Remote desktop on ubuntu VPS

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mattiebr, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. mattiebr

    mattiebr Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    21
    Occupation:
    IM
    Hey guys,

    I tried to install some remote desktop, I tried VNC-viewer and xdrp but I do not get it to work.
    Tried different tuts on google, but no luck. Is there maybe someone that want to install for me?

    I will appreciate it!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. sirgold

    sirgold BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    647
    If you want to ACCESS your linux machine you need a software that listens on some incoming connection so vncviewer and xrdp are not what you are looking for... Maybe you're better off trying teamviewer: http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux.aspx that incidentally works both as server and/or client ;)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    104
    Home Page:
    Ubuntu vps probably means that the easiest way to control it is via ssh. Unless you have a DE like KDE/Unity/Gnome, which is rare thing to see on VPS.
    Try putty, if you're on Win at home.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. devde

    devde Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    23
    on the VPS you need desktop sharing enabled (in the unity dash search for "desktop sharing"), or a VNC server installed
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
    and then to connect you could try the client remmina (RDP or VNC protocol)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install remmina
    another option is teamviewer, very easy to install and use
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. mattiebr

    mattiebr Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    21
    Occupation:
    IM
    Thanks for the replies. Will check out teamviewer.
     
  6. Reese75

    Reese75 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2013
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi I have used both Remmina and Teamviewer, but the best for Linux in my opinion is NoMachine. But it really depends what you want to do. I use NM for both accessing work files, transferring documents and occasionally for streaming my work videos.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. kamarlife1

    kamarlife1 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    can someone please help me with a remote desktop connection?
     
  8. kamarlife1

    kamarlife1 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    i need RDP can someone help?
     
  9. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    5,781
    Likes Received:
    4,459
    Location:
    Toronto
    I can vouch for ssh and PuTTY. I use both quite often.

    To use SSH on Mac, just open terminal and type:

    ssh [email protected]

    User being your username and ip being your servers address. Then hit enter.
     
  10. divok

    divok Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,068
    Likes Received:
    648
    Location:
    .IN
    For ssh putty is best . I have problems with copy paste in vnc viewer when accessing ubuntu Gui's Vps . Just don't expect the quality to be similar to windows RDP .