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Setup the Best Remote Desktop Client Windows to Linux Tutorial Gentoo and Debian

This tutorial will teach you to: Setup the Best Remote Desktop Client Windows to Linux Tutorial Gentoo and Debian.

More elegantly, I will walk you through the process of setting up tightVNC on your windows, debian or gentoo computers and/or servers.
I have chosen tightVNC simply because it is the best I have found and it comes highly recommended: Check tightVNC here. I used this tutorial as a guide for setting up tightVNC on Debian. On Gentoo, as always, it is important to look at the excellent gentoo docs.

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#gentoo
emerge --sync
emerge --info
#make sure 'server' is in use flags.
#if not add at: /etc/portage/make.conf
#debian
aptitude update

#gentoo
emerge --search tightvnc
emerge net-misc/tightvnc

#debian
aptitude install tightvncserver
aptitude install xtightvncviewer

#start and configure password
#debian
tightvncserver

#gentoo
vncpasswd
vncserver

(kill: pkill Xvnc)

##configure desktop environment
#debian / #gentoo
~/.vnc/xstartup:
#!/bin/sh
startkde &

#starting gentoo
/etc/init.d/vnc start

#usage
vncviwer server:port

##make start automatically
#gentoo
If there is no script in /etc/init.d you can add the command to launch it in the file /etc/conf.d/local.start
rc-update add vnc default

#debian startup script
find that here

#Windows
#Downlaod the windows tightvnc client and server
#As with all things windows, very little configuration required

#Set up a dynamic DNS and your port forwarding locally (Rember to check the box for LAN loopback, that was my snare)
#Windows: Start->Programs->TightVNC viewer
#Type in ip and port, type in password -> good to go