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I am new to Linux. Installed it on my home machine a couple days ago, loving it so far.


Can anybody tell me if there is anythin similar to logmein that can be used in gnome-Mandriva? I want to work on my home pc from work. Usually i use logmein on windows environment.


If there is something similar, can you point me in the right direction of installing and using it?


Many thanks.



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The solution depends on what the work OS is and what the home OS is. Anyway, what you want is possible.


This article may point you in the right direction; it did for me:




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Guest james123456

Thanks alot theYinYeti.


The pc at work is windows xp and at home I have Mandriva.2009.Spring.1.


One question though from that tutorial, remote_ip_address refers to my home external or internal ipaddress?



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Example usage with SSH on “work†(using Cygwin for example), provided x11vnc is installed on “home†PC :

work$ ssh -f -t -L 5900:localhost:5900 home 'x11vnc -xdamage -xdamage -wait 100 -scale 2/3 -localhost -display :0'

Then run VNCViewer with encoding “tight†(or something else but not “rawâ€).


And if you have direct VNC access (with no need of an SSH tunnel), then you just have to let x11vnc run at “home†(there's an additional parameter for this) and neither cygwin nor ssh will be needed at “workâ€.


If you do need the SSH tunnel, there may be a more Windows-like way of creating this tunnel (without the need for the heavy Cygwin), but I'm neither aware nor interested in this…



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Guest mpward

First install PuTTY on your work computer and check that you can login

to your home machine using ssh:



Install tightvnc on your home machine and work machine:



On your home machine, run a vnc server. I use this:

vncserver -geometry 1010x740

Set the geometry to be a bit smaller than your work machine's screen.

You can run this remotely from work via a PuTTY login.


Use PuTTY to set up a ssh tunnel from port 5901 on the work machine to port 5901 on your home machine. From a Linux machine, I run this:

ssh -L 5901:localhost:5901 -C USERNAME@HOME-IP-ADDRESS -N


Now run vncviewer on your work machine and connect to port 5901: this will be tunnelled to port 5901 on your home machine, so you should be able to login and see the screen. From a Linux machine, I run this:

vncviewer -bgr233 -compresslevel 9 -encodings Tight  localhost::5901


I hope this helps.

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