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Open Source VirtualBox Client with Remote Management

Installing RemoteBox on Debian / Mint / Ubuntu Linux

These instructions describe installing the RemoteBox client and may require root privileges. VirtualBox must also be configured to accept connections from RemoteBox. For instructions, consult the RemoteBox manual.

Tarball Install

Ensure the required dependencies are installed as follows:
apt-get install libgtk2-perl libsoap-lite-perl freerdp-x11
To launch RemoteBox, unpack the RemoteBox tarball and run the 'remotebox' executable.

• If you wish to use rdesktop instead, replace the freerdp-x11 package with rdesktop and configure the RemoteBox preferences accordingly.

Ubuntu Notes

Note: Menu handling is broken under the Unity desktop on Ubuntu, which can prevent menu entries being ghosted when they should be which in turn allows them to become activated incorrectly. This is a bug with the Unity desktop and does not present itself under other desktop environments.