View Full Version : [xubuntu] Help! vnc client screws up keyboard

July 21st, 2011, 04:58 AM
Hi all,

Since network file systems seem either broken or slow, I'm trying to get VNC working.

Basically it does work. But the clients I've found so far are very clunky about moving around the screen of the server system, there doesn't seem to be a clean way of exiting the client, and now the keyboard on the system which I ran the client on is completely screwed up.

I need something sane here.

First, how do I get my keyboard working correctly again?

Second, is there a VNC client that's actually any good?


The Cog
July 23rd, 2011, 02:45 PM
vinagre is the one I use - it's in the menus as Internet->Remote Desktop Viewer. I've not seen it cause keyboard problems.

If you're controlling a Windows computer, you would be better off using RDP protocol - sudo apt-get install rdesktop and then command like rdesktop

July 23rd, 2011, 09:40 PM
Thanks, I was following instructions that steered me down another path. I will give this a try.