Использование rdp-клиентов в linux

Step 3: Configure and establish the Ubuntu remote desktop session to Windows

Once you open the Remmina Remote Desktop Client, you should see something like this:

The Remmina Remote Desktop Client

Click the «Create a new connection profile» button.

Its icon is a green plus sign which is easy to spot in the top-left corner of the window.

Create a new connection in Remmina Remote Desktop Client

The previous action opens a window called Remote Desktop Preference. Here you can configure the remote desktop Ubuntu to Windows connection that you are going to establish.

The Remote Desktop Preference window

In the Profile section, type the Name that you want to use for the connection. It can be anything you wish. Leave the other settings from the Profile section set to their defaults.

Choosing a name for the remote desktop profile

In the Server field from the Basic tab, type the IP address of the Windows PC to which you will connect. Enter the User name and User password for the user account that you want to use on the remote Windows PC. That user account needs to exist on the Windows PC.

Entering the IP address and the username and password

Next, you can set the Resolution and the Color depth that you want to use for your remote desktop connection. By default, the remote desktop profile is set to use the «Use client resolution» which means that the connection uses the same resolution as the Windows computer to which you connect. The Color depth is also set at the highest quality possible. However, selecting a smaller desktop resolution and color depth can improve the performance of your Linux to Windows remote desktop session. If you experience lag when connected to the remote Windows desktop, try reducing the color depth or resolution.

Configuring the resolution and color depth used by the remote desktop profile

If you want to share a folder from your Ubuntu computer with the Windows PC, check the Share folder box and select it.

Also, for more advanced settings, go to the Advanced tab. There you can turn the sound on or off, share printers, disable clipboard synchronization, and so on.

Configuring the advanced settings for the remote desktop connection

Once you finish configuring all the details, click Save and Connect. This saves your connection profile and then initiates an RDP connection to the Windows PC.

Saving the RDP profile and connecting to the Windows PC

In a matter of seconds, you should have a running remote desktop connection established to your Windows PC.

A remote desktop connection established from Ubuntu to Windows

You could also Connect to the remote Windows PC, without all the personalization steps shared earlier. However, that means that you have to reconfigure the remote desktop connection profile the next time you want to remote control your Windows PC.

Troubleshooting an Ubuntu Remote Desktop

You may receive an error stating that the connection cannot be made because the encryption level is too high on the Ubuntu computer.

The first thing to try is to increase the level of encryption the VNC Viewer is attempting to use.

Right-click the icon for your connection and click Properties. Try each encryption option in turn. If none of the options work, try these instructions:

Type the following command into a terminal on Ubuntu:

gsettings set org.gnome.vino require-encryption false

Try to connect to Ubuntu again using Windows.

Running this command will send password credentials «in the clear» (meaning anyone «sniffing» for unencrypted network traffic can intercept), which is a huge security threat.

How to Share Your Ubuntu Desktop

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There are two ways to set up a remote desktop using Ubuntu. The method outlined below is the one that the Ubuntu developers included as part of the system.

The second way is to use a piece of software called xRDP. This software is a bit hit-or-miss when running on Ubuntu. While you may now be able to access the desktop, you will find the experience a little frustrating due to mouse and cursor glitches and general graphics-based problems.

The actual process of sharing the desktop is relatively straightforward. The tricky bit is trying to access it from somewhere that isn’t on your home networks such as your workplace, hotel, or internet cafe.

How to use rdesktop

To install rdesktop on Debian, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, Ubuntu and derivatives, run the command:

sudo apt install rdesktop

To install rdesktop on Arch Linux and derivatives, run the command:

sudo pacman -S rdesktop

How to connect to remote desktop with rdesktop

To connect to RDP with rdesktop, use a command of the form:

rdesktop -u USER -p PASSWORD HOST

For instance:

rdesktop -u Tester -p 1234

As usual, at the very beginning there will be a problem with the certificate:

Autoselecting keyboard map 'ru' from locale

ATTENTION! The server uses and invalid security certificate which can not be trusted for
the following identified reasons(s);

 1. Certificate issuer is not trusted by this system.

     Issuer: CN=HackWare-MiAl

Review the following certificate info before you trust it to be added as an exception.
If you do not trust the certificate the connection atempt will be aborted:

    Subject: CN=HackWare-MiAl
     Issuer: CN=HackWare-MiAl
 Valid From: Thu Apr  2 20:56:11 2020
         To: Fri Oct  2 20:56:11 2020

  Certificate fingerprints:

       sha1: 6a4cbe35235f46b5bd37155ef721ec59aac11c3e
     sha256: 35368cc1b2ae9e79927bcb8ededed228062de34978aeeeab74bb029ccbc255e9

Do you trust this certificate (yes/no)? yes

We type yes.

Then an error will occur:

Failed to initialize NLA, do you have correct Kerberos TGT initialized ?
Failed to connect, CredSSP required by server (check if server has disabled old TLS versions, if yes use -V option).

This is because network-level authentication (Kerberos TGT) is not configured. Setup instructions at: https://github.com/rdesktop/rdesktop/wiki/Network-Level-Authentication-(NLA)

Another option that allows you to connect to Windows via RDP using rdesktop without setting up Network Level Authentication (NLA) is to disable network-level authentication in Windows. It is clear that this will weaken the security of RDP, therefore it is not recommended. But as a “quick dirty fix” this can be done as follows: Start menu → Settings → System → Remote Desktop → Advanced settings → Uncheck “Require computers to use Network Level Authentication at the to connect (recommended)”:

After that, rdesktop connection passes without errors:

In the Windows settings, you could see the link “Why allow connections with Network Level Authentication?”, It says the following:

Удаленный рабочий стол RDP Linux Mint

RDP (англ. Remote Desktop Protocol) — это протокол удаленного рабочего стола, разработанный компанией Microsoft. С его помощью можно подключиться к операционной системе другого компьютера через сетевое соединение.

Логотип Linux Mint

К сведению! RDP появился вместе с ОС Windows NT 4.0 в 1996 г., с тех пор выпускались новые версии протокола для новых ОС Windows. Последняя 10 версия выпущена в составе Windows 10 в 2015 г.

Для подключения по RDP к Linux нужен так называемый протокол, который позволяет производить соединение и обмен данными. В итоге один ПК становится управляемым операционной системой другого с возможностью взаимодействия мышью и клавиатурой, программами и Интернетом.


KRDC For Ubuntu

KRDC is a client application that allows you to view or even control the desktop session on another machine that is running a compatible server. VNC and RDP is supported.
There are plenty of settings for the client itself – you get the choice of high-, medium- or low-speed connections, and the software works out which features to use from there.
Using Krdc was trouble-free, and it also supports the RDP protocols used for Windows remote access. If someone adds an NX plugin, it could become even more useful. If you run KDE and need an occasional VNC client, there’s no compelling reason to change.

3 Ways to Remote Control Ubuntu

Generally speaking, you have three options to remote control an Ubuntu PC:

  1. SSH: Secure Shell
  2. VNC: Virtual Network Computing
  3. RDP: Remote Desktop Protocol

While many Linux users see SSH as their remote connection tool of choice, it lacks a graphical user interface (GUI).

How to Set Up SSH on Linux and Test Your Setup: A Beginner’s Guide

Need to access your Linux computer or server remotely? Here’s how to set up and configure SSH on Linux, Windows, and mobile.

Usually, these three options are separate. However, thanks to Ubuntu’s built-in remote desktop tool, you can use SSH, VNC and RDP in the same app. Linux, Mac, and Windows PCs can use remote desktop tools to control Ubuntu, as can Android and iOS.

Remote Desktop to Ubuntu With Commercial Tools

Everything you’ve learned so far is standard if you need to remotely access a Linux PC on your local network. If you need to go beyond that, then the steps to enable port forwarding will help.

But what if you have no intention of accessing your router? If this seems too complicated, then third-party commercial software designed to facilitate remote desktop, is required. Several are available, but not all support Linux.

We suggest you try out:

  • NoMachine: initially released as a Linux remote desktop tool, this is now available across all major platforms. Install on the target computer, then on your local machine, and set up a remote connection.
  • Chrome Remote Desktop: uses your Google account to manage remote access via the Chrome browser.
  • TeamViewer: a well-known commercial remote desktop solution, this offers Linux software. Simply install client and host software beforehand. Also offers a host app for remotely accessing Raspberry Pi devices.

Note that these tools require setting up before use. If you have a colleague near the remote PC, they might be able to help. See our list of remote access tools for more suggestions.

Зачем нужно подключение к Linux из Windows

Удаленное управление Linux очень полезно во многих случаях. Например, если пользователю нужно с работы срочно подключиться к домашнему компьютеру или в офисе в другом кабинете нужно запустить обновление. Все это можно сделать из одного ПК.

Зачем еще это нужно:

  • выполнение задач, которые нужно исполнить на разных компьютерах или серверах;
  • помощь другому человеку в исправлении каких-либо ошибок;
  • обучение специальным программам учащихся дистанционно.

Обратите внимание! Удаленным доступом чаще пользуются системные администраторы, чтобы устранять сбои в работе операционной системы из своего компьютера

How to Install Remmina Remote Desktop Client

In this short tutorial, I will show you all the possible way to install or upgrade Remmina remote desktop client in all the Ubuntu version and its derivatives.

1. Install Remmina via Snap

This is the easiest way to install any software in Ubuntu. Snap is a universal repository management system which you can use across the distros. You need to search Remmina Snap package in the Ubuntu software center and hit the install button. Remember there is two Remmina version – one is Snap version, and another is standard Ubuntu package which comes preinstalled.

Install Remmina via Snap from Ubuntu software center

Otherwise, you can use the below Snap command to install:

snap install remmina

Moreover, don’t forget to run the following command one by one for some advanced features.

sudo snap connect remmina:avahi-observe :avahi-observe
sudo snap connect remmina:cups-control :cups-control
sudo snap connect remmina:mount-observe :mount-observe
sudo snap connect remmina:password-manager-service :password-manager-service

2. Install Remmina via Ubuntu PPA

In case you don’t prefer Ubuntu software center or Snap package, use official PPA for install or upgrade. Run the below command into the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-* libfreerdp-plugins-standard

How to downgrade Remmina if Installed via PPA

If you are not satisfied with the new version, there is always a way to downgrade the software. Run the below command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next

3. Install Remmina via Flatpak

This is a relatively new way of installing software in Linux distros. Flatpak is also a universal package management system for Linux system. FlatHub is an app store where all the Linux software is available in the flatpak format. Check my tutorial if you don’t know how to use Flatpak in Ubuntu. So to install Remmina remote desktop client in Ubuntu, search it on FlatHub store and hit the install button.

Install Remmina via Flatpak

Otherwise, you can use the below Flatpak command to install:


Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing

flatpak install flathub org.remmina.Remmina


flatpak run org.remmina.Remmina

Is this tutorial helpful? I hope it will help you to go through installing Remmina desktop client in Ubuntu system. Don’t forget to share your suggestion and experience in the comment below.

Подключение к серверу

rdesktop -z -P -g 1280×900 -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD SERVER_IP


  • -z включает сжатие потока
  • -P кэширование
  • -g задает геометрию окна
  • -u имя пользователя на сервере
  • -p пароль.

Следует оговориться — задание пароля в явном виде в качестве опции для rdesktop не является безопасным, так как он может быть просмотрен другими пользователями с помощью команды ps. Поэтому, если компьютер может быть доступен другим пользователям (локальным или удаленным), эту опцию следует опускать — пароль можно будет ввести уже после установления сессии.

Опцию «-g» можно заменить опцией «-f». В этом случае окно rdesktop будет открыто на весь экран. Выход в этом случае можно будет инициировать нажатием клавиш Ctrl-Alt-Enter.


This also is a system agnostic package that works on many distributions, but mainly Ubuntu.

If you run into issues, try something else first, and then report the issues.
Our Snap package does not work on Ubuntu 17.10 if you use Wayland, see issue #1414._

First make sure you have installed. Then install the last release from the Ubuntu Software Center by looking for , or install it from a terminal with:

The Snap subsystem has limitations, so some features, for example password storage via keyring is missing and must be fixed manually:

Some features just don’t work on Snap, for example accessing your personal ~/.ssh directory is not possible.
You have to manually copy your ~/.ssh/* files to ~/snap/remmina/common/.ssh/

If you want to install the latest Git revision of Remmina as Snap, get it from the channel:

Or, update your Remmina Snap install with your channel of choice:

Snaps are updated with the system and include both latest Git and the latest release (for better security).


NoMachine for Ubuntu

NoMachine is a remote desktop tool. Just like VNC. So what is the difference between NoMachine with the other? The most important factor is speed. The NX protocol provides near local speed responsiveness over high latency and low bandwidth links. So it feels like you were directly in front of your computer.

NoMachine has many key features. When you connected to NoMachine-enabled computer, you can work with any content such as documents, music, videos, as if you were in front of your computer. You can also have the same desktop environment from where ever you are connected.

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Exact hits

Package remmina

  • xenial (16.04LTS) (gnome):
    remote desktop client for GNOME desktop environment

    1.1.2-3ubuntu1: amd64 arm64 armhf i386 powerpc ppc64el s390x

  • bionic (18.04LTS) (gnome):
    GTK+ Remote Desktop Client

    1.2.0-rcgit.29+dfsg-1ubuntu1.2 : amd64 i386

    1.2.0-rcgit.29+dfsg-1ubuntu1 : arm64 armhf ppc64el s390x

  • bionic-updates (gnome):
    GTK+ Remote Desktop Client

    1.2.0-rcgit.29+dfsg-1ubuntu1.2: amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el s390x

  • eoan (19.10) (gnome):
    GTK+ Remote Desktop Client

    1.3.4+dfsg-3ubuntu1: amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el s390x

  • focal (20.04LTS) (gnome):
    GTK+ Remote Desktop Client

    1.4.2+dfsg-1ubuntu1: amd64 arm64 armhf ppc64el s390x

  • groovy (gnome):
    GTK+ Remote Desktop Client

    1.4.8+dfsg-1ubuntu1: amd64 arm64 armhf ppc64el s390x

Remote Access Using Remote Desktop Protocol

The easiest option is to use Remote Desktop Protocol or RDP. Built into Windows, this tool can establish a remote desktop connection across your home network. All you need is the IP address of the Ubuntu device.

While the necessary software is pre-installed on Windows, you’ll need to install the xrdp tool on Ubuntu. To do this, open a Terminal window (Ctrl + Alt + T) and enter:

Follow this with

Wait for this to install, then run the Remote Desktop application in Windows using the Start Menu or Search. Type rdp then click on Remote Desktop Connection. With the app open, input the IP address in the Computer field.

Next, click Show Options and add the Username for the Ubuntu PC. You can click Save to keep these settings for reuse on another occasion.

Click Connect to start the connection and input the Ubuntu account password when prompted. The connection will then be established, giving you full mouse and keyboard access to your remote Ubuntu computer. If you plan to use this connection often, you can create a configuration file for it to save time.

Troubleshooting RDP to Ubuntu

While RDP is a great option for remote connecting to your Ubuntu PC, it’s unreliable on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. There appears to be an issue establishing a remote connection while already logged into the same account on Ubuntu.

As such, the simple way around this is to simply log out of the Ubuntu computer.

If this isn’t possible, try switching the RDP connection from using the Xorg server to using X11rdp. Wait for that to fail then try Xorg again.

You might also attempt connection after restarting the Linux machine.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS should include a fix for this problem.

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