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How To Remote Desktop Ubuntu 21.04

We can control Ubuntu desktop similar like Windows RDP, which all mouse movement and application is sync and same with the user login in the PC / laptop. We will login similar as graphical desktop.

If you want to have the same experience mirror like Windows Remote Desktop, then you can install install and use X11VNCServer.

sudo apt-get install x11vnc
x11vnc -storepasswd
x11vnc -usepw

Then, you can create a file execution “x11.sh” via SSH or directly to the host PC/Laptop/Server

#!/bin/bash
x11vnc -xkb -noxrecord -noxfixes -noxdamage -safer -forever -display :0 -bg -o /home/YOUR-USERNAME/x11.log

Then you just execute this with

sh x11.sh

To start connect with your Ubuntu Remote Desktop, you can use several VNC client. My recommendation is https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/

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Install Samba Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10 Sharing

Here is a step guideline to install Samba in Ubuntu 20.04, Focal Fossa, to enable sharing with Windows 10 as the client. I write this article to help people solving problem around:

1. Windows 10 not connecting properly with Samba 4.7.6 on Ubuntu 18.04
2. Ubuntu 16 Samba server with Windows 10 client – Tutorial/Howto
3. I can’t get Win10 PC to Access Ubuntu 18.10 Samba Shares
4. Cannot access smb share from Windows 10
5. Fixing broken Samba File Share access for Linux hosts after installing the latest version of Windows 10

In this case, I didn’t change Windows features for Samba v1 or change regedit configuration. This is works on pure Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 without additional changes

Here are the steps on “How to install Samba on Ubuntu 20.04 and Fix Sharing with Windows 10”

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Install Pi-hole on Ubuntu 20.04 Laptop via Wifi

After reading about Pihole + Raspberry Pi to filter traffics from DNS level without installing any client-side software, that inspires me to try the same. Several questions that pop-up in my mind in the meantime I’m browsing Raspberry Pi B. I researched all those questions in my mind and found several answers.

Update: https://pi-hole.net/2020/05/10/pi-hole-v5-0-is-here/#page-content

  1. Can we use Pi-hole without Raspberry?
    Yes, we can use Pi-hole without buying raspberry. You can save your money here. Don’t buy Raspberry yet if you have an unused old laptop or old macbook pro / macbook air (with Ubuntu or Linux installed of course)
  2. Can we use Ubuntu Laptop as our Pi-Hole router?
    Definitely, we can. Pi-Hole is software that is acting as DNS provider. Either you installed in Raspberry Pi or Laptop, it’s the same.
  3. Can we use wifi / wireless instead ethernet LAN cable connected to the router?
    Yes. Although on the internet there is several arguments about ethernet cable vs. wireless, I found it there no significant difference. In the beginning, I thought I going to need a laptop with LAN port to install Pi-HOLE.
  4. Do I need to change my router configuration?
    This guide will help you to install PI-Hole without need to change your router configuration. This is my problem earlier because I found that my router being locked and no option to change the DHCP.
  5. Is USB installation required here?
    No need, unless you want to install Raspbian OS rather ubuntu.