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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:48 pm    Post subject: Anydesk - is it working vor someone? Reply with quote

Today I installed Anydesk on 2 of my systems, but I failed to get it working.

It installs fine. I can start the UI on both machines. Then I connected the machines with the given computer name (over anydesk server). When I do this, on the other machine appears the question to accept the connection. After this both are connected. But for some reason I see only a white window. There's no mouse movement, no applications appear. There's nothing. Didn't work neither on Enlightenment e16 nor on KDE 4.

Apart of the failure, which maybe is just a bug due to the alpha status, there are some other suboptimal things.
  • It seems, the GUI is mandatory. Until now when I support my father's and my sister's machines, I log in there via SSH, set the DISPLAY variable and start x11vnc. So they don't need to do anything. Anydesk starts a GUI. I don't like this.
  • The GUI is bad for another reason. I tried to connect to my HTPC in the local network. My HTPC doesn't have any other input devices than a remote control. The goal is not to turn on the TV. But the connection failed, because nobody confirmed the connections request button on this machine.
  • It seems, Anydesk can connect via local connections (support) without the Anydesk servers. I didn't achieve this. When I just filled in the computer name in the local network, it didn't establish a connection.


Really, I would like to have something like VNC with a faster protocol: headless, can be started via SSH, without UI and confirmation. Is this possible with Anydesk, or is this application completely the wrong way?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ehm... Your question seems to be more "how do I get a usable GUI over a cheap connection" rather than "does anydesk work". Let's start with minor tweaks:
Do you compress your ssh traffic when you're forwarding VNC?
Usually -C on ssh's command line is just a waste of 3 bytes, but it really helps a lot when you're doing stuff like that.
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