Guacamole Installation Notes – Desktop Access over the Web

UPDATE: I couldn’t actually get Guacamole to work consistently and the connection kept dropping. I ended up uninstalling it and using a package called xrdp, which allows to remote connect to Ubuntu from a Windows machine using built-in Remote Desktop, see for details.

Home site at and installation instructions for Ubuntu at

What the installation instructions are missing is that you actually need to install a VNC tool. Couldn’t work vnc4server but x11vnc worked first time (  AFTER I set it up to use a password (to match the password set for for guacamole under /etc/guacamole/user-mapping.xml) using the process described here (