Virtual Network Computing - platform-independent remote display system

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Is there a multi-user Remote Desktop app for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a Mac be used by multiple users at same time? Is there a remote desktop app for the Mac that allows multiple people to be remoted in at the same time, similar to RDP in ...
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How can I share a monitor between two computers?

I have two desktops, side by side. The 2nd desktop is for guests. About once a week a friend comes over and plays games on it next to me. So anyway, I have two identical 23 inch Hanns-g monitors, one ...
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What's the difference between RDP vs VNC?

What's really the difference between the RDP and VNC? They both provide the same function and features?
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Fast VNC from Windows to Mac?

I regularly need to connect from a Windows box to an OSX box over VNC. OSX has VNC built-in as part of its "Screen Sharing" tool, but for some reason, it's much faster to connect from OSX to OSX or ...
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How can I make VNC faster?

I need to remotely access and use my work computer a few times a week. I'm currently using UltraVNC. I want to use VNC because of the price. I've used VNC before, mostly on my own network, where it's ...
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Automatically start VNC server on startup

I installed the Ubuntu desktop on a Ubuntu 9.10 VPS server and am able to connect to the server using TightVNC. However, the VNC server on this VPS can only be started by logging in through SSH and ...
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Mac VNC client (for controlling Mac Mini remotely)?

I recently got a Mac mini as both a media centre and a desktop computer. I'd like control it remotely, over wifi, using my MacBook. I have the impression that what's basically needed is to enable ...
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Is it possible to run games over remote desktop?

I’m not expecting to run hardcore games, but maybe simpler games where low frame is ok. I’m having a 1gbit network between my computer. Is there any software that doses this? I got the following ...
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Non-RDP Remote Desktop solution (for LAN - Windows Home Premium)

I was too cheap to buy Win 7 Pro and went with Windows Home Premium so now I'm looking for a replacement for RDP (Remote Desktop), it's been a while since I've used VNC but the performance was always ...
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How to change the default screen sharing / VNC port number on Mac OS X?

Is there any way to change it from the default 5900 to some other port?
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Wake-on-LAN over internet is all but impossible

I have a new MacBook Pro that I want to be able to log into through ssh or vnc, but no matter what combination of things I try nothing seems to work. Even tried LogMeIn How do I set-up my MacBook so ...
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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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Why does my Windows 7 computer freeze after waking up from Sleep?

Moderator edit: if you have a similar problem, please ask your own question, since it seems there are several things that can cause this situation, it is better to treat each case separately. Hey ...
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Why is VNC on Windows so slow?

In a test, I could stream a full HD movie across our network from my friend's computer, no problem. It's as fast as I could want. But VNC is painfully slow. We've tried Real VNC and Tight VNC, I've ...
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What protocol does TeamViewer use?

I was just teaching someone a little about SSH & VNC. I said I'd show him some things with TeamViewer. Then he asked me "Soo.. is this a VNC client? And I wasn't sure. What protocol does ...
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Virtual VNC screen/workspace

I've got one monitor (the family TV) attached to my Ubuntu 8.04 system, and when I need to work on it I usually VPN into it from another PC. However I'd like to be able to VPN in even when it's in ...
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How do I remotely administer Mac OS X Snow Leopard from Windows desktop?

I have tried turning on System Preferences -> Sharing & then connecting using TightVNC in windows, but I cannot connect. Would prefer a free option for the mac, would prefer it even more if i ...
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What's the best(free) vnc server software

I want a good VNC server to connect to my PC from my iPhone. What's my best bet?
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How do I get VNC to only serve up a specific display in windows?

I'm doing this nice little project which will please a bunch of iPod/iPhone users, but one of my last steps requires me to serve up a specific display on my computer, how do I specify which display to ...
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Concurrent remote desktop in windows with multiple session support

I'd like to have a remote desktop solution that allows me to connect to remote PCs even while other users are logged in, using a different session. The whole idea is that the user working locally in ...
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VNC tunnel via SSH connection

Here is the situation: Server 1 - I have direct SSH access to this machine. Server 2 - Can only be accessed via Server 1 (SSH). (Both Linux boxes.) Is there a way to set up direct VNC access to ...
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Remotely accessing OSX Lion from Windows in a sane manner

I have a 3-year old MacMini and 2-year old PC laptop residing on the same home 100Mb network. To manage the Mac, I did the whole screen sharing thing (basically VNC) and I connect to it from Windows ...
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Access Windows box from Linux

how can I access Windows box from Linux both GUI, or non GUI? opposite of something like VNC or SSH.
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Forcing a resolution on a computer without monitor

I have this computer running an embedded version of Windows 7 and it does not have any monitor attached. It is only accessed with VNC (alternatice for RDP) so a monitor is not needed. The problem is ...
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Setting up VNC on Mac OS X

I have setup "Remote Management" on a Mac OS X system (running 10.5.8). Trying to connect with a VNC client results in messages like "No supported authentication types" (VineViewer) or "Unknown ...
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Is there a (free) way to set up remote desktop sharing without configuring the router?

I want to be able to access a linux machine at home from anywhere. I understand just enough about routers that I normally need some static ip address. I have read about DynDNS, and honestly do not ...
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Install Ubuntu minimal on VPS

I am just starting out with Linux, purchased a VPS and would like to install a minimal desktop so I can open a remote desktop connection via TightVNC, how do I go about it? This is the VPS I Have: ...
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“Detach” and “Reattach” xterms across X sessions?

Is there a way to save/detach an xterm (or another window), and reopen/load/reattach it on a different X session on the same machine ? What I'm trying to achieve is "move" running xterms between two ...
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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 Copy/...
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How do I run vino-server without a monitor attached in Ubuntu 10.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 yesterday on a headless home server. I use the server for a variety of purposes, and what I don't know how to do via SSH I've alway been able to do through VNC. However,...
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Multiple remote desktop connections to same session

I need to connect to the remote desktop twice - because of pair programming on the remote machine - now, when one coder connects, other is disconnected. My idea is to install tightvnc or some other ...
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Mac OS X 10.5 VNC Resolution independent of hardware display

Is it possible to set the VNC display resolution that is independent of the hardware resolution when you are using OS X 10.5 Screen Sharing? I have a macbook and a windows box with 3 monitors. I'd ...
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How can I leave the remote screen locked when I ARD/VNC/etc. to my Mac?

I'm currently using Jolly's Fast VNC and Mac OS X's built-in VNC server (System Preferences, Sharing, Screen Sharing) to access my iMac remotely. Here's my problem: When I'm using the iMac remotely, ...
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VNC Connection: Bypassing Firewall Using VPS

I have a friend who lives far away and needs technical support. So far I've been unable to diagnose the problem over the phone, so I was looking to use a VNC connection to remotely troubleshoot his ...
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One server with multiple desktops “heads” with VNC

I am managing a system of kiosks. Each kiosk currently is running a web browser with the application for the kiosk running in the browser. Each kiosk needs to be able to display separate content. ...
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Linux: Use VNC to create a second Screen

I'm planning to use my 7" Android tablet as second screen via VNC. Sharing my main screen works fine with x11vnc, but that is not what I want. So I created a second screen using the xorg86-video-...
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Enabling RDP, or installing a VNC server, on Windows 7 from the command line

I've got a remote Win7 box that I can SSH into (via Cygwin). I apparently forgot to turn RDP on before leaving it. I've got wget accessible, but obviously no way of getting to a GUI. Is there a way ...
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Is a good graphics card important for remote desktop?

I'm trying to pick a laptop for working from home, where I'll be using remote desktop to connect to my machine at work. How important is it to have a good graphics card on the client machine (the ...
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How can I use my laptop as a 2nd monitor?

I have tried looking for a solution for this for a long while. Heres some background information: I use Linux on all my desktops/laptops. I have a more laptops that I can possibly use, so I hope to ...
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What is the correct way to kill a vncsession in linux?

When I run the following command in my remote linux box that I connect to from my windows 7 laptop via VNC I get the following : [subhrcho@slc04lyo ~]$ ps -ef|grep vnc subhrcho 20113 19804 0 21:40 ...
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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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Difference between vnc and Windows Remote Desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the difference between RDP vs VNC ? It seems to me that Windows Remote Desktop is ridiculously resource hungry and has to load up every window on the remote ...
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How To: Desktop as Server, Laptop as “Thin Client”?

I am a Computer Science undergraduate student. I have a self-built desktop with more than enough CPU time and Memory to share. I use this for daily computing, coding, and other homework. I also have ...
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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 and VPN working together problem

Here is the situation. I connect via VNC to a computer running UltraVNC server. Then, I connect to a VPN on the UltraVNC server computer that I 've just connected to. Once the VPN connection is ...
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Send Ctrl+Alt+Del over VNC with Windows Vista and UAC off?

I'm trying to set up a machine here with UltraVNC on Windows Vista with UAC off. The problem is, in this configuration, I can't send Ctrl + Alt + Del (CAD) to the Windows Vista machine, and ...
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VNC into an Ubuntu machine from a Mac?

I would like to log into my Ubuntu machine from my Mac. I tried running a VNC server on the Ubuntu machine with sudo x11vnc -shared -forever -nopw -display :0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth and then ...
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Virtual monitor / desktop accessable through vnc only (windows 7)

I have the following challenge. I would like a virtual monitor / desktop on my windows 7 pc which is not neccessarily visible to me when i use the pc. Instead i want to access this virtual screen only ...
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Killing VNC Process Manually

I'm looking for a way to reset the display counter for VNC to :1. What has happened is that my server has been restarted without killing the VNC processes first and upon reboot and then starting ...
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Vncviewer Size is too Small

My Windows XP (on a laptop with a 12" monitor) is running the vncserver and I have a RedHat (on a desktop with a 19" monitor) running the vncviewer. The vncserver is 4.1.3. When I run the vncviewer, ...