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  • Teamviewer and LogMeIn are applications
  • Sadly, both of them are not available on Linux
  • First off, you would need to enable remote desktop on the Linux computer that you want to access via remote desktop

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  • 1) Install desktop Environment
  • First you nee to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories
  • once you have enable you need to use the following command to install GUI


    sudo apt-get update


    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

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  • the ridiculously simple and powerful combined Remote Desktop and VNC Viewer functionalities
  • First, we need to enable our target machine to respond to remote desktop requests
  • you need to download a VNC client off the web – in this case I grabbed RealVNC’s free client from

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  • Now, open a terminal and type this command:


    $ gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled false

  • You can turn it back on from the command line using this command:


    $ gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled true

  • I have taken this a step further on my machine and simplified this process by creating two bash shell scripts:


    #!/bin/bash # # This script starts enables System -&gt; Preferences -&gt; Remote Desktop  gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled true</pre> 


    #!/bin/bash # # This script starts enables System -&gt; Preferences -&gt; Remote Desktop  gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled false</pre>

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