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  1. #1
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    Feb 2009
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Question Remote Desktop from PDA (hTC Touch Diamond)

    Hi all! I have a PDA with WinMo 6.1 and I want to remotely connect it to my ubuntu desktop.

    -my PDA: hTC Touch Diamond

    -my ubuntu connects to the internet through a (MSI) router that has a PPPoE connection

    -I set up the Remote Desktop in ubuntu and got something like "Your desktop is only reachable over the local network. Others can access your computer using the address , x.local."

    -Then I noticed that "" was a link to "vnc://"

    -Also the "x.local" was a link to "vnc://x.local::5000"

    - oh...and yes...I'd like to remote connect NOT only from the local network!

    If someone already got this kind of connection working, please,please share.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Lightbulb Done !!

    ok! After some searching/learning/trying I finally got it working. Here is how you do it:

    - PDA: hTC Touch Diamond with custom ROM (DiaDuit)
    - PC: ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala
    - internet connection (PC): through a MSI wireless router
    - internet connection (PDA): orange 3G (my provider)

    1. get the VNC Client (for PDA) from below this post (vncviewer).
    2. set your linux box:
    - press ALT+F2 to open the "Run App" dialog
    - enter "gconftool -u /desktop/gnome/remote_access/network_interface" and hit RUN
    (if you don't have karmic see this for help:
    - configure the Vino application (this is the default VNC server in ubuntu based distros):
    3. configure your router (if you have one): just forward the ports 5800 and 5900 for your local IP (mine is You can use other ports; just have to change these default ones in vncviewer and ofcourse to forward them properly.
    4. find your external IP ( and enter it in the vncviewer. Type your password. Hit ENTER!
    5. scare your girlfriend and make her think the computer is possessed. ( fact it is ! )
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