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Old 08-07-2018, 08:53 AM   #1
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Question RDP problems


I've decided to stop using TeamViewer with Antergos and am looking for an alternative. I'm dropping TeamViewer because every time I used it, the screen would flash really bad when I moved the mouse. Another reason I'm dropping it, when my internet goes out, TeamViewer is useless. So I'm looking for something that doesn't need internet access to work.

I have a Windows 7 box that I'll be using to remote into the Antergos box. Sure, I have SSH access but want to have the whole "GUI" experience.

Since I'll be using a Windows 7 box as the client, I thought.... lemme see if I can just use the RDP client built into Windows 7 to access the Antergos box. So I installed (I think), xrdp? (or some rdp server) and I believe I have the RDP stuff all started on the Antergos box but when I use the Windows client (or rdesktop 192.168.1.5 from a Linux box), I get the following screen: (see attached screen shot)

When I click the 'Session' box, there's a few choices in there and no matter which one I pick, after typing in my username and password, that box disappears and nothing happens.

Do I need to add my user account to some 'rdp' group or is there some other program I need to install?

Or should I look into some *VNC solution? (Which do you recommend, seems all the VNC solutions for Arch are either abandoned or their package maintainers aren't quite keeping up with the latest versions.... UltraVNC for example. AUR has 1.2.1 (last updated in October of last year) but 1.2.2 is the latest).

I tried Remmina(sp?) but kept getting an error about how a UDP connection couldn't be established. (I'm thinking that's the reason for my problem posted in the screenshot..... I think I'm missing some part of RDP.

I don't have any firewall program installed on the Windows 7 box or Antergos so that's no the problem.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:05 AM   #2
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Hi road_hazard,

I do this type of thing all the time at home. For remote accessing with GUI support, I ssh into the remote computer, start up vncserver on the remote computer, and then connect to it with a vnc client on the client computer.

I have used both tigervnc and tightvnc ... more often tigervnc. This solution works between linux machines and between linux and windows machines as well, both directions ...

If you need details, let us know !
 
Old 08-07-2018, 12:01 PM   #3
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Hi road_hazard,

I do this type of thing all the time at home. For remote accessing with GUI support, I ssh into the remote computer, start up vncserver on the remote computer, and then connect to it with a vnc client on the client computer.

I have used both tigervnc and tightvnc ... more often tigervnc. This solution works between linux machines and between linux and windows machines as well, both directions ...

If you need details, let us know !
Thanks for the reply! Could you go into more detail on this? I'd prefer to have the VNCServer running all the time as I'll only be accessing this PC from within my home and not forwarding anything out to the internet. Do I just look for a 'vncserver' package in the AUR and make sure the SystemD service is enabled and running?
 
Old 08-07-2018, 02:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply! Could you go into more detail on this? I'd prefer to have the VNCServer running all the time as I'll only be accessing this PC from within my home and not forwarding anything out to the internet. Do I just look for a 'vncserver' package in the AUR and make sure the SystemD service is enabled and running?
Hey road_hazard,

The package for Arch is in the main repo, not the AUR. It is called "tigervnc". Assuming this is applicable to Antergos, simply :

Code:
sudo pacman -S tigervnc
... to install.

If you want to have it running all the time (make sure your LAN is secure ...), as you say, a systemd service does the trick. There's a really good entry in the Arch wiki on all things vnc - this link is to the section describing the required syntax for the systemd service file to create, and how to start and enable it. Other sections in the entry also discuss the various options possible and how to configure them :

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...er_via_systemd

Then you just connect to it with your favourite Windows remote access tool - there is a Windows version of Tiger/TightVNC .. you can also use the mstsc (Windows RDP) client ...

*EDIT* Almost forgot ... when connecting from the client, remember to use the appropriate port number after your targeted IP address. This is usually 5901 for the first session (sometimes 5900 .. try both).

Cheers - let us know if you need any more help !

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