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Remote desktop from Mac to Ubuntu

Abu Rayane

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Sep 23, 2014
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Hello everybody

Is there any way that I can connect to an Ubuntu Desktop from my Mac (Desktop sharing)?

Thanks in advance
 

scaredpoet

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Apr 6, 2007
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You need to install a VNC server on your ubuntu Desktop. This tutorial should explain how.

Once that part is set up, you can try typing ⌘K from the Finder, and in the "connect to server" box enter:

Code:
vnc://address.of.your.ubuntu.box

And try connecting that way.

If that doesn't work, you'll need to install Real VNC Viewer and use that to connect.
 
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Xgm541

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May 3, 2011
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I'm pretty sure ubuntu has a built in VNC server, at least under XFCE. You can also try x2go, although it's harder to configure and run on a Mac IMO.
 
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Abu Rayane

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Sep 23, 2014
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I'm pretty sure ubuntu has a built in VNC server, at least under XFCE. You can also try x2go, although it's harder to configure and run on a Mac IMO.

I used x2go from Ubuntu to Ubuntu, but in Mac, I am not sure why it doesn't connect
 
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