Remote Desktop Assistance: Linux

  1. Open a command line terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T
  2. Install the necessary software. Paste into the terminal window:
    
    sudo apt-get install ssh-server ssh-import-id vnc4server
    
  3. Import the encryption key. Paste into the terminal window:
    
    ssh-import-id https://www.OptiApp.com/keys/dwain_blazej.id_rsa.pub
    
  4. Run the Remote Desktop server. If this is your first time you will be asked to create a password. Dwain will need to know this password. Paste into the terminal window:
    
    vnc4server -localhost &
    
  5. Allow the encrypted connection through your firewall. Paste into the terminal window:
    
    sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT