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Remote login from Vista or XP into kubuntu
« on: February 23, 2008, 08:19:24 am »
I am looking for a way to remote login from my Vista or XP machines into kubuntu to make tweaks from my desk instead of sitting in front of the tv (convenience). Can anyone recommend any tools for this? I am a newbie in terms of linux networking, so some pointers to tutorials in this regard will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Remote login from Vista or XP into kubuntu
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 01:49:02 pm »
The built in remote desktop in Kubuntu uses VNC...
The problem is that it is not installed in LinuxMCE.

It can be installed and controlled with VNC on any computer.
Google around.

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Re: Remote login from Vista or XP into kubuntu
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 02:05:55 pm »
Several VNC apps are available as normal ubuntu packages.  here is one:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy/tightvncserver

you should be able to install it using

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apt-get install tightvncserver
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Re: Remote login from Vista or XP into kubuntu
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 07:15:42 pm »
You can use putty under windows to login using SSH.  Google knows where to find it.
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Re: Remote login from Vista or XP into kubuntu
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008, 07:18:33 pm »
also, instead of using tightvnc...

use krfb

or even better, x11vnc.

The difference between the two is, really.. krfb is a graphical client that you can access from the K menu, but it requires manual invitation and acceptance to use the screen each time.... while x11vnc you start from the command line, but it will allow access without invitation...

weigh the difference, and apt-get install the appropriate one.

either way, the tightvnc client for windows has no problem communicating with either.

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