Remote (cross platform) control through ethernet cable?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 3, 2013
    #1
    Hi,

    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):

    http://blog.coultard.com/2012/04/remote-desktopvnc-to-mac-from-pc-and.html#comment-form

    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!

    Cheers
     
  2. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    #2
    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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