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    Talking to another computer

    Is there a program that will allow me to connect my linux ubuntu laptop to my Windows XP desktop so I can log into files and run programs?

    thks from a major newbie

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    Re: Talking to another computer

    are you looking for a graphical interface like Remote Desktop or a text base command line style?

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    Re: Talking to another computer

    Remote desktop

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    Re: Talking to another computer

    Hello Powdah,

    I do exactly what your after using RealVNC installed on a WinXP machine at a remote site. You can D/L it free from here :

    http://www.realvnc.com/products/download.html

    Once you've downloaded, installed, and set it up on your XP machine, go to your Ubuntu machine and go to Applications->Internet->Remote Desktop Viewer

    Press 'Connect'

    Set the protocol to VNC and punch in your XP machine's IP address into the host box.

    Press the (new) 'Connect' button and you should be presented with a password request.

    Enter it as you set it up during the RealVNC install and your DONE !!


    Cheers,

    Tim
    Last edited by Darce; January 12th, 2010 at 06:51 AM. Reason: Passed it through the 'Common Sense' filter........

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    Re: Talking to another computer

    Enable remote desktop in Windows then do:
    $ rdesktop -g 90% windowsboxipaddress

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    Re: Talking to another computer

    Thks for help. This forum is making my switch over much easier.

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    Re: Talking to another computer

    with remote desktop enabled on windows, you can use the terminal server client that comes with ubuntu(at least in 9.04, forgot if it in 9.10) and choose the RDP protocal.

    (not sure about all this, last remote desktop-ed 6 months ago.)
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