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Linux remote desktop software?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by GodAtum, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. GodAtum

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 27, 2009

    Posts: 1,324

    At the moment I use Multiplicity and Windows 10. This is great because I can use the KVM feature to "remote desktop" into a remote PC.

    But I cannot find a good equivalent for Ubuntu/CentOS :(
  2. WoodyUK


    Joined: Dec 29, 2009

    Posts: 6,212

    VNC though you can do TeamViewer easily enough if you have GUI to begin with
  3. GodAtum

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 27, 2009

    Posts: 1,324

    Teamview is way too expensive now, my budget is £30 per year. Also I need to be able to see the screen connected to the PC from my remote PC, kinda like remote support.
  4. opethdisciple


    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 17,489

    Location: London

    Have a look at TigerVNC.
  5. mrbell1984


    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 19,412

    Location: UK

    What's up with Chrome remote desktop?
  6. AmateurExpert


    Joined: Aug 7, 2017

    Posts: 396

    Location: location location

    Ubuntu comes with vino-server (type "Desktop Sharing" into the dash) to provide remote desktop functionality. It should work with whatever VNC client you choose; if you're on a Ubuntu host, Remmina can do VNC, otherwise there's loads of VNC clients on Windows.
  7. Tom B


    Joined: Oct 20, 2007

    Posts: 679

    X2Go is also pretty good
  8. SupraWez

    Wise Guy

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  9. SMN

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2008

    Posts: 2,392

    Location: The ether

    Start a session with 'vncserver' on the CLI, ensure the ports are open (i.e. a range of 5900 to 5905) then use something like RealVNC client to connect in.
  10. Buffalo2102


    Joined: Jun 9, 2004

    Posts: 632

  11. Cromulent


    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

    Posts: 2,988

    This. You can use the standard Windows Remote Desktop client to connect to a Linux machine or a Windows machine, and it works flawlessly. I've used it to remote into a Raspberry Pi if I wanted to do something that would have been a pain using SSH.
  12. BigBoy


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,405

    Location: Bath

    Unless you are using Debian/Ubuntu then it won't work due to a bug
  13. DeeJay-Mo


    Joined: Jul 20, 2005

    Posts: 553

    Location: the dirty souf

    Indeed. I use it daily to connect to a xfce session and it works really well.
  14. awaybreaktoday


    Joined: May 15, 2006

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    Location: London