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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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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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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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Xrdp not working with CentOS7. Is there any alternatives?

Every time I try using xrdp, I get a message that says "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." and "A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again." I feel like it is an ...
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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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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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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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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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Linux Desktop Access via Web Browser

This should be pretty simple, in my naive opinion of course... I have a tower that I am going to run a media server off of, along with some other functions but that's the main (re)purpose of the ...
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Empty desktop after installing xrdp on Centos 6.5 with XFCE as window manager

I followed the directions to install xRDP from this site (http://ajmatson.net/wordpress/2014/01/install-xrdp-remote-desktop-to-centos-6-5/) When I RDP from Windows -> Linux, I successfully enter ...
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Run software on a Linux machine from Windows: GUI solution

I have a Windows 10 x64 machine and I have recently been given an account on a more poweful Linux machine. I'm hoping to run MATLAB files created on the Windows machine on this Linux machine which, I'...
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SSH accesss between CentOS and Vmware installed Ubuntu

How to use SSH remote access between my CentOS (Host) and VMWare installed Ubuntu?
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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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how to use web browser as VNC client?

i want to remotely login my user in the web browser but i don't know how to do this. I am using "Redhat" and i am properly setup vnc server without any problem. i am using vnc client for remotely ...
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Unable to login with static port on xrdp

I have installed xrdp on a Ubuntu mate 16.04 PC and set up xrdp on it. I would like to set a static port so that same session is always opened. But for some reason when I set a static port remote ...
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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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Launching GUI on BeagleBone via putty

How to launch a GUI application on a BeagleBone that is running Linux (Debian 7.4) remotely? Notes: putty is being used for the remote access. The task is to have the GUI launched and displayed on ...
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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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How to fix x2go desktop, that does not resize contents, to fit in remote desktop window size

I transferred the KDE settings (ie contents of .kde) folder from an existing KDE to a new installed computer. Normally when I connect to a remote x2go, the windows are resizable, ie adjusting the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Problem using SAP site

My father's company site uses SAP. He's trying to move to Linux (tired of Windows' bugs, problems and viruses) but he can't natively use the site's functionalities. When he tries to open those a popup ...
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Remote support software Linux to windows, like teamviewer

I am need a free Remote support software. It needs to be painless for the people I'm supporting. I'm a sys admin / help-desk engineer who supports Windows and Mac end users. Our company is in 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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LAN only VNC setup

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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Remotely start and access Debian KDE Desktop

We're working on a project to create some virtual machines on a server to run some GNS3 Labs for training. We'll also have some VM's setup to run Nagios for testing configs against these GNS3 Labs. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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desktop at a remote location

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) are at some ...
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Struggling with XRDP (Fedora 19 connecting from Windows 7)

I am new to Linux and have a server running Fedora 19 and need to see the desltop from a Windows 7 machine. I have found a lot of conflicting advice on different methods and have plumped for the xRDP ...
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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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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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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 Is ...
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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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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 ...