Enable Remote Desktop on Ubuntu from command line

3 08 2008


On some of the workstations i happen to use, at times it’s neccessary to have Remote Desktop enabled.
Here’s a quick and dirty way to turn it on and off.

sudo gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled true

To disable it set it to false.

In a similar way you can enable disable the confirmation request:

gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/prompt_enabled false

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7 09 2008
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27 01 2010
Andrew

Chrees this is the best one i have found

27 01 2012
guruhmemory

how it works via ssh… ??
I try via ssh but seamless not work..

26 02 2012
sandman

Thank you so much, works great!

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