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netopalis45
January 20th, 2011, 04:28 AM
i have been messing around with the remote desktop settings on one of my ubuntu machines. when i try to log into it using the built in remote desktop application from another ubuntu machine i can see what is going on on the screen and can move the cursor around and click on things but changes only happen on the host computer. sometimes when i log in all i can see is the screensaver and cannot get that to go away. is there a setting that i am missing or is there some other program that allows me to have full control and actually see what i am doing?

EienTatsu
January 20th, 2011, 05:59 AM
are you using compiz?

netopalis45
January 20th, 2011, 03:12 PM
yes i am. does that make a difference?

EienTatsu
January 20th, 2011, 06:37 PM
yes i am. does that make a difference?
You might be having a very common bug where the screen doesn't refresh when using compiz. Try reverting back to metacity and see if that works.

netopalis45
January 20th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Would that involve removing compiz or is there a way to just disable it?

netopalis45
January 20th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Would that involve removing compiz or is there a way to just disable it?
or is there some compiz alternative that doesnt have that bug?