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How can I enable remote desktop on ubuntu 12.04 so I can remote in from a win7 machine? It's ...
4th July 2012, 11:33 AM #1
Enabling remote desktop
How can I enable remote desktop on ubuntu 12.04 so I can remote in from a win7 machine? It's just that I have fog setup on ubuntu and as I don't leave the server on all the time I was wanting to power down the machine remotely otherwise I'm going to need to leave a monitor and keyboard attached just to turn the thing off.
4th July 2012, 11:38 AM #2
If you want to power it on remotely you will need to enable wol on that computer and you will need to send a magic packet to it to get it to start.
As for remote desktop, I believe you will need to install rdesktop. This assumes you have the gui/desktop version of ubuntu.
4th July 2012, 11:44 AM #3
Powering on is ok by hand but I want to put the box out of the way so didn't want to use a monitor or keyboard and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
4th July 2012, 12:28 PM #4
use VNC - there is a howto here:
there should be no need - put webmin on your ubuntu box..
4th July 2012, 01:25 PM #5
If you want remote poweron and your mainboard supports it, you can do it via WOL. I assume you didnt know you can get a Server version and a Desktop version of Ubuntu. That being the case im pretty sure at this stage that you're using the Desktop version, so you can do as carvjo suggest or heres a couple guides to get remote desktop working:
Originally Posted by Jobos
How To Configure Remote Access To Your Ubuntu Desktop | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials
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