[ubuntu-za] Remote graphic access between ubuntu boxes

Gavin netmatters at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 10:10:30 GMT 2009

2009/10/30 Bruno Marques <bruno at tropical.co.mz>:

> well. my friend now says that using vnc he could easily speak from his linux
> box at home to his linux box at work..
> what his trouble is now,.. is that he cant from a windows box at home
> connect to the linux box at work..
> what he's saying is that linux by default opens the port 5900 for RDP, and
> that port is opne... but the windows box uses the port 3389... he said he
> already tried changing the default port on the linux box to the same port as
> windows with now effect
> he tried later a program called xrdp, and with that program, he altered the
> config gile, so now the port was listening but he couldnt establish the
> connection,
> and today he tried tightvncviewer, but hes saying that its too difficult to
> configure, and hes looking for a more simpler and working solution to
> connect from windows pc to ubuntu, with the graphic interface..

M$ RDP uses 3389 as a port. VNC is a different protocol.

Install a VNC client on the Windows box and you're sorted.


More information about the ubuntu-za mailing list