Home Remote Control

Home Remote Control

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

Linux/Windows/OSX Remote control features:
• keyboard
• mouse/touchpad
• list and download files from filesystem
• system monitor(CPU,RAM,DISK,BATTERY..)
• custom shortcuts
• sound control
• future tasks
• login via QR Code scanner

Special Linux Remote control features:
• rename, delete and upload files on your filesystem
• terminal
• linux command library
• ssh login

Kodi Remote control features:
• navigation/player control
• show movie library
• keyboard
• system monitor

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 Windows/Linux/OSX remotes it's possible to create customed commands like "open music player and play 'some-weird-sounds.mp3'". Below are some examples of already predefined commands.

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

--- Setup Windows and OSX Remote control ---

1. Download the server app, unzip and execute the "RemoteControlServer.jar".

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

--- Setup Linux Remote control ---

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" -> "Linux" and type in the requiered information.

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

--- Setup Wake On Lan for Linux ---

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 for Linux Remote control
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

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Recently changed in this version

• added shortcut landscape support
• added option to change shortcut (background)color
• fixed bugs

Comments and ratings for Home Remote Control
  • (40 stars)

    by Redfury on 13/07/2012

    Awsome application 10min setup, sftp access and WOL , thanks dude!

  • (40 stars)

    by Raúl Peláez on 07/12/2014

    Awesome With ubuntu! You need install previously xdotools in the linux, the ssh-server and configure. The app could be better with more documentation for linux

  • (40 stars)

    by stuarty mcf on 01/12/2014


  • (40 stars)

    by Sami Rautiainen on 30/11/2014

    After this latest update my Android mini PC cannot start this. Crashes when connecting to 12.04 server or 14.04 desktop. I checked the new version on my phone too and for some reason I could not remove those annoying arrow keys. What I have been using this for has been to have two large buttons on the screen, restart and shutdown. That is the main use on the mini pc. So I have no need for the arro

  • (40 stars)

    by Ian Baber on 24/11/2014

    There doesn't appear to be a way to remove the ad. Accidentally clicking ads when reaching for the volume ruins everything

  • (40 stars)

    by brett chillinman on 07/11/2014

    Can't figure it out

  • (40 stars)

    by Mikhail Lukyanov on 29/10/2014

    I give you five stars for idea and just two ones for realisation. App crushed every time after connect to Linux host.