Remote Desktop Suggestions

rdagijones
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Remote Desktop Suggestions

Postby rdagijones » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:32 pm

I am looking for a Remote Desktop solution for my Amahi 7 server. I am using OpenVPN ALS which allows me to add Extensions for RDP or VNC. I can RDP into Windows computers in the network beautifully. Here are the special features of my situation: My Amahi (in Fedora 19) has a Gnome 3 desktop environment installed (What can I say, I like point and click.) I don't want to mess that up. I have tried XRDP to see the Server desktop but the refresh rate is so slow it is really not usable. I followed the directions for setting up a User's VNC (not root) for my main server's user from the TigerVNC on Amahi Wiki (https://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/TigerVNC) but Gnome 3 and TigerVNC do not seem to play well.

Here's my questions: What Remote Desktop are some of you using successfully on Amahi 7? Can I do it without messing up my desktop environment for logging in and working at the Amahi 7 / Fedora 19 machine itself?

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Re: Remote Desktop Suggestions

Postby cpg » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:55 pm

There is a way to do this without touching the console (where the actual screen is connected to), by running a separate X server, then connect to it via VNC.

You have to concoct some separate settings that you want for your server, then invoke startx, for example:

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startx -- -geometry 1280x1024
I think the hard part is to get the options set up. Basically, you run this server in the "background" and connect to it. However, this is too complex to cover here, but it's possible.
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Re: Remote Desktop Suggestions

Postby rdagijones » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:16 pm

Have any wiki, articles or the like that could give me a run down of what you are suggesting? Any direction would be greatly appreciated. :D

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Re: Remote Desktop Suggestions

Postby bigfoot65 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:37 pm

Recommend you check out these articles:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=293665

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fed ... sktop.html

Most users who want to access their Linux Desktop use VNC server.
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