Lubuntu Via Remote Desktop

John Hupp lubuntu at
Tue May 13 18:43:21 UTC 2014

On 5/13/2014 2:30 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> On 5/13/2014 8:57 AM, Chuck Boecking wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> What is the best way to connect to lubuntu remotely from multiple 
>> devices (computer, tablet, etc..)? I am _not_ referring to connecting 
>> simultaneously. I just need access to the remote desktop from what 
>> ever device I am using.
>> I have become a big fan of lubuntu in the last year. Mainly because I 
>> can use it with xrdp to manage remote servers and perform remote 
>> development. When not connected, xrdp+lubuntu leaves virtually no 
>> traces in memory or CPU. Another benefit is that remote desktop 
>> exists for almost any client.
>> As you are probably aware ubuntu 13+ breaks xrdp+lubuntu. When you 
>> try to log in, you get a gray screen. There are many people posting 
>> solutions that prescribe leaving lubuntu to go to xfce4. Here are 
>> more details 
>> <>. I 
>> believe the issue is with xrdp (not lubuntu).
>> I am hoping you guys can help me find a better remote connectivity 
>> option. Please let me know what works best for you.
>> Thank you for your consideration and regards,
>> Chuck Boecking
>> 512.850.6068 (office and cell)
>> chuck at <mailto:chuck at>
>> chuck.boecking (skype)
> I'm currently using Google Chrome Remote Assistance, which so far is 
> the best compromise I've seen for a situation where a set of known 
> devices are accessed regularly (as opposed to one-off connections).  
> I'm using it with laptops/desktops running Lubuntu and Windows.  I 
> don't know about tablet support.
> It's not as good as Chrome Remote Desktop (which is not offered on 
> Linux), in that it requires the user to start the host program (which 
> can be a bookmark in Chrome, or a desktop shortcut), issue an 
> invitation, and give you an access code.
> But the performance is better than any VNC-based solution I know of, 
> and I don't have to set up and run some sort of an access server.
> In the past I have used Intel Mesh, which doesn't require user 
> intervention on the host machine, but I have not been able to get it 
> working under Lubuntu 14.04.

I should have added that I was looking for a solution that was free even 
for business usage.  For cases that are personal-use only or where there 
is a budget for it, TeamViewer works VERY well.

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