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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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 to show the status of all modifier keys in X11?

I have a remote connection through NX client (Remmina) from my local box (Ubuntu 12.04) onto a remote Linux box (CentOS 5.3) with no root privilege, and it only has a strictly restricted internet ...
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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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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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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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Resources usage in x-forwarding

AFAIK, it's possible to forward X-Window sessions, i.e. a computer ("client") may work as a (dumb?) terminal for another ("server"), displaying the desktop, GUI, etc. (and playing sounds, etc.) This ...
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Why VNC performance seems to have dropped over the years?

I've been using VNC since around 2000 (even earlier), back then I used a 19k cellular modem to connect to my desktop. Lately I've been connecting to my Ubuntu desktop from my Android phone. It seems ...
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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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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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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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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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FC20 - Remote Desktop to QEMU Host

I've got a Fedora 20 Workstation that I'm trying to enable desktop sharing on. The additional complication is that this Workstation is also running QEMU for local virtual machines. I've followed the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does using parameter “autorun” of xRDP fail to connect to VNC server?

I am running Linux 4.4.48-2-ARCH #1 SMP Mon Feb 13 19:47:53 MST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux on a Raspberry Pi 3. Relevant installed applications xrdp tigervnc lightdm Xdmcp systemd Situation Working ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Remote Desktop Connection Login Failed, error-problem connecting

I am having a problem remotely logging into my server using remote desktop and XRDP. When attempting to login, I get: Connection Log: -connecting to sesman ip 127.0.0.1 port 3350 -sesman connect ok -...
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How to do x2go Remote Login for Machine Initialization?

I am a cloud computer user. In order to create a new virtual machine in the cloud, usually I have to initialize it using vnc viewer in the cloud control panel before I can access it with x2go client. ...
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Why does xfreerdp say “connected” three times every time?

Every time I use xfreerdp on Mint 17 to connect to a Windows Server 2003 box, it gives the successful "connected" line identically three times before launching the window: $ xfreerdp (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...