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    Enabling remote desktop

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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 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.

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    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.

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    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

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    use VNC - there is a howto here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC

    there should be no need - put webmin on your ubuntu box..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    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
    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:

    How To Configure Remote Access To Your Ubuntu Desktop | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials
    Connect to Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) via Windows Remote Desktop | Liberian Geek

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