Question

Is there a way to remote desktop into ubuntu like windows?

  • Posted on September 26, 2014
  • JahgDohgAsked by JahgDohg

Is there?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Sure:

sudo apt-get install vnc4server

then:

vncserver 

which will launch your session.

if your client computer is windows you can use: https://duckduckgo.com/l/?kh=-1&uddg=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.realvnc.com%2F

If your client computer is linux, then take your pick for clients. I like Remmina

If your client computer is Apple, I think you can just use the native RemoteDesktop application.

Some other notes:

For Ubuntu 14.04, I installed gnome-panel, and then edited my ~/.vnc/xstartup to look like this:

#!/bin/sh
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
x-window-manager &

export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1
unset SESSION_MANAGER
unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS
gnome-session --session=ubuntu -geometry 1280x930 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &

gnome-panel &
nautilus &
gnome-settings-daemon &