How to Enable Remote Desktop in Kubuntu

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How to Enable Remote Desktop in Kubuntu
Access your Kubuntu desktop with VNC. (laptop opened image by Olaru Radian-Alexandru from

Kubuntu is an operating system that provides KDE support and is a part of Ubuntu. It uses KDE software instead of GNOME. It provides all the features Ubuntu. A built-in application allows users to have remote access to Kubuntu. Just like Ubuntu, the desktop of Kubuntu can be accessed as well as controlled by using a desktop client named VNC.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen. Mouse over "Internet" and then click on "krfb Desktop Sharing."

  2. 2

    Click the "Create Personal Initiation" button to invite people to share your desktop.

  3. 3

    Click the "Configure" button and then tick "Allow uninvited connections,"

    "Announce service on the network" and "Allow uninvited connections to control the desktop."

  4. 4

    De-select the "Confirm uninvited connections before accepting" checkbox. Click "OK."

Tips and warnings

  • Send desktop-sharing invitations via e-mail as well.

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