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Old 05-26-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hello, I am new to linux, but learning my way around. I would like to set up a remote desktop connection from my xp machine to my linux machine. The linux machine is a hp laptop changed over to linux. I have been reading some posts on how to setup the RD, on the hp, and how to configure it. Please understand that i am still new to alot of othe linux jargaon, so please put it as plain as possible.

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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try with lan network and tightvnc installed on both machines.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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i use xrdp.

works pretty well on my windows based fone.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 02:45 PM   #4
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I would like to set up a remote desktop connection from my xp machine to my linux machine.
From/To can be confusing in this topic.

Do you want to view/control on your Windows system applications that run on the Linux system?
Or do you want to view/control on your Linux system applications that run on the Windows system?

There are several different ways to do each.

One of the simpler and more robust methods is to run a vnc server on the system where the applications will run and a vnc client on the system where the operator, physical display, keyboard and mouse will be.

It is also possible to run a remote desktop program on Linux to connect to Windows via remote desktop protocol (application on the Windows system, user at the Linux system).

There are also several ways to setup remote usage via X client/server. If doing so, be aware X "client", "server" terminology is counter intuitive (reverse of VNC terminology): The X "server" is the end directly used by the operator. The X "client" is the end where the application programs run.

A Linux system with GUI support uses an X client/server model even without any remote usage. So the software is already installed on any Linux GUI system. A few different Windows X "server" programs are available. The one that is part of cygwin is a good choice.

Last edited by johnsfine; 05-26-2010 at 02:47 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 01:31 PM   #5
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linux remote desktop

Yes, I am trying to veiw my linux desktop from my windows xp system. I have installed VNC, and i have set up the remote desktop on my linux laptop.what else might I have to do to get a connection. The IP address that I am being given from the linux laptop to input on my xp machine login screen is not working. Please help.

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From/To can be confusing in this topic.

Do you want to view/control on your Windows system applications that run on the Linux system?
Or do you want to view/control on your Linux system applications that run on the Windows system?

There are several different ways to do each.

One of the simpler and more robust methods is to run a vnc server on the system where the applications will run and a vnc client on the system where the operator, physical display, keyboard and mouse will be.

It is also possible to run a remote desktop program on Linux to connect to Windows via remote desktop protocol (application on the Windows system, user at the Linux system).

There are also several ways to setup remote usage via X client/server. If doing so, be aware X "client", "server" terminology is counter intuitive (reverse of VNC terminology): The X "server" is the end directly used by the operator. The X "client" is the end where the application programs run.

A Linux system with GUI support uses an X client/server model even without any remote usage. So the software is already installed on any Linux GUI system. A few different Windows X "server" programs are available. The one that is part of cygwin is a good choice.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 01:40 PM   #6
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Ok, I have added the file XRDP, and have made a connection. But all i get is a blinking greyish monochrome looking screen. What is wrong or what am i missing?

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i use xrdp.

works pretty well on my windows based fone.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 07:27 PM   #7
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vnc allways has washed out colours and is slow to update unless you have a very fast connection, still over lan it shouldent be too bad
 
  


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