Screen Sharing for Debian?

TBS andyh at
Sat Feb 5 22:44:34 UTC 2022


If you don’t already have a desktop installed, you will spend hours if not days likely trying to get a remote desktop going  !!!

Teamviewer is explicitly for sharing *desktop* environments yes (and I have mixed results with it under linux) - you already have an interface to the linux command line right ?

Again - installing the Omnis Linux server is likely to be a not-straightforward thing (whether from command line or desktop environment) - just want to prepare you for a world of pain !!!! Not trying to denigrate Omnis (or Debian) - just many years of hard fought experience battling with those two particular demons :) Omnis was never optimized for Linux (in my opinion) and although I have had various versions work under Linux - it has never ever been a simple path (as a relatively seasoned Linux user) - in Linux, every application has a bunch of ‘dependencies’ - or other apps that it needs to run properly. Omnis always seems to be missing essential dependencies, which no doubt are platform variable, but nonetheless make it a tough install…...

I don’t want to dampen your enthusiasm - but do please understand you are entering a wholly different world that is alien and unfriendly… have been warned :)

Andy Hilton
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On Feb 5, 2022, 4:12 PM -0500, Das Goravani <goravanis at>, wrote:
> Doug and Andy,
> I hear Andy that all things Linux can be done from the command line. I surrender. Then Doug comes along and suggests one.
> I wonder if TeamViewer works without an associated desktop software for Linux?
> Doug, what do you think about what Andy said.. that all things linux can be installed from the command line? In my ignorance of that fact I thought I needed a desktop sharing software. Doug, do I need TeamViewer?
> And on another note, how do you install the App Server on Linux (using the command line)? I’m going to be installing Nginx for Linux to be on top of it.
> Thanks,
> Das
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