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Old 06-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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how to setup remote desktop on Debian 6 XFCE?

I followed the link below to setup remote desktop on XFCE Debian 6 desktop. But apparently I couldn’t get pass the configuration step.

Configure vino:
$ vino-preferences

Has anyone figured out how to have VNC working under XFCE?

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please try to explain what's happened. is there any log file somewhere? Have you got any error messages?

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Old 06-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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Vino is a gnome specific server. So you will have to install quite a few dependencies for it.

I just use x11vnc, it is way better and has many more features/options and it depends on nothing DE specific. The only thing is that yuou will have to configure it with no gui (easiest is to autostart a script that has the required options).
Also, if you want security you will have to tunnel it via ssh and restrict it to localhost listening.
I use it via ssh, and i turn it on only for the time i connect (i use reverse vnc) via the ssh remote launch options.

Example of simple usage:

x11vnc -display :0
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I use rdesktop but that is because my remote server runs windows server.


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