Lubuntu Via Remote Desktop

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Tue May 13 21:47:12 UTC 2014

I'm using *x11vnc*... It's quite simple, you can activate when needed or
make a simples script to run on startup. I also use *vncserver*, it is a
little hard to setup, and you will probably connect to a different display,
so, on the case to assist an user, it is not good!

2014-05-13 15:43 GMT-03:00 John Hupp <lubuntu at>:

>  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
> 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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