remote login with gui

Karl Auer kauer at
Tue Nov 4 09:29:22 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 01:03 -0800, Donny George wrote:
> i am looking for a software for remote access on the ubuntu. at the
> moment i use putty but my usage is strictly restricted to command
> line, text mode. is there any software thats give me a GUI on the
> ubuntu machines? i also came across team viewer but its just for
> windows and apples

VNC and VNC viewer.

On the Ubuntu system you want to see (the "remote system"), use
System->Preferences->Remote desktop to allow others to see the desktop.
Definitely require a password and demand encryption.

On the Ubuntu system where you will be viewing *from* (the "local
system"), use Applications->Internet->Remote desktop viewer.

This is for GNOME; I presume similar functionality is available under
KDE. I am also fairly sure there is a Windows version of vncviewer.

Regards, K.

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