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Old 09-12-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Fedora17 LXDE "RDP" replacements? vnc, freenx, etc, etc


As a recovering Windows addict and a linux noob, I soon figured out that one thing M$ got right was RDP Am looking for "replacement" protocol suitable for use in the following situation. Have done some trial and error (mostly error) installs and much searching but thought it was time to get some more knowledgeable opinions

System:
2 box lan behind router (home network)
OS Fedora 17 lxde spin recent install both boxes
Single user (same) both boxes

Note:
Gave up windows 3 weeks ago, and set up one box (Working) with F17 as a replacment enviroment. System works ok
Had second box on hand (Experimental) so setup same F17 distro in able to play around without messing with the production box.
Limited space and old CRT monitors so tried to make "Experimental" headless by installing Tigervnc-server and running Remmina client (as shipped with F17) Limited success Tigervnc does not seem to support true shadowing, currently unable to cut/paste box to box, etc

Status and Request:

Have searched for info and as usual, found way too much. Most of it outdated Seems my best option is some flavor of nx (freenx, nomachine, other?) but current documentation for dummies is a bit slim. Would appreciate suggestions for what in you all's opinion is the best way to run/manage a remote gui on F17 (Already set up in Ubuntu, but if I want an I-pad I will buy one) Remember purpose of "Experimantal" is to mirror "Working" If I have to access via command line, not much point.

That's it TIA for your suggestions
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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i would absolutely recommend the *real* version of nx every time. the free version from nomachine.org is deliberately sized to be equivalent to the default limited rdp experience on Windows (as opposed to Terminal Services)
 
Old 09-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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I forget but didn't Fedora introduce a new remote desktop deal on F17? http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/multi-seat.html
 
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I forget but didn't Fedora introduce a new remote desktop deal on F17? http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/multi-seat.html
It looks like some sort of vnc server is std with the mainstream(ish) spins Eg: Gnome and KDE desktops but as I generally run old crappy boxes I decided to minumize the ovhd with Lxde
Of course traveling the road less taken, can lead to some interesting destinations. My tigervnc-server set up I installed acts just about as your article describes, can run as many remote users as I want on their own displays eg: vncserver@:1 vncserver:2 etc. Problem is don't seem to be able to access vncserver@:0 which is where I need to be to really "run" the box. Have a list of other glitches with tiger which may or may not be fixable unless I can shadow display:0 it really matters not.

At this point looks like some flavor of NX as suggested above will be the way. Open to further suggestions, and will post results of successful trials. \

Tks
 
Old 09-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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It depends

REally, it depends upon your situation and what you want connecting to what. I like the Linux Remote Desktop client, but XRDP is not the level that Terminal Server seems.
VNC is the best all-around option, but the NX tools are more efficient for certain kinds of situations.

You are not limited to only one! That is the real power of Linux, for any problem there are a dozen solutions that are not 'wrong'. Use the one(s) that serve you best.
 
Old 09-13-2012, 03:00 AM   #6
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vnc is the best all round option? My arse it is. It's a nasty nasty program. Just because it's easy doesn't mean it's good.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 09:55 AM   #7
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One solution is to use ThinLinc which include 10 free concurrent licenses,
its a breeze to install, take a look at following screencast, how to get it
up and running.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEJ0KrnXyP0


Regards,

Henrik Andersson
 
  


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