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Hi All, I am new to Linux and am having trouble setting up VNC on my new XUbuntu installation. I basically want to Remotely control the computer as you do ...
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    TightVNC From Windows 7 to XUbuntu


    Hi All,

    I am new to Linux and am having trouble setting up VNC on my new XUbuntu installation. I basically want to Remotely control the computer as you do in Windows RDP.

    I am using XUbuntu 9.10 and am trying to connect from a Windows 7 Machine Using TightVNC viewer.

    So far I have spent about half a day looking on the internet trying to work out my problem. Most of the solutions tell you to edit a file, and in all but one of the solutions the files do not exist. The only solution that made any sense was this one: skullbox.net/vncserver.php. I did exactly what it said and now I don't even get a terminal window when I VNC in, all I see is a blank grey/hatched window, I have attached a picture of what I see.

    I can quite easily putty in and log on as root user e.t.c., but I want to see the desktop as you do in RDP.

    Does anyone have any solutions?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Screw it. All the info I found on the web doesn't help, there always seems to be a step that I can't do because the menu doesn't exist or a command doesn't work, and no-one seems interested to help on this forum.

    I'm cutting my losses on XUbuntu and just installing regular Ubuntu, from what I have been reading it has most of the remote desktop stuff inbuilt.

    Unfortunate because XUbuntu runs so beautifully on my old and tired Laptop.

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    Whooo! Ubuntu's Remote Desktop works straight away! Awesome...

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