing ADFS environement connected to keycloak using DeviceAuthentication, I configured my RHEL 8 workstation and I'm able to authenticate with AD user with command ...
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How do you install RDesktop on Chromebook?

I have an HP Chromebook x360 with a Linux Virtual Environment (Debian 11 Bullseye) that I want to connect to my Windows XP. While I do like the Chromebook for that is, I do not like the in-built ...
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TigerVNC Unable to Start Systemd Service

I recently followed a guide I found here: How to Install VNC Server on RHEL 8 to create a VNC session for a given user. I have since created a new user account: engineer and updated the systemd ...
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How to launch Kitty "inside" a wsl kali win-kex instance?

a newbie here. I just installed kitty on wsl kali-linux, I am using win-kex to use a GUI. When I launch kitty opens on another window "outside" the winkex instance: like a Windows app. So, ...
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Allow multiple XDMCP sessions (local and remote) for the same user

Currently, on our CentOS 7 machines, we are able to log in to the usera account on the physical CentOS machine and also access the same usera account remotely via XDMCP using XMing. I performed the ...
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RockyLinux 8.8 XDMCP Connection Issues

I am currently testing out RockyLinux, and I am trying to configure remote access via xdmcp. Currently, I am running LightDM for the greeter, followed by XFCE for the desktop. My lightdm.conf file ...
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Remotely rebooting linux mint server(SSH): permission denied (needed to enter password manually in the server)

I have a simple ssh server setup, an old Macbook air (XFCE Mint). I'm new in the topic and would like to try out some of the basic commands. tried rebooting the server by reboot from my client, ...
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Ubuntu Remote Desktop through Real VNC error "The connection closed unexpectedly"

I have installed ubuntu on a PC at a remote site. Now I wanted to access it from my home. I got it after I promptly followed the instructions on https://linuxhint.com/disable-screen-lock-ubuntu/ That ...
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Gnome cannot login after using NoMachine remotely

I was trying to set up a NoMachine remote desktop on a RedHat 8.6 machine. After successfully logging in using NoMachine remotely, I could not log in to the same account physically using the laptop ...
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I can't connect to x11vnc from different network

I am trying to connect from my laptop (with Linux Mint) to my remote desktop (with Linux Mint too) using VNC Viewer on my laptop and x11vnc on my desktop. I manage to connect if I am on the same ...
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Is possible regenerate the "Encryption Fingerprint" for the "Remote Desktop" configuration?

To allow a Remote Desktop connection, in the client side can be use Remmina and in the server is mandatory enable the Remote Desktop option, it through Settings -> Sharing. This GUI is the same for ...
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How to simple record the full application window like obs does in ffmpeg / other programs?

In obs there is a feature capture window feature that can record the application in full without cutting parts, I have read the ffmpeg instructions but it is not easy what I want is simple how can ...
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Looking to provide remote access to a single PC but *only* its web browser?

Essentially I would like to be able to navigate to some custom domain that I own, log in to some basic front end, and then have access via a Remote Access Tool to my Linux computer (which would only ...
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AlmaLinux 8.7 xrdp Remote Desktop Setup

I recently set up xrdp on my AlmaLinux 8.7 machine using the following guide: Access AlmaLinux 8 remote desktop using Windows RDP The setup was successful, and I am able to access the machine remotely,...
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How to set up a Linux server for remotely starting a XFCE desktop environment from a VNC client?

My problem Assuming: I have a macOS system with a VNC client (Screens 4) I have a Rocky Linux 9 system installed on a server without monitor, keyboard, mouse... Rocky Linux 9 was installed with ...
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Recording/capturing/grabbing remote desktop RDP session as video on Linux?

I have just learned about RDP, and have successfully used remmina on my Ubuntu machine to connect to a remote Windows PC. Now, I would like to record that remote desktop session as video from the ...
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Remote Desktop (to Linux) Display Issues

I'm using Windows Remote Desktop to connect to a Linux server. Both the Remote Desktop client and "xrandr" on the server specify a 1920x1080 resolution. However, some display setting is ...
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Using Xpra to Remotely Access an Ubuntu Unity desktop from Debian 11

In the Xpra documentation, it says that you can remotely access a Linux desktop with a command like: xpra start-desktop ssh://[email protected] --start=fluxbox How would you do this if Ubunty Unity 22....
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Securely Forward Service on Private Network to Client on Another Private Network

I have two computers on private networks and a VPS, all running Linux. I would like to be able to make a secure tunnel between the two computers so that one can securely access services hosted by the ...
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Shutdown/Restart a pc that has fedora36 via XRDP

I am repurposing an old desktop and installed fedora 36 kde version. I installed XRDP and it is working well for me. The only problem I am having is that when I try to restart or shutdown that pc ...
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Container: Failing to start mutter (as headless wayland compositor with a gnome session)

What I'd like to do is have a container (OCI container, preferably) that works without a host session manager interface exposed "into" it, and runs a wayland compositor has a >= gnome40 ...
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Sudo password dialogue not showing up for some apps over XRDP

It happens in both Ubuntu 22.04 and Manjaro (Gnome). If I install XRDP on it and connect to it via XRDP, for some apps the sudo password dialogue is working, and for some other apps, it does not work. ...
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blank window with XDMCP between linux and unix

I have a Digital Unix 4.0 emulation running without a display (FreeAXP). I have an X app (Open Genera 2) on this host that I would like to use. I managed to configure both Unix and Linux and I can do ...
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Remmina can't connect to university PC

My university offers remote connection to Library PCs. Here is a list of RDP files they offer. The RDP files works seamlessly with Windows 10. But in Ubuntu LTS 20.04, it does not work. Here, I enter ...
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Blank Screen with Microsoft Remote Desktop

I installed Microsoft RDP in my OS X to remotely access Kali machine using XRDP, but I am getting a blank screen when I tried to login using XRDP.
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Install teamviewer for debian 9 cli only

Until now I used zerotier in order to reach a remote linux debian 9 machine that is a sort of vpn service, it assign you virtual router and you can add machines to it. Something got really strange ...
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xrdp disconnects after logging into CentOS 7 machine

CentOS 7 image was installed with Gnome desktop to local server (on same LAN as the Windows computer I used to access it). Neither machine uses a VPN. etc/services says that port 3389 is being used ...
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remote gui support

On Linux, is there any possible solution for remote GUI support? It must work on gnome3. Currently, I have X11VNC with gnome2 which runs as service. This has VNC sharing a user's physical desktop. ...
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Ufw allow app: ERROR: Need 'from' or 'to' with 'app'

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, although this question is probably not specific to Ubuntu but to any system using ufw. I am setting up a rule for VNC vino connections. I meant to do that via a ...
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Connection from Remote Desktop WIN10 to work station UBUNTU20.04

I would like to connect to a work station with Ubuntu 20.04 (private ip) using the remote desktop present in win10. I tested meny tutorial present in internet, without success. I would like ask: there ...
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How to source /etc/profile for Remote Desktop Sessions

I want to set up a server with some functions and aliases available for all users. I set these up initially in a file in /etc/profile.d and everything was working fine both from: SSH Local desktop (...
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How to find out a process name for an application, when desktop application uses a different name in the taskbar?

Usually a desktop application uses a similar name in the taskbar, that it uses in the ps output. For example, Evolution mail client can be started from a command-line as evolution. But some ...
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How to fix "Dummy Output" device and enable sound to be played on a Linux machine when remotely connected to it (xrdp) from a Windows 10 client?

When I remote connect from Windows 10 (using the default Windows RDP client) to my Linux Mint 20.1 remote machine (running xrdp), I would like to be able to play sound on the remote machine. However, ...
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How to restart Anydesk every time I restart the PC using FreeBSD

Actually I'm using Anydesk on freebsd 13R to allows access to some coworkers. I have two problems to fix with FreeBSD and Anydesk : Anydesk server closes when the remote user closes the client ...
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LSPCI detects two 3D display vga

I'm running debian 11 (Bullseye) with AMD CPU (without iGPU) + NVIDIA GT1030. Initially the debian did not recognize the gpu driver (which is just my guess) because the screen was all black until I ...
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Unable to connect to an existing X session w/ Nomachine

I've used Nomachine for years to connect my 2 Linux laptops. The client machine A has always connected to an existing X session in the server machine B displaying it in both A and B. However, lately ...
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How can I set up x11vnc to start on boot, with lightdm?

I have an X server all configured and running with LightDM and GNOME desktop. I have x11vnc installed to access the X server. I open a terminal in GNOME and run x11vnc. This gives me VNC access to the ...
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Debian 9.13 Vino remote desktop gets black screen when machine boot with no monitor connected

I was running debian 9.13 with gnome GUI on a x86 (atom E3950) computer. If I connect the machine with a HDMI monitor, and try to access its remote desktop vino-server, everything is ok. but if the ...
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Raspberry Pi remote desktop gateway tunnel

For a university project, I have to remotely work on a raspberry pi. Currently, I connect to it via ssh in the terminal: Win Home PC --ssh--> uni-gateway-domain.com --ssh--> Pi. Now, I want to ...
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Why can't I connect to my remote desktop with rdesktop command?

I can connect remote desktop in remmina with RDP protocol. It encounters an error when I connect to the remote desktop with rdesktop command: rdesktop 192.168.31.21 Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 ...
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when connecting to remote desktop connection using kali linux my computer doesnt allow me to connect but xrdp works fine

When connecting Kali to a remote desktop connection it connects but when I use remote desktop connection on windows 10 I get an error saying I cannot establish a connection. does anyone know what the ...
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