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Windows/OSX/Ubuntu/Mint/Gentoo/Elementary/Whatever/Arch/Linux Remote Control

The app consists basically of two remote control types. The first one for Windows/Mac/Linux, called "Simple Remote Control" and the second for Linux only, called "Advanced Remote Control". Skip to the bottom for installation instructions.

Generel Remote Control features:
• keyboard
• mouse/touchpad
• list and download files from filesystem
• system monitor(CPU,RAM,DISK,BATTERY..)
• custom shortcuts
• sound control
• numpad/navigation shortcuts
• future tasks

Simple Remote Control features:
• login via QR Code scanner

Advanced Remote Control features:
• rename, delete and upload files on your filesystem
• terminal
• linux command library
• ssh login

App core features:
• remote control widget
• wake on lan widget
• export/import remote controls via a file
• display cpu,memory,battery,bluetooth,network info of android device

For both remotes it is possible to add customised commands like "open music player and play 'some-weird-sounds.mp3'". Below are some examples of already predefined commands.

Functions
• control media player play/stop/prev/next
• control audio volume
• shutdown
• restart
• lock/unlock screen
• send keyboard input
• start software like "Spotify, XMBC, VLC, Chrome.."
...

--- Simple Remote Control for Linux/Windows/Mac ---

1. Download the server app, unzip and execute the "RemoteControlServer.jar".
http://schubert-simon.de/remotecontrolserver/RemoteControlServer.zip

2. Open Android app, go to -> "new device" -> "Simple Linux/Windows/Mac" -> "scan" and scan the QR code from the server on your computer.

--- Remote Control for Linux only ---

1. Install SSH Server if you havn't installed it already.
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

2. Open Android app, go to -> "new device" -> "Advanced Remote Control" and type in the requiered information.

3. For mouse and keyboard control you need to install xdotool.
sudo apt-get install xdotool

--- Wake On Lan ---

1. sudo apt-get install ethtool
2. sudo ethtool -s eth0 wol g
3. insert the following two lines into the autostart script(/etc/rc.local)
sleep 5
ethtool -s eth0 wol g
4. open /etc/init.d/halt and set NETDOWN=no
5. check and activate Wake On Lan and/or Wake on PCI(E) your mainboard bios

Private key login
Step 1
> ssh-keygen -t rsa
To ensure safety enter a passphrase.

Step 2
Then, paste the content of the public key ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub into the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the remote host.
> cat id_rsa.pub >> .ssh/authorized_keys

Step 3
Copy the private key ~/.ssh/id_rsa to your Android phone and load the file from the 'Add Device' screen.

Download PDF for more help: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vf1hfietniyuxee/UbuntuRemoteControl-Help.pdf

Recent changes:
• added hardware keyboard support
• added left-hand mouse option
• fixed 'Advanced Remote Control' sudo password bug
• improved 'Advanced Remote Control' monitor screen"
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About Home Remote Control
Windows/OSX/Ubuntu/Mint/Gentoo/Elementary/Whatever/Arch/Linux Remote Control

The app consists basically of two remote control types. The first one for Windows/Mac/Linux, called "Simple Remote Control" and the second for Linux only, called "Advanced Remote Control". Skip to the bottom for installation instructions.

Generel Remote Control features:
• keyboard
• mouse/touchpad
• list and download files from filesystem
• system monitor(CPU,RAM,DISK,BATTERY..)
• custom shortcuts
• sound control
• numpad/navigation shortcuts
• future tasks

Simple Remote Control features:
• login via QR Code scanner

Advanced Remote Control features:
• rename, delete and upload files on your filesystem
• terminal
• linux command library
• ssh login

App core features:
• remote control widget
• wake on lan widget
• export/import remote controls via a file
• display cpu,memory,battery,bluetooth,network info of android device

For both remotes it is possible to add customised commands like "open music player and play 'some-weird-sounds.mp3'". Below are some examples of already predefined commands.

Functions
• control media player play/stop/prev/next
• control audio volume
• shutdown
• restart
• lock/unlock screen
• send keyboard input
• start software like "Spotify, XMBC, VLC, Chrome.."
...

--- Simple Remote Control for Linux/Windows/Mac ---

1. Download the server app, unzip and execute the "RemoteControlServer.jar".
http://schubert-simon.de/remotecontrolserver/RemoteControlServer.zip

2. Open Android app, go to -> "new device" -> "Simple Linux/Windows/Mac" -> "scan" and scan the QR code from the server on your computer.

--- Remote Control for Linux only ---

1. Install SSH Server if you havn't installed it already.
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

2. Open Android app, go to -> "new device" -> "Advanced Remote Control" and type in the requiered information.

3. For mouse and keyboard control you need to install xdotool.
sudo apt-get install xdotool

--- Wake On Lan ---

1. sudo apt-get install ethtool
2. sudo ethtool -s eth0 wol g
3. insert the following two lines into the autostart script(/etc/rc.local)
sleep 5
ethtool -s eth0 wol g
4. open /etc/init.d/halt and set NETDOWN=no
5. check and activate Wake On Lan and/or Wake on PCI(E) your mainboard bios

Private key login
Step 1
> ssh-keygen -t rsa
To ensure safety enter a passphrase.

Step 2
Then, paste the content of the public key ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub into the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the remote host.
> cat id_rsa.pub >> .ssh/authorized_keys

Step 3
Copy the private key ~/.ssh/id_rsa to your Android phone and load the file from the 'Add Device' screen.

Download PDF for more help: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vf1hfietniyuxee/UbuntuRemoteControl-Help.pdf

Recent changes:
• added hardware keyboard support
• added left-hand mouse option
• fixed 'Advanced Remote Control' sudo password bug
• improved 'Advanced Remote Control' monitor screen"

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A Google User
Saturday 5:15 PM
Was excited . . . then all I got was crashes Crashes every time I try to switch to the mouse. Uninstalled. Ubuntu 14.04
A Google User
4 days ago
Mouse does not work on Ubuntu 14.04 Any mouse movement attempted through the app jumps the cursor all the way to the right hand side of the screen. This looks like a promising app but that's a big bug for me, lying at the heart of usability.
A Google User
Oct 11, 2014
Some functions are not working for me So far shutdown/restart and bluetooth are not working for me, ubuntu 14.04 w/ nexus 4. It lacks a proper user guide too. (I bought the full version)
A Google User
Oct 8, 2014
SSH KEY BASE LOGIN This so far is the only app the will work correctly with ssh key login. I can't say enough great things about this app. Keep up the great work. Thanks. 👍 Ubuntu 14.04 server. 👍Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. 👍 Bodhi-Linux
A Google User
Oct 2, 2014
Nice app! works perfectly on my ubuntu 13.10 laptop with Asus zenfone 5 Android 4.3. really recommended app for controling ubuntu laptop using android