Home Remote Control

Home Remote Control

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

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

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

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

- full keyboard
- mouse/touchpad
- open apps like XBMC, VLC, Firefox, Google Chrome...

Commands: restart, reboot, lock screen, start/stop wifi, start/stop bluetooth

--- SSH 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 Linux" and type in the needed information.

3. For mouse and keyboard control you need to install xdotool.
sudo apt-get install xdotool
- full keyboard
- mouse/touchpad
- list files on filesystem
- rename, delete and upload files on your filesystem
- add custom shortcuts
- add shortcut groups
- choose between different themes
- Wake on Lan widget
- export/import device
- scan network for devices

- control media player play/stop/prev/next
- control audio volume
- take screenshot of screen or webcam and send it to your mobile device
- shutdown
- restart
- lock/unlock screen
- send keyboard input

--- 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

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Recently changed in this version

- terminal for "Advanced Remote Control"
- splash/loading screen
- general bug fixes

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

    by Redfury on 13/07/2012

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

  • (59 stars)

    by Matt Spigelmyer on 12/07/2014

    The mouse and keyboard wouldn't work for me. So I thought maybe if I bought the supported version everything would work. But no... VERY DISAPPOINTED!

  • (59 stars)

    by Mercedes Alvarez on 06/07/2014


  • (59 stars)

    by manuel tondeur on 27/06/2014

    Got better on the one hand. On the other there are more ads than I should tolerate. Fortunately it's not a program I use much.

  • (59 stars)

    by Peter Lehoczký on 25/06/2014

    yes, SSH configuration takes some time and it is not very flexible when you just want simple and quick remote control, but still very good! and for others who cannot pick files - install some file explorer first and then you will be able to do it

  • (59 stars)

    by Seliem Bradly on 20/06/2014

    I have hooked my comp to my TV and with the mouse and keyboard it is fantastic I have no need to go get a wireless keyboard and now have no issue streaming stuff from my comp/gaming. Use the media options when I'm around the house to play my music. And the command line to update my software when I go to bed. Incredibly useful

  • (59 stars)

    by robert kakusuken on 17/06/2014

    Multiple reasons