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Old 04-27-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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Your remote desktop

Hi forum!

The new version of Slack is on the doorstep and soon it's time to clean up my box.

What is your remote desktop server of choice?
I require a few things:
- Linux side server that starts up on boot
- Windows and linux side client
- Preferably attachable to a running desktop session, although I can live with a server that starts up X
- Semi-effortless setup on Slackware (with slackbuilds, maybe)

This far I've used x11vnc, but we don't get along all the time. I was interested to try teamviewer, but so far I didn't find information how to use it as standalone server.

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Old 04-27-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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I use VNC almost all the time. You can not attach to the X session that is running on the console but that does not interest me anyway. With VNC I can run X sessions 24/7, separate from anything else that may or may not be running on the box.
Slackware has tightvnc in /extra but nowadays I prefer tigervnc ( for packages).

VNC clients are abundant. I use them on Windows, Linux, Solaris, even my Android phone.

Old 04-27-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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You can also use TeamViewer
Old 04-27-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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I use FreeNX quite often I love it.
It works very well even on low bandwidth / high latency internet connections.

AlienBOB was kind enough to provide the packages for us
A windows client lives here
Old 04-27-2011, 12:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
You can not attach to the X session that is running on the console but that does not interest me anyway
Actually, you can do that, with x11vnc
Old 04-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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I use ether tigervnc from Alien or FreeNX. So far FreeNX is my choice for outside connections and tigervnc inside my lan.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:57 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the input! I just got my box updated to 13.37 (over an ssh connection, mind you ). I'll do some testing with all the suggestions.

Much appreciated!
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