Jaunty, Remote Desktop, and Advanced settings

May 20, 2009 at 22:42 | Posted in Tutorials/Howtos | 1 Comment
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If you are like myself you were quite surprised to see that the preferences dialogue for the remote desktop server in Jaunty had gone all retrograde and lost all of the advanced settings it gained in Intrepid. This is a serious and un-necessary reversal. But there is hope. All the settings are still actually supported. They just aren’t easily visible. To get to the settings you’ll need toΒ  install gconf-editor. Open a terminal window or Press ALT-F2 and type in:

sudo apt-get install gconf-editor

and press enter

Then you can launch it by either typing gconf-editor in a terminal or using the main menu go Applications -> System Tools -> Configuration Editor

You’ll get a window that looks like this:

The Gconf-Editor

The Gconf-Editor

Now click the triangle beside Desktop to expand that folder, then click the triangle beside gnome, then click on the remote-access folder.Β  You should end up with something like this:

Gconf-Editor on Remote Desktop Settings

Gconf-Editor on Remote Desktop Settings

As you can see all the setting are still there, Encryption, Alternate port, etc. When you select a setting the “Key Documentation” will change and give you information to help set it. The settings take place as soon as you set then (no need to save..). Once you have made the desired changed just close the Gconf-Editor and you should be good to go.

Hope this helps,

Freemor

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