Enable or Disable remote desktop on linux gnome

Gnome Remote Desktop

I found this somewhere online and found it very useful. If you ever need to enable or disable remote desktop via a remote connection like ssh here’s how to do it below. This is useful if you do not have physical access to a machine which is very common.

To enable remote desktop use this command:

To disable remote desktop use this command:

Simple as that!


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  • Lokesh.Sanapalli

    Just go to Alt+F2->vino-preferences
    Remove Tick at 1.Allow others to view your desktop
    2.Allow others to control your desktop

    • Yes that works if you have GUI access already, this is something you would need in the instance you only have SSH access. This is common whenever you lease a server from a data center or using a cloud.