How to Enable a Xubuntu Remote Desktop

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How to Enable a Xubuntu Remote Desktop
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Xubuntu is a freely distributed, Linux-based operating system. Security updates for Xubuntu are released at least every 18 months and it comes preinstalled with word processing, e-mail and web server applications. Unlike other Linux-based operating systems, you cannot enable remote desktop sharing by accessing the preference in the system menu. Instead, use "vino," a Virtual Network Computing, or VNC, application native to Xubuntu.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Applications" menu and select "Accessories" and "Terminal" to open the terminal application.

  2. 2

    Input the following line to install vino:

    $ sudo apt-get install vino

  3. 3

    Input the following line to configure vino:

    $ vino-preferences

    Follow the onscreen instructions to make changes to your remote desktop sharing preferences.

  4. 4

    Input the following line to enter the Autostart Apps editor:


  5. 5

    Enter the following command into your Autostarted Apps to start the vino server:


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