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XFCE and remote desktop

Postby Arron on Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:39 am

How would I get a remote desktop setup on XFCE? I searched the Ubuntu forums, but I found more on problems with it, since Ubuntu comes default with it. I have setup a couple friends with XFCE mint (they love it) and im looking to login to help them with some some small issues. I would prefer via ssh, since that is a easy thing to open up threw the firewall, and test connection via shell. I can do most things threw shell, but i want to help them with some desktop items (logged in as them).
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Re: XFCE and remote desktop

Postby Husse on Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:08 am

Now I (almost) never use XFCE but is not "Remote Desktop" there?
It is in the main edition, but it may be a "gnome thing"
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Re: XFCE and remote desktop

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:23 am

I believe it's in mintConfig.
Or look in /usr/share/applications/
It's installed but was set not to show in xfce. :?:
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Re: XFCE and remote desktop

Postby Arron on Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:58 am

thanks for the reply, i found it. I turned it on, and tried the command, but still cant connect

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arron@arron-laptop:~$ vncviewer 127.0.0.1:0
VNC viewer version 3.3.7 - built May 24 2007 12:45:44
Copyright (C) 2002-2003 RealVNC Ltd.
Copyright (C) 1994-2000 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge.
See http://www.realvnc.com for information on VNC.
vncviewer: ConnectToTcpAddr: connect: Connection refused
Unable to connect to VNC server
arron@arron-laptop:~$
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Re: XFCE and remote desktop

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:18 pm

Make sure in the Login Preferences that you have the ability to login with Remote connections.
If you have a router make sure the port you are using is open.(port forward)
I have never tried a Remote login but will sometime later to night.
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Re: XFCE and remote desktop

Postby Arron on Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:05 pm

Ok, thanks for the hint..... here is what i tried...

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sudo apt-get install ssh


So now i can ssh localhost and get connected.

I turn on the remote desktop, but i still get connection refused. Does vnc use ssh to connect?
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