[Techtalk] Setting up an ADSL router for remote access

David Sumbler david at aeolia.co.uk
Tue Dec 29 22:36:26 UTC 2015

On Tue, 2015-12-29 at 21:40 +0100, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> On 29-12-15 18:09, David Sumbler wrote:
> > TeamViewer sounded like an excellent suggestion, so this afternoon I
> > installed it on my desktop computer.  I then did a remote connection to
> > my laptop, which is connected to my LAN by wifi.  (Both computers are
> > running Ubuntu 12.04.)
> >
> > Unfortunately I find that whilst I can control the 2nd computer from the
> > 1st, changes to the laptop's display are not replicated in the window on
> > my main computer.  In other words, I can move windows around, type
> > characters, start applications etc., but the window on the desktop
> > computer stubbornly shows the layout as it was at the start and never
> > changes.  This is odd, because ticking "show remote cursor" does work: I
> > can see the remote cursor on my screen, and it correctly changes shape
> > e.g. when it is at the edge of a window on the remote machine, even
> > though the window is shown in the wrong place on the controlling
> > machine.
> >
> Does it work when you try this with another computer then the one from 
> your friend?
> Cheers
> Rudy

The laptop I am using is my own - my friend's computer has not arrived
here yet.  But it is the same sort of problem I used to get when
connecting to her computer via the internet using SSH with Vinagre and


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