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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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Access Arch-ARM RPi using Remote Desktop [closed]

I have Arch-ARM on a Raspberry Pi, and I wish to connect to it using Remote Desktop from my laptop. I have tried to do so, but it gives me the error message: Remote Desktop can't connect to the ...
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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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Get Remote Desktop on Redhat Enterprise linux. I have ssh access only

I have ssh access on a Redhat enterprise Linux 7.3 machine with root privileges. X-Manager is not serving my purpose to install some software. I want to have remote desktop access on that machine. Can ...
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How to Enable Remote Desktop Access for CentOS 7

Having SSH access to a server I need to install and configure remote access using a Command Line Interface, To access Server using VNC or Terminal Server Client To enable the GUI: yum -y ...
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x2go with multiple remote monitors

I'm trying out x2go on Arch Linux (local and remote) with a Cinnamon desktop environment to get remote access to the local session of my server over SSH. My problem is that the local server has 2 ...
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x11vnc just remote keyboard no screen

i'm working here with two PCs and want to use only one keyboard. I don't have much space left here so i just want to use the keyboard on my "client" side computer. I had the idea to use a remote ...
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How to remotely log in with full graphical desktop over X11

I have two machines, both running kubuntu: server & client. I'd like to connect to server from client and start the full graphical interface without fear that some commands would be run as client ...
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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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Raspberry pi 3 *reverse* remote desktop

I have local machine (A) and Raspberry PI 3 (B). B has HDMI monitor connected, and is running Raspbian OS. I want to run X application on A - say Libre Office Impress presentation that I have on A, ...
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How can I access my windows machine from my linux machine (physically next to each other) with low latency for gaming?

Currently, I'm dualbooting Ubuntu 16.04 and windows 10. I use ubuntu for work, which means I generally dont boot into windows until the weekend. This works ok, but I game on windows, and sometimes it ...
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wayland and remote desktop

apparently Fedora 25, even if in alpha state (not for long, beta comins soon) is doing extremely well with Wayland enable by defaut. I wonder if there's any graphical/easy_to_setup solution out there ...
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how to create a custom desktop session for x2go

I use the emacs window manager EXWM on my remote computer whith lightdm. How can I create a session for emacs EXWM? I am using the x2goclient. I have tried custom desktop with the command "startx" and ...
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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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Is it possible to execute a script that takes user input then execute another script

I am trying to run: Script1: takes password to start VPN Script2: Script1 must be started (but not ended). Launches remote desktop Is it possible to run both of those with one command? Every time I ...
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Connecting from Cygwin to local linux machine using SSH?

I'm fairly new to Linux, I tried to look for an answer for this question online and was unable to find one or was simply confused with the jargon and didn't know if this was exactly what I wanted. ...
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Tab key not working over Remote Desktop

I am using Debian on a VPS. I am connecting to it from Remote desktop on my Windows machine. if I use PuTTY to connect, I can use the Tab-key just fine, files in the terminal auto complete. If I ...
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Trick to create restricted linux user I can remotely control no matter where it connects

Short version: I need to give my 4 yr old son a laptop so that he can skype with me from the other side of the globe. The only help I can expect from his legal guardian is turning the laptop on at the ...
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Why does xrdp session manager not show a user password login prompt?

What setting do I need to get the user/password prompt working? I installed xrdp on a headless system using the following script: # X Window Server sudo pacman -Sy xorg-server --noconfirm # Adds ...
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X equivalent of Windows's 'transparency key'

on Windows I had a program that would run and make a couple API calls to change the window properties on mstsc (Microsoft Terminal Services Client) to set the transparency key. I could then set the ...
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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 desktop VNC from Ubuntu to CentOS7 showing strange view

I'm trying to use remote desktop on my LAN to access a machine's gui from another computer. The machine I am working on is Ubuntu14.04LTS using KDE desktop. The target machine is CENTOS7 with MATE ...
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OpenBSD Remote Desktop

Does OpenBSD have a built-in remote desktop server? If not, what is the most preferred remote desktop server people run on OpenBSD?
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How to set up multy-user xrdp server for 20 users that would force kill-all session created processes on disconnect?

I want to have an xrdp multy-user server that would allow 20 users to connect. I wish to kill-all session created processes (and terminate sesstion) on disconnect for each user. Is it possible with ...
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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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VNC to cloud server?

Is it possible to use VNC to access Linux? I set everything up and ran VNC from my Android phone using my servers IP. To my surprise I ended up with an image of my own desktop which was connected to ...
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How to show and operate a remote Linux desktop when SSH or any other remote service is unavailable? [closed]

The situation is as follows. On Monday, I need to showcase a program that needs the set-up development environment and hardware on my home system, at the university. The ISP are misbehaving and won't ...
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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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Monitor mirroring

I need to mirror a remote monitor from a server running CentOS 6.5. With VNC I'm able to connect to the :0 display (that it's the one it is shown on the remote server monitor) but when I change user ...
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Setup GUI via ssh

I can connect to my universitys server, where I have a virtual machine running on Debian 8.3 (as far as I can see, no additional software is installed yet). I have admin rights and can install new ...
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How can I achieve the effect of MS remote desktop on Linux?

On Windows machines, if one machine A runs the remote desktop service, and another machine B (which in fact doesn't have to be Windows) runs a remote desktop client - then the user on B can 'steal' ...
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chrome remote desktop gives “Failed to start host service” error

I am trying to "Enable Remote Connections" after installing the chrome web app as well as the chrome remote desktop service as per the following article: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/...
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How to show desktop when remotely accessing Debian?

Client: Win7 with Xming Server installed. Using putty to access with allowing X11. Remote: Debian 3.2.73 with GNOME as the GUI environemt. And X11Forward=yes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config I can launch ...
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Clipboard doesn't work between Win7 (local) and Linux (remote)

I'm using Win7 64-bit and connecting remotely to Debian. The thing is copy/paste doesn't work even for plain text. I've tried killing this process rdpclip.exe and create again, but that didn't help. ...
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Using VNC without unlocking the lock screen locally

Currently I use VNC to connect to a virtual desktop on my Fedora workstation, which for the most part works fine. But ideally I'd like to connect to my active session on the workstation and access ...
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Which light linux distribution allows to connect via RDP from login screen [closed]

I would like to reactivate my old laptop and configure it in a way it will connect and login to other computer via Remote Desktop Protocol from login screen (e.g. to Windows 10). Do you know of any ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - connect via RDP from login screen

Is there a way to connect via Remote Desktop Protocol to another machine from login screen in Lubuntu?
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Experience issues with rdesktop and Windows 8.1

For many sad reasons I have been combining my Linux desktop with a Windows session. I have been using a Windows Terminal Server with Gnome2/Mate and rdesktop like this: rdesktop [...] -a 24 -x l -D -...
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RDP on Linux system

I want to know more about how Remote Desktop Protocol works on Linux system. Does RDP client on Linux (rdesktop, FreeRDP, etc) using same API as Windows remote desktop?
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Enabling graphics acceleration for OpenGL over remotely via VPN from Ubuntu client(my laptop)to Windows server(computation is here)

I have an access to Internet via a Wifi. Then, I have a VPN connection established from my Ubuntu laptop to a LAN network. My Windows Machine where computation happens using OpenGL is on the same ...
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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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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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Displaying a remote window in a EOD session

Please can someone tell me how to display a remote window in a EOD session? The usual way of setting "setenv DISPLAY local.host.com:192" in the remote session and doing a "xhost +" in the remote ...
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Use hardware keyboard with rdp

I'm running xrdp on my RPi, and it works how it's supposed to, but since the keyboard on iOS behaves weird in Microsoft's rdp app, I would like to be able to use my iPhone/iPad as screen (+ mouse) and ...
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Why are RDP clients on Linux much slower than on Windows?

I have a Windows 8.1 remote PC, to which I am connecting using RDP from Windows 7 and Linux clients. I noticed that the performance e.g. when scrolling is much better on Windows than on any Linux ...
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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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RDP enters command prompt automatically

Why is this? I did remote desktop connection from mac to ubuntu server. I get a command prompt automatically for some reason.
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How SSH Tunneling is working

can someone explain how the following ssh tunneling is working ? ssh root@localhost -P 2222 -pw 1234 L 3300:remote_WIN_machine1:3389 this ssh command is running from Linux machine while the remote ...
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How do I setup remote desktop to work seamlessly?

I've been using laptops for a very long time, and have preferred them over desktops for many reasons (one being, obviously, portability). However, right now I'm planning on building a simple home ...
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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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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 ...