RealVNC Windows - Ubuntu

Asked by lewiswa on 2009-02-01

Hi,

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed RealVNC on my Ubuntu Server and can access the server through my Windows desktop, but only when the account on the Ubuntu server is logged in. How can I setup RealVNC so that I can connect to the server remotely when Ubuntu is at the login screen?

Thanks,
Lewis

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2009-02-01
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2009-09-08

Ubuntu already have a remote access server you don't need to install vnc please configure it.

System → Preferences → Remote Desktop

But if this is a real server exposed to the wild net please use ssh service to access yor server and set strong password for all users. I I usually don't made active any remote desktop access on a server.

Hope this helps

lewiswa (lewis-a-watson) said : #2

RealVNC works on Ubuntu, and I would like to use that. The only issue is when I log off. It may have something to do with sessions?

I insist Ubuntu already have a vnc access to your Ubuntu and it is active even if you log off have you already tried...?
I think is better to use standard Ubuntu service instead of changing in deep the sessions startup.

Hope this helps

lewiswa (lewis-a-watson) said : #4

How does the built in Ubuntu Remote Desktop system work with my Windows machine?

Can you point me to instructions for working with the Ubuntu Remote Desktop program on my Windows desktop?

Simply make access from your Windows pc to the Ubuntu pc using a dns solved name or the ip.
I prefer to use UltraVnc http://www.uvnc.com/ on Windows.

Hope this helps

lewiswa (lewis-a-watson) said : #6

RealVNC is basically UltraVNC. I can access my Ubuntu machine with RealVNC, it just cuts me off when I logoff.

lewiswa (lewis-a-watson) said : #7

Can someone else shed any light on this problem?

Ubuntu already have a remote access server you don't need to install vnc please configure it.

System → Preferences → Remote Desktop

if you configure it, it show up a command to conect, simply use the Servers IP.
Strongly recommended to you learn to use SSH, because is safe, and it can be used to redirect X.

lewiswa (lewis-a-watson) said : #9

Thank you for your response. However, this still doesn't help me. I know
Ubuntu has a built in Remote Desktop client. I have successfully remote
desktop'ed to my Ubuntu machine through RealVNC, however I cannot remote
desktop to it when the Ubuntu machine is not logged in.

I would like to continue using RealVNC.

Any suggestions?

On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 9:33 PM, juancarlospaco <
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> Your question #59400 on vino in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vino/+question/59400
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> juancarlospaco proposed the following answer:
> Ubuntu already have a remote access server you don't need to install vnc
> please configure it.
>
> System → Preferences → Remote Desktop
>
> if you configure it, it show up a command to conect, simply use the Servers
> IP.
> Strongly recommended to you learn to use SSH, because is safe, and it can
> be used to redirect X.
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I think you will find better answer about realvnc here http://www.realvnc.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi/vnc-list

Hope this helps

merzoukr (rickmerzouk) said : #11

Lewiswa,

I would love to know if you ever received an answer to the question you were asking - it obviously was not answered here. I am having the same issue. I can Remote Control my Ubuntu 9.04 box from Windows with RealVNC. I am guessing the VINO, the VNC client on my Ubuntu box has to be set to run as a service. I have also tried x11vnc and vnc4server. I am able to connect to all three VNC servers, but only after the local Ubuntu workstation has logged in (i.e. gotten past the login screen). I would like to remote control the Ubuntu box even when it is at the login screen. And I want it to be logged out, some of the time, so, automatic login will not work for me.

Anyway, if you ever figured it out, please post.

thank you!!

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