Hi everyone, I am playing around with Ubuntu that I put on an older PC. I was wondering if it is possible to bring up the Ubuntu desktop on my other computer that runs Windows XP via some kind of remote desktop application. Thank you for any help in advance. Nick
Yes, it is possible to see your Ubuntu desktop via the network on your XP computer. You will require software called VNC to make the connection. You can run the VNC server on the Ubuntu box, and the VNC client on XP, and make the connection.
Note, if you have firewalls in the way, it may require modifications to them in order for the traffic to pass.
I am experiencing a problem, however. It allows me to connect, but only sometimes. Other times it will tell me that it could not find the server. Is this normal? I am having trouble determining if it is my windows pc, or linux that is causing this to happen. Thanks for any help on this in advance. Nick
I am experiencing a similar problem. I am using the latest version of Ubuntu, and unfortunately, I can only get a vnc connection if I am logged in to my ubuntu machine. I had a machine little over a year ago with an earlier version of ubuntu and I was able to VNC to the login screen, then log in to the desktop. What gives now? I have checked off the invitation confirmation, but I still can not log in unless I physically go to the machine and start a session. Then I can log in via VNC. Why is that now?
Step 1. Don't post to threads that are like 3 or 4 years old. Step 2. Don't ask a question for yourself on someone else's thread -ie: make your own thread Step 3. Make sure the vnc server is running, regardless if you start a session or not.
In ubuntu using team viewer(via WINE) we can access windows platform.And how to access in windows ubuntu remote desktop .Using VNC,RDP so on softwares are available but not getting the correct out put. If any one know pls give the instructions one by one................