[kwlug-disc] Remote desktop software for presenters

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Aug 8 02:27:44 EDT 2013

If it's VNC, then in some cases the distro already comes bundled with a
VNC server. In older Ubuntu distros it was called the Remote Desktop;
instructions for enabling it are at

In Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) under Unity it's called Desktop
Sharing; instructions for enabling it are at

I've been using the Mate desktop under Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin),
and there's no distro-supplied desktop sharing (that I've found), so I
might use the TightVNC package which has a server.


On 13-08-08 01:56 AM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> tightvncserver? Or something else? I presume that the presenters have
> to install a server package and not a client, but I could be wrong. 
> - Paul
> On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 01:11:35AM -0400, Peter Melse wrote:
>> I believe it's vnc.
>> On Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:44:29 -0400
>> Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>>> This is mostly a question for Colin, but other people might know the
>>> answer: what software does Colin ask people to install on their
>>> presentation machines so that he can stream desktop images during
>>> KWLUG presentations?

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