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Old 02-07-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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ubuntu remote gui connectivity

dear sir

i have install ubuntu i hve home dsl

how can i connect remotely

in windows mac theer is team viewer by which we enter id and password and go.

any solution alternate. they r all on dhcp and global ups

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:53 AM   #2
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You'll want to install the VNC package. You might just do `sudo apt-get install xtightvncviewer` and check the man pages, but details may depend on your desktop environment. Googling "ubuntu remote screen sharing" turns up a bunch of stuff including connecting to/from Mac OS X (which I didn't know you could do). VNC has been around "forever", and you can connect through an SSH tunnel if you need to.
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ssh is similar to telnet type i need to do GUI base sharing like how desktop shared

vnc solution work local lan wan vpn...but i need 1 pc has internet and another pc has internet how GUI way ubuntu can be connected what all possible ways.

vnc i already try does nto work, since myhome dsl has local ip like block so where to get the globalip etc etc other issues there

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sharing existing desktop session is possible by installing "x11vnc" package("VNC server to allow remote access to an existing X session").
if your problem is networking, refer there, we've given you an answer how to connect in GUI mode.

here I use the following scheme: when I go away, I start x11vnc on, then I contact my sshd and forward port to x11vnc listens) then I connect it with any VNC viewer through encrypted channel. Note that my server is as well behind a router, I'm just forwarding port to sshd so I can get in from outside.
If your external IP is dynamic you can use solutions like etc.


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