TeamViewer on Linux

Karl Auer kauer at
Sat Dec 5 23:40:05 UTC 2015

On Sat, 2015-12-05 at 07:11 -0600, Wade Smart wrote:
> VNC. If Q is not commandline software.
> SSH if Q is commandline.

ssh with X11 forwarding works very nicely and requires no additional
software. It's not good for slow connections, but that's not an issue in
my case. Nor is it good if you want to see the whole screen of the
target system, but in the case of TeamViewer one window IS the whole
screen, so it's fine for that too. 

For those who haven't heard of this, try this:

   ssh -X you at

You'll see an xterm open on your local screen. Unless the application
you are opening bypasses X to drive the graphics hardware, this should
work for any application. There are a few other wrinkles, but that's
about it, and it does work for 90% of everything. 

Using VNC to get the whole screen would work around my problem, though.
And VNC is very much multi-platform.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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