Remote (cross platform) control through ethernet cable?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by fekioh, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2013

    I have laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm looking at a mini mac.

    I would like to operate it remotely (it has no screen/keyboard/mouse of its own) but not through the internet.

    I mean, it is possible to connect using VNC viewer using the IP address of the mac mini (as described in the post below for a PC):

    Could I connect the two locally through an ethernet cable instead, and then control the mac from the laptop using VNC?

    If anyone out there has any advice for doing this I would appreciate the help!

  2. macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2009
    I've done something similar with Teamviewer, works on most platforms, and you can connect using direct IP instead of over their servers....

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