Ubuntu – How can I connect Ubuntu through Windows via localhost


Display of my laptop is not working, in order to save files in it I want to connect to it from another laptop in localhost and move files to safety. I can connect to it via putty from XP laptop like and it successfully connects but I need a visual connection. Please don't suggest plugging another monitor or installing Ubuntu beside XP to establish visual connection.

What is the easiest way to establish visual connection between XP and Ubuntu?

Best Answer

  • You can use putty to instal XRDP (sudo apt-get install xrdp) and connect to it via Remote Desktop from your windows machine.

    obs: you can also try to use X11 forwarding in putty but you will need to have X11 on your windows machine (cygwin or others).

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