Gaining control to a computer or equipment while not necessarily being physically located near it. More specific tags include [remote-desktop] and [vnc]. Not the same as [remote-access].

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Is there a Linux-compatible R/C simulator that works with real radios?

My Dad flies radio-controlled (R/C) aircraft. He used to run a simulator called "RealFlight" which allowed him to connect his actual radio to his computer and fly simulated craft. He learned enough ...
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gentoo sshd not work

I build gentoo 3 days ago, and I installed openssh. When I run the command /etc/init.d/sshd start, and the bash varible $? is 0, as it suggestes nothing went wrong. But I can't find a sshd's pid by ...
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How to make SSH work faster?

I now have SSH daemon on a remote server and SSH client my PC, both running Debian Linux. Currently it uses password authentication. The trouble is that it takes about 5-6 secs (I have not measured ...
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Cause of IP port blocking when network is inactive

i have a static IP connection to access my office DVR remotely. i am using a bridged modem, configured the ports to forward everything correctly. everything was working perfectly for a few weeks and ...
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How can I make ssh connections under restrictive conditions?

I am demoing a product that will soon be sold, but during demos I have found that peoples internet is often more restrictive than I ever thought. In one particular area the internet provider does not ...
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I need a program that will do a mouse click on the Firefox browser [duplicate]

I need a program that will do a single mouseclick at a certain place on the Firefox browser. Nothing else. It needs to be executable under Windows-XP (an .exe, .vbs, etc.) The mouse click will ...
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How to choose a media center remote with mouse pad to control my pc for Windows/Linux?

My goal is to make my windows 7 mce htpc to use linux instead, I would like to use Mythtv and Xbmc to use my tv tuner and others sources. (tube sites, tv channels sites and others ...)
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can somebody from my VPN see my screen, if yes how to stop this?

I'm a member of VPN at my work (I'm not the admin of the network), I have installed windows 7 pro on my pc myself and all the other software, and I am the admin of my PC, is it possible for someone ...
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Remotely send current website to another browser on network

I have a number of non-technical trainers who use their browsers to run training sessions. They need to quickly send their current website to a number of browsers within a local area network - this is ...
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Remote control a mac without a monitor from PC and fill PCs 3 monitors

Having: 1) A windows 7 PC with three 2560x1440 monitors attached (total resolution of 7680x1440 pixels). 2) An OSX 10.8 Mac Mini with no monitor on it. What software i need in order to remote ...
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3 2560x1440 on Mac OS X without Mac Pro [closed]

I am trying my very best to do this but I am failing to succeed... :/ 1) I have a 2011 Mac Mini (1 1280x1024 monitor) (Dual core i5, 8GB RAM) 2) I have a windows PC (3 2560x1440 Korean monitors) (i5 ...
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Why don't the play/stop/etc buttons on my XBMC Android remote app work?

I've installed the official XBMC Remote on my Android phone to communicate to my XBMC instance on our Windows 7 HTPC. I can browse and select videos with no issues, and the video starts playing on ...
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Is a screen mandatory for using remote desktop?

I'd like to use the GUI environment on a spare box I have headless, not just ssh into it. Is it possible to setup a remote desktop service even when there's no screen attached to the remote host? ...
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How can I disable the IR/Remote Control on an HP Laptop?

I've seen this happen on 2 different HP laptops now. If I try to use them in the same room as a Media Center, the MCE TV remote keeps sending commands to the laptop. This can do anything from wake ...
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Remote Viewing Software

I'm looking for some software and having a difficult time finding what exactly I require. What I would like is to run on a central computer somewhere, a piece of software that I would like ...
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Shutdown whole network computers [closed]

Imagine you have network with about 70 computers which work with none-administrator users. What I need is to shutdown whole network or group of computers at once from one computer. I actually found ...
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Secure access to ESXi guests from outside of my home network

I have an HP Proliant DL380 G4 running ESXi 4.1. So far, I have Server 2008 and Linux Mint guests running on the host. What I want to do is access either of these VM's from outside of my home (i.e. ...
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Connecting a TV remote control to a Windows 7 Desktop?

I was just wondering how possible it is to connect a remote control to a Windows 7 system. I’m connecting the computer to a 24" TV via HDMI to be used as a TV, playing things mainly through VLC. ...
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Xbox360 Universal Media Remote - out of sync?

I have the Universal Media Remote from Microsoft, which was included with my HD-DVD package. I've been using it for over a year to watch videos/DVDs on my Xbox360 and it saved me the hassle of ...
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How to programmatically control slave computer on BIOS level?

I want to run some test on hardware level. My goal is to create or find a way to control one computer from another down to BIOS settings changing. For example: Master computer sends a signal for ...
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Controlling TV Channel Through Computer

I'm passing my TV input through my computer so that I can use the video stream in an application I'm creating which then outputs to my TV. E.g. Sky Digibox/FreeView box -> Laptop -> TV Where on my ...
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Send keystrokes simultaneously to both host and slave over internet?

I would like to watch movies with a friend who lives far away from me. For this, the playback should be synchronized on both our pc. However, we have some constraints: Due to our low bandwidth ...
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Restart Online Computer in Teamviewer without Log In

I have Teamviewer installed on the target machine as a service so it can work unattended. I was using it just fine and then suddenly I got kicked from the session. Now when I try to reconnect a ...
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Windows 7 Remote Control Tools

I used to see someone else using a Windows built-in remote control tool to connect to my Windows 7 and take over the control. I've been looking for that tool. Is it "Windows Remote Assistance" or ...
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Why can't I turn on my pc with my remote control?

I want to use my remote control to turn on my pc but it doesn't work. I can turn off my pc with the remote control. How can I also use my remote control to turn on my pc? Is this a missing bios ...
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What can I do to receive LG SimpLink signals on my PC?

Is it possible to receive LG SimpLink signals on PC? I have an LG TV connected to PC with HDMI, and I want to manage JetAudio with the remote controller of the TV. I think the TV behaves like a ...
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Can i control my Desktop machine from Laptop if both use same internet connection

Below are the resources i have: 1) Desktop(No Wireless card) 2) Internet Connection with wireless router 3) Laptop with wireless card My Question: If i choose to connect desktop to Internet via wired ...
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Can I remotely hibernate a computer?

I know the shutdown command (and the corresponding shutdown /i switch to show the GUI), but is there a way to hibernate a computer remotely in a similar way? The machines are running Windows XP and ...
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Run a remote command using ssh config file

I'd like to be able to setup a command to run on ssh login to a server, without needing to type it. Basically I'm looking for the ssh config file equivalent of: ssh host command so that all I need ...
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how to allow netcat-like connection to graphical interface (KDE, GNOME)

I'd like to use my linux server KDE remotely. Is there anyway to do this? It seems that KDM is running as a TCP service, but I am unsure whether I can use this to connect remotely to graphic ...
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Cannot remote access win 2008 server r2 from internet [closed]

I have a problem to access my windows 2008 server R2 with remote desktop mstsc.exe other than my home network. This is what I have done / checked: I can access my server within my local area ...
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How can I use system keys in a Microsoft Live Mesh remote desktop session

I'm using the remote desktop feature from the Windows Live Essentials to connect to my computer at home and noticed some differences. When I do some while at work shortcut like Alt+tab would change ...
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How can I control two computers with the same keyboard and mouse?

How can I control two computers (with seperate monitors) with the same keyboard and mouse? Is there a software solution to this? Can the computers be running different OSs?
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Working on Mac OS from Windows

I have a PC with Windows 7 installed - my colleague has a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard. I know that I can use VNC to access to his OS but only to the active session. I want to keep my friend working in ...
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Remote control for Steam

I set up uTorrent so that it monitors the Dropbox folder, and by putting there my .torrent files I am able to start the download on my home server. I love this system and I was wondering if there ...
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Run VNC only for a region of the screen

Is there a VNC server that lets me define only a region of the screen for remote control?
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Remote Control Home PC from Corporate Work PC

Here is my situation: I am currently on a Windows XP workstation at work. I have an android tablet that I use to splashtop into my home PC. I would like to be able to use my work keyboard and mouse ...
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Control laptop video playback via iPhone

I've connected my windows7 laptop to my TV using an HDMI cable so that I can watch iplayer, youtube, google videos etc. Is there any way I can control the video playback remotely using my iPhone 3. ...
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Remotely running batches on a Windows PC

I want to remotely control my home desktop PC (running Windows 7 Professional), mainly to perform the following tasks: Downloading email attachments, and sending emails with attachments Running ...
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Control BlackBerry from PC

I've got a BlackBerry Storm running OS 5.0 and I'm looking to control it from my Windows (and/or Mac) as the screen button it broken! I only plan to use this for development until we buy another ...
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Can an infrared port be added to a laptop?

Recently I bought a used TV tuner which came with an MCE remote, but unfortunately not the receiver. I know that there are some receivers available on eBay (for a pretty penny), but I thought it would ...
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Use macbook as remote touchpad / keyboard

I own a macbook, and am planning on purchasing a pc desktop which comes with no keyboard or mouse. I'll be hooking this pc up to my living room television. What I would love to be able to do is to ...
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Lightest Linux Desktop supporting Firefox/graphic browser [closed]

I am on Windows and I have a remote server with Ubuntu 10.10. I want to use Firefox or other graphic browser on that remote server. The problem is, the server's memory is only 512MB, so I can ...
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Remote Control Adapter for PC

Does there exist a product out there that attaches to your PC (preferably USB) that enables Infrared signals to be received (by a regular remote control) ? It seems a novel idea to be able to get ...
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something like logmein that will let me login to a remote ubuntu

I am looking for something like logmein but my target machine is Ubuntu 8.04. I.e. I want to easily log in from any place in the internet to my ubuntu machine.
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With pcAnywhere remote, can I set a default option when doing things such as Alt-Enter to get properties?

When in pcAnywhere remote control I often use the standard Windows key sequent Alt-Enter to get the properties of an object. In response you get a dialog with the options, "Execute locally", "Send to ...
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How to send keystrokes over internal network?

Anyone know of a small, lightweight solution to send keystrokes from one PC to another PC over an internal network? I want to be able to send all types of keystrokes, including the modifier keys and ...
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Remotely control Powerpoint/OpenOffice Impress over network

I need to remotely control a Microsoft Powerpoint or OpenOffice.org Impress presentation over the network. I am having a presentation running and I won't have physical access (and I cannot use an IR ...
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Video player that can be controlled by Socket / TCP

Is there a Video Player that can be controlled with TCP? I think VLC supports this - but I can't find any easy to follow instructions on how to do this. I will be using this on a windows 7 machine, ...
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Looking for experienced VNC advice for specific control and display requirements

First off sorry for raising a fairly common question, I have done my research but there are still some unknowns. I have a requirement to share a single user's desktop with four clients, where all ...