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[OCLUG-Tech] Remote desktop for Ubuntu 13.10

  • Subject: [OCLUG-Tech] Remote desktop for Ubuntu 13.10
  • From: "Jean-Francois Messier" <jf [ at ] messier [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 06:35:21 -0700
For the last few versions of Ubuntu, I was having increasingly more
problems getting a remote desktop working properly from a Windows

Here's my problem: I have serveral Ubuntu-based computers (Desktop
edition, not server), and those are virtual ones, running on a remote
box. Although I can do many things using the CLI, there are times where
I need the GUI, from a Windows-based client.

I tried the NX-based solution, with not much success (also the client
was flagged as infected by our andi-virus). I also tried the straight
RDP client, using the xrdp service installed under Ubuntu. In both
cases, I was ending up with a blank desktop, without even a button to
log out. I had to ssh to remotely kill the process.

What is recommended for such setup ?

Thanks :-)

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