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Old 11-15-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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remote access to kde desktop from windows

Is it possible to setup the KDE remote access in a linux system so that I can access this linux KDE desktop from a windows system? I am able to access the linux system via putty currently, but I would like to able to use all the KDE GUI programs.

If it is possible, how to setup, any document link?

Old 11-16-2005, 12:23 AM   #2
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I suggest you run a VNC server on your Linux machine; and then connect to it with a VNC client on Windows. You may or may not have a VNC server installed and/or running; but your distribution probably has an implementation of VNC like RealVNC or TightVNC.
Old 04-30-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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It is a little late to answer your question, but it might be helpful for other people looking for answers to it.

I found that you can access X applications from a remote computer using SSH. This is probably a good and secure alternative to using VNC + VPN.

To access KDE from Windows, you need to install an X server in the Windows machine, and use the forwarding feature of SSH. I posted specific instructions in my blog at and I use PuTTY and Xming as the key tools to gain remote access to KDE.

An unfortunate disadvantage of this method is that it consumes a lot of bandwidth because the image quality is virtually perfect. It also consumes a lot of computer resources (in the Linux portion) because SSH needs to encrypt and decrypt information, which is pretty demanding.

Hope this was helpful


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