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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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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Permission error while configure Chrome Remote Desktop to use Xfce by default

I'm trying to setting up Chrome Remote Desktop on my VM instance (Debian GNU/Linux, 9 (stretch), amd64) on Google cloud. I tried to install Xfce as desktop environment. I installed Xfce component ...
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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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Remotely access GUI apps on Windows without closing them

I'm building a small Ubuntu server which I will mostly use terminal and Web interface apps, but there are a few GUI apps like qBittorrent (its GUI has more features than its WebUI) that I'd like 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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Remote desktop(RDP) to Kubuntu 18.04 does not show application launcher

I am trying to access my Office PC(Dual monitor configured, access with citrix, behind a firewall) with "Remote Desktop" which is the only tool allowed. I can access my PC, but I only see an empty ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...