windows - ubuntu remote desktop "howto"

Asked by Jeeeeeeright on 2009-03-24

Can anyone please give me a complete "howto" to enable me to control my ubuntu 8.10 computer remotely (remote desktop) over internet on a windows computer?
I don't really care what kind of software I should use, but I need complete step-by-step instructions and preferably download links to use on the windows computer as well at the ubuntu computer.

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On Ubuntu, it's easy to setup; open System > Preferences > Remote Desktop. You'll know what to do, it's easy to setup. This will enable a built-in VNC server. There are many VNC clients for Windows, just pick one. If you're using a router with NAT, make sure your router forwards port 5900 to the computer running Ubuntu.

There are also alternatives. One is called FreeNX, which is a terminal server for Ubuntu. It depends on SSH, so you'll want to install that first: Click here if it's clickable, or enter it as an url in Firefox: apt://openssh-server

Now that you have OpenSSH Server installed, you'll want FreeNX Server on Ubuntu;
* Open System > Administration > Software Sources.
* Open the Third Party tab
* Add a new repository using this line: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/freenx-team/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main #FreeNX Server
* Click here or copy: apt://freenx-server

SSH uses port 22, so again, if you're using a router and NAT, make sure to forward port 22 to the Ubuntu computer.

In Windows, you need to install a client. I recommend the one from Nomachine.com: http://www.nomachine.com/download.php
You'll find the Windows version there. Download and install it. When you first run the NX Client, you'll be taken through a wizard, helping you setup the connection. Session type is UNIX > GNOME

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