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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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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 ...
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Example xfreerdp usage with clipboard plugin

FreeRDP 1.0.2 has an updated their parameter syntax for "better interoperability with Windows." I had a problem using the old syntax where the clipboard plugin only worked the first time I pasted, ...
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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How to attach to remote machine's local display session over ssh?

Scenario: Linux mint is running on a machine at my home. I have some gui applications open on it. I'm away from home but want to get at the open applications. I have cygwin/x and I know how to ssh -...
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Remote desktop over SSH reverse tunnel to replace TeamViewer

I want to open a remote desktop session from my laptop to desktop over my SSH (reverse) tunnel. That should be simple (or at least doable), right? Until now I've been using Team Viewer to log in to ...
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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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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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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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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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HTML client for X11 ssh forwarding?

Not totally sure if this is the right place but here goes. I understand that you are able to use X11 to ssh to GUI's and view them, without the server having a full on GUI system running/installed ...
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“supervisory” software for school rooms

In a schoolroom there are 15 machines + 1 the teacher's PC. All have ex.: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Are there any softwares that can be used on the teachers machine that can "audit" the students 15 PC? ...
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Accessing Linux server from Windows machine in graphical mode via SSH

I need to access one of my school Linux servers from my home computer that runs Windows. And I need to access graphical desktop (X server) on them remotely, not only shell. The problem includes 3 ...
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Enable remote desktop for Gnome from command line?

I am trying to set up some automation scripts to set up a Linux environment. I would like to enable remote desktop sharing without the user having to actually use the GUI to do so. My plan is to write ...
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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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Running programs over ssh

I am planning to log in to my college PC using ssh and run some simulations. These simulations take very long time, so I would like the relevant process to run longer than the ssh session (I want to ...
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How to speed up X over fast connection ? (especially over ssh)

What are recommendations on speeding up X applications over local fast (gigabit) connections? (similar question for slow connections) Currently I'm running over ssh -Y, which is fine, but I wonder if ...
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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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Install Desktop on Centos 6.3 remote server

Through our hosting provider, we can create servers running CentOS 6.3. However, these installs are meant to be used as servers that are accessed remotely. They do not come packaged with a GUI "...
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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 do I enable remote desktop of the GUI?

I can ssh into my machine. I want to be able to login to the GUI to do dev work. I went go Applications > System Tools > settings > Sharing > and I have Remote login and Screen Sharing both on. I ...
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Failed to check FreeRDP file descriptor

Using xfreerdp version 1.1.0: oshiro@debian:~$ xfreerdp --version This is FreeRDP version 1.1.0-beta1 (git n/a) oshiro@debian:~$ I am getting the following error message: oshiro@debian:~$ sudo ...
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How can I remotely access my Linux GUI?

I have a Linux machine at work (scientific Linux 6) and I would like to be able to remotely log-in from home. Security-wise we are already allowed, just the current setup requires SSH + Putty and I ...
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remote desktop connection - similar to team viewer

I have a few different Desktop versions of Ubuntus (13.04, 12.04, Kubuntu,..) on different computers. I would like to manage all of them on a single computer via remote connection and be able to use ...
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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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Start remote X session on local tty

I have access to two Linux boxes, both running X servers. Let's call them A and B. I do not always have physical access to machine A, though I can always access it remotely and I have admin access to ...
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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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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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Fastest RDP client on linux

I currently use KRDC on CentOS, but mouse pointer is a little slow and I'm sure that this is not caused by my internet line speed, because the windows RDP client works and everything is fine. Which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to setup a KDE/Gnome-Remote-Server with CentOS 6

I am planning to setup a "terminalserver" for my *nix based administrators. I would like to have a number of users, either with gnome or with kde (based on their likings) who will connect to the ...
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Is there anyway to make vnc viewer function like Xming with allowing linux windows move freely about?

I have a vncserver set up on my remote machine and am using vnc viewer to interact with that machine. I am also used to doing the following: 1. Remote connecting to a machine with an ssh client like ...
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Identifying local and remote sessions

I would like to write a startup script that would perform it's task if it was run on the local machine, but not if it was called from a remote xrdp session. If Local { do something } If remote { do ...
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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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How to reactivate remote desktop service “No Machine” using command line?

I wanted to connect to a Red Hat host with GUI. I have installed "No Machine" on that server. It worked perfectly. I got back to work a week later and the software is still installed but it no longer ...
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Certain keys (arrows, page-up, page-down) not working in rdesktop-vrdp

I start and stop my VM headless style. Start VBoxHeadless -s Windows -v on -e "TCP/Address=0.0.0.0" -e "TCP/Ports=3389" Stop VBoxManage controlvm Windows poweroff And I connect to it using the ...
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Running an xterm remotely with ssh -Y, defies the coloring I setup in .Xresources

The xterm seems to not read the colors I set in my ~/.Xresources file when I connect to a Linux PC remotely. Basically, if I'm sitting in front of my PC and I run an xterm from Xsession, the colors ...
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See server desktop in tightVNC

I installed tightvncserver on one Linux machine and xtightvncviewer on another Linux machine. I can connect from client computer to server computer without problems. There are two problems: The ...
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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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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'...