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VNC over Reverse SSH Tunnel or VPN?

Okay so I'm fairly new to SSH Tunneling, VPN, VNC, all that good stuff. *NOOB ALERT* I recently bought a Raspberry Pi and I loaded the Raspberry Pi release of Kali Linux on it. I have tried all day ...
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The remote desktop screen is always a grey background

I used the methods described in this page and this one to connect to the Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance using remote desktop. But I always got a grey background shown in this image: The log file in ...
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Manually compiled TigerVNC throws syntax error on Raspberry Pi

I want to set up TigerVNC (because it have XRandR support), on my Raspberry Pi B+. So I've downloaded sources from TigerVNC Github repo and compiled directly on Raspberry using CMake. It compiled ...
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Windows: UNIX XDMCP-like Remote Desktop access on Home Premium systems [on hold]

This thread mentions that the Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services) client cannot be used to connect ot a Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows Vista Home Premium computer, because these are not ...
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make Xvfb listen only on local ip

to use graphical software even on my debian based systems without graphic cards (or in addition to its main graphic) i use the virtual frame buffer x server Xvfb. I am starting it with a little bash ...
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CRON @reboot vncserver?

Is there any reason per-user cronjobs running vncserver @reboot wouldn't run? When I reboot the machine and look into /var/log/syslog, I see the jobs being run, then cron saying (CRON) info (No MTA ...
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How do I get VNC to do fullscreen on 2 of 3 monitors

At work, I has a schmansy setup where I connect to two nice monitors via USB3. When using these, my laptop screen can also be active. RealVNC hsa the use all monitors option. What I really want is ...
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How to configure RealVNC Viewer to display on only specific monitors instead of all monitors?

I am trying to configure RealVNC Viewer on Windows 7 64 bit, to use only 2 out of 3 available displays. I could come across UseAllMonitors option, setting which to true uses all 3 monitors, and not ...
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Can I access my desktop over VNC at a different screen size?

I've already installed x11vnc and have it running well on my laptop upstairs. I can access my existing desktop session with no real problems, it works great. The problem I'm running into is the fact ...
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vnc via ssh tunnel: channel 3: open failed: connect failed: No route to host

I was used to connect from A to a system B through vnc with ssh tunnel via C. I do the following: In B I start the vncserver: vncserver and let's say I get the :12 In A I open the ssh tunnel: ...
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How do I restart a hung loginwindow?

I'm running OS X as a server (10.9.4) and the following things keep happening over and over. Things will run smoothly for a while and then the GUI will simply crap out. I'm not sure if it is caused ...
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Copy/Paste (Clipboard like) functionality from a VNC desktop

I use TightVNC, RealVNC to access the Remote Linux(CentOS,Ubuntu) desktops by running a vncserver on the remote machine. When I connect to those servers from my Windows host: Can I use the ...
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VNC Viewer showing black cursor in visual studio with black color theme

(I asked on Web and Server fault exchanges and they told me to post this here) I'm trying to read/write code remotely in VS2013 through VNC Viewer. I'm using a color theme in VS that has a black ...
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How to open vnc viewer and login vnc with one command line

I download vnc viewer from here, i find it's a binary file, so my question is how to open vnc viewer and login vnc with one command line, for instance ruby -e "puts (File.read 'path/to/my/passwd')"| ...
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CentOS 7 - Screen Sharing - VNC - Unknown authType 18

I'm trying to set up VNC to my Cent OS 7, I look at HowTos/VNC-Server - CentOS Wiki page, unfortunately that applies to Cent OS 6 and as much to Cent OS 7, so I'm back to square one( ...
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Install VNC Server via RDP on Windows 2008 Server

I have a need to allow multiple users to view the same remote session on a Windows 2008 server. The server is cloud-based and is virtual. I have no physical access to it. I've tried several different ...
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Connect to remote VNC with only port 22 using putty

I'm trying to access my home server remotely and I only have port 22 available to me. From what I understand it's possible to tunnel into the server to be able to view VNC. So far all my efforts have ...
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Is my VPN breaking my SSH or is something else going on? [raspberry pi, NOOBs]

My goal is to set up my Raspberry Pi such that it is always connected to my VPN and can be always accessed by SSH and VNC. I use PrivateInternetAccess and Open VPN. Using this article I figured out ...
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How to share several desktop areas of one host to different clients

I'd like to set up the following screen sharing configuration: There are several areas of a screen shared so that each individual viewer (client = "Slave") connects to a different area only (and ...
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Connect Android to PC with TightVNC and AndroidVNC

I want to connect my Galaxy S2 to my PC using AndroidVNC (for the Android) and TightVNC (for the PC), or any other combination of software to VNC. So far I have managed to port forward ports 5500, ...
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Setup home network for VNC

I own a macbook OS 10.10 and a desktop PC running Vista professional. I use an USB 3g modem in order to have internet access (I could use it on both computers), but I usually connect the macbook to ...
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Connecting to Ubuntu 14.04 via VNC connection from Windows — can I display only one monitor instead of two?

I have the built in Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop sharing up and running and I'm using UltraVNC from Windows 7 to remote desktop into the ubuntu box. This is working fine but I'm seeing both of my giant 27" ...
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How do I prevent VNC from automatically coping selected text?

Whenever I select any text the text is immediately copied to the clipboard without me explicitly issuing copy text command. How do I fix this bug or feature? I am using RealVNC client. The server is ...
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Gucacamole behind proxy, refresh issues - How to make proxy flush?

I'm using guacamole (http://guac-dev.org/) to access (parts of) my home computer clientless, on the go. From my work computer (University Network) the screen is however not updating and only shows ...
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Guacamole, Tomcat, HTTPS-setup fails due to issues with certification

I'm using guacamole (http://guac-dev.org/) to access (parts of) my home (Debian) computer clientless, on the go. From my work computer (University Network) the screen is however not updating and only ...
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Any suggestions on a netbook/desktop setup to run Python for scientific computing?

This may seem like an inappropriate question that should be relegated to some hardware forum, but I love StackExchange for other things and thought perhaps you could help! I had my laptop stolen a ...
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Is it safe to remotely connect to an infected machine via VNC or TeamViewer?

Since there has to be some data transfer between any two machines that have established a connection, is it truly “safe” to connect from a clean computer to an infected one using VNC or TeamViewer?
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Viewing a large-resolution VNC server through a small-resolution viewer in Ubuntu

I have two Ubuntu computers, one with a large screen resolution (1920x1600) that is running the default Ubuntu VNC server. I have another computer that has a resolution of about 1200x1024 that I use ...
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Can not view Ubuntu desktop on VNC viewer

I’m having problems on trying to connect to Ubuntu 14.04 via VNC from Windows. I’m able to establish the connection but VNC isn’t showing desktop icons. Futhermore, if I move the mouse on the VNC ...
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XEN HVM: GUI rendering artifacts on VNC

I'm facing a strange issue running Xubuntu (tried Ubuntu also, same problem with Unity, but no problem with Metacity) on Xen HVM while connecting to it via XEN's builtin VNC. Some parts of the user ...
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How to specify VNC port number with Mac OS X built-in VNC client?

Is it possible to specify VNC port number in built-in VNC client of Mac OS X? I'm trying to connect to Xen VPS machine with Finder's built-in VNC client. I used address like this. vnc://server:port ...
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VirtualBox OSE: Install Guest OS On Headless Host Via VNC?

I've remotely installed VirtualBox OSE on my Gentoo box at home. I have everything set up and ready for the OS. However all the documentation I've read seems to say that you can only use the PUEL ...
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How to kill user processes from the same user?

I opened a VNC server and my VNC session is suddenly dead. I have lot of xterms open. When I ssh to the machine. and type users I see a bunch of users – my user accounts, like: userA UserA UserA ...
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VNC Won't wake up my windows 7 laptop

I have a laptop running windows 7. It is running realVNC server. I have a mac that I want to use to connect to it. When the PC is awake, it works fine. However, when the PC is asleep, the viewer just ...
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Remote control Nokia Lumia from PC

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask.. I can VNC to and control my jailbroken iPhone from a PC, but does anyone know if this is possible with a Nokia Lumia?
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Why can't I connect to my VNC server from outside my network?

I have a computer running TightVNC server. It is on my home network. The computer it is installed on has a locally static ip address 192.168.1.100. I am able to connect to this vnc server from my ...
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How to share only one window/application to other user in network?

I know VNC, windows remote control can share screen to others. Can I just share one window/application to my buddy and give control of this window/application to him? Same time, I still want to ...
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Multiple VNC servers behind a NAT

I need to remotely access 100+ work computers (Windows XP, Vista and 8). The PCs are all on the same local network, their dynamic IPs set by DHCP. They're behind a NAT and the public IP address is ...
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Can't get Peer VNC to work

Has anyone got Peer VNC working? When I try to run it it says there's not httpp module and no matter what I can't get it to install using npm because it gets stuck at node-gyp build and then stops ...
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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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Option-key with VNC Viewer to remote control a Mac from a Windows 7 PC

I use a Mac Mini as Home Entertainment System (no keyboard or mouse connected). To access the Mac Mini from my Windows 7 PC I use VNC (note the Windows 7 PC has a German keyboard). My problem is ...
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How to view TightVNC recordings

TightVNC allows you to record VNC sessions. It saves them in fbs files. I'm trying to playback these files. There does not appear to be anything that can play these that come with TightVNC. All my ...
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Black VNC for a new user

I setup a user from ssh, but when I tried to log in with VNC client, it gave me a black screen. VNC works well for other users. I tried to log in with root's VNC, and setup a new user in vnc. But this ...
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Linux: prevent VNC from swapping like mad

EDIT actually I'm not sure that it's swapping like mad: I've done more testing and it looks like there may some interference causing the noise that may be correlating with network usage. This is ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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VNC Playing video

I'm watching videos with VLC & Media Player through a TV. I'm controlling the pc using VNC via a laptop. My problem is that if the video is being played, it comes through on the vnc client (the ...
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Why can't I start a VNC session using the randr flag?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and can successfully run vncserver (which ultimately links to /usr/bin/vnc4server) and connect with my client, and I can also add the -geometry flag ...
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How to toggle Caps Lock status on remote Windows system?

Sometimes people turned on the Caps Lock on a remote Windows system which is running VNC service. When I connect to the remote system through VNC Viewer, the Caps Lock status on the local and remote ...
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TigerVNC 1.3.1 controll remote machine

I have a local and remote machine, both win7 64, both with tigerVNC 1.3.1 installed. The goal is to connect to the remote machine and see its desktop, and move its mouse, etc. How do I do that? I ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to switch focus from VNC Viewer to Windows 7 [duplicate]

I use VNC Viewer Free Edition 4.1.3 (running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.4) on Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1. I was wondering what keyboard shortcut can I use or how can I ...