When using CN2 servers, you may encounter situations where you need to connect to Ubuntu remote desktop. Although there are various methods available, Ubuntu remote desktop connections can be broadly summarized into two main types: VNC and RDP.

CN2 Server Usage: VNC Connection Method

Firstly, Ubuntu systems typically come with the VNC client “vino” pre-installed, which is designed for screen sharing. If your computer doesn’t have the screen sharing option, you’ll need to install it manually. Open the terminal command line and enter:

sudo apt install vinoNext, you’ll need to install a graphical interface on Ubuntu to enable remote desktop access. This can include options like Unity, GNOME, XFCE, and KDE. The default desktop for newer versions of Ubuntu is GNOME, and XFCE is also a recommended choice.

When using the default GNOME desktop, you’ll also need to disable the security authentication to connect to the VNC client “vino.” There are two methods to disable it: either by directly entering the command:

sudo gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption falseOr by installing the tool to disable it:

sudo apt-get install dconf-editorThen, follow this sequence of selections: org -> gnome -> desktop -> remote access -> require encryption.

In addition to the built-in VNC client “vino,” there are other third-party VNC clients available for installation, such as “vnc4server.”

CN2 Server Usage: RDP Connection Method

RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) is a remote connection protocol primarily used in Windows systems. However, Ubuntu systems can utilize the “xrdp” package to enable RDP functionality using the built-in “xorg” server.

Depending on the type of graphical interface mentioned earlier, “xorg” can provide the corresponding remote desktop to the user. For example, if the system has GNOME installed, “xorg” will offer the GNOME remote desktop. The port for xrdp is the same as RDP, which is 3389. Users can log in and use it by entering their Ubuntu username and password.