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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Remote desktop for Ubuntu 13.10

Haven't used it recently, but while working with multiple offices in the UK
I was having pretty good success with VNC.


There are clients (and servers) available for Windows machines.  TightVNC
was the one I was using.

Good luck.

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Jean-Francois Messier <jf [ at ] messier [ dot ] ca> wrote:

> For the last few versions of Ubuntu, I was having increasingly more
> problems getting a remote desktop working properly from a Windows
> client.
> 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 :-)
> JF
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