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thgis
August 27th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Hey.
I just started using ubuntu. I'm used to windows and have used remote desktop available in windows XP pro a lot. I want to do the same with my ubuntu linux workstation. I have tried using VNC (vino and vinagre) but are not very satisfied with the result. Specially I find it annoying that I can't change the resolution as I can on windows remote desktop. Further it seems a lot slower although it is on 100 mbit.

Is there another way to remotely connect and use programs on my remote ubuntu desktop?

Regards,
Thomas

i.r.id10t
August 27th, 2009, 02:08 PM
If you have a local x server (cygwin-x on windows, just plain 'ol X on a *nix box) then you can export your display over a ssh tunnel.

bterminalx
August 28th, 2009, 05:06 AM
If you're looking at school, and they use windows, then the Remote Desktop Connection should be avaliable.

You can run a RDP server on ubuntu.


sudo apt-get install xrdp

If they don't have that option avaliable, you can always get the really really really portable lite version of UltraVNC (I personally recommend)

Rajwinder
August 28th, 2009, 05:19 AM
You can also use terminal server client under applications then internet and then select it.

tlyczko
November 4th, 2009, 05:52 PM
is the TS client available in Xubuntu or is it a different install??