Remote Control on SLED 10
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- Launch Yast, go to theSoftwaresection and selectSoftware Management.
- The package rdesktop
should be pulled in automatically as a dependency. Click Continue.
- After installing the packages you can access the client by
clicking on Computer, More Applications, and typingtsclientin the search
field. You have many options with this client, including support
for a variety of protocols. In this example we will be using the
VNC protocol to control another Linux workstation but this client
can also be used to control Windows workstations as well. To
connect to another workstation, just specify the IP address and the
VNC protocol. You can leave the rest of the fields blank.
Remote Desktop Configuration- For allowing other systems to control your desktop.
- To enable other systems to control your desktop you need to
configure the Remote Desktop configuration. This is done by
clicking on Computer and
choosing Control Center off
of the main menu. Then within the main menu select Remote Desktop. Here you will
find your configuration and security options. Choose the desired
options and then close the window.
- The port used in this configuration is not setup in the desktop
firewall by default. You will need to open this port if your
firewall is running. To do this go to Computer, More Applications, and in the
search field type Yast. Click on the Yast icon and then go to theSecurity and Userssection
and click on Firewall.
- On the left hand side of the firewall configuration, click onAllowed Services. In theService to Allowdropdown
dialog, choose Remote
Administration and click Add.
- Highlight the Remote
Administration service (now listed in the Allowed Service
section) and click the Advanced button. Add port 5900 to the TCP ports section and
then click OK and Accept.
- You should now be able to use any vncviewer compatible client
to take over your desktop. You may also need to specify the display
when you put in the IP address (not required if you are using
tsclient). For example, let's say that your IP address was
192.168.0.1. In order to take over the current display (ie: The one
currently showing on your desktop) you would need to specify a :0
after the IP address for display 0 to be used (example:
192.168.0.1:0). Doing this would allow the person running the
desktop to see the actions performed by the remote session. If you
specified another display (example 192.168.0.1:1) then you would
not be taking over the current display and the person running the
desktop would not see the actions performed by the remote
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- Document ID:3527459
- Creation Date: 27-Apr-2007
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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