LINUX Remote Desktop Software

Remotely access and support a Linux remote desktop and back-end server by initiating an on-demand or unattended remote support session to provide your customers top-notch IT support with Linux remote desktop software.


What challenges might Linux users face?

  • Software Compatibility

    Some software might not be compatible with Linux.

  • Hardware Access

    Since Linux doesn't have drivers, users might face difficulty using certain hardware.

  • Technical Support

    Support technicians dedicated to Linux are hard to find and costly.

  • First-time usage

    First-time Linux users might have a hard time learning because Linux isn't as common as Windows or Mac.

Linux remote desktop - Zoho Assist

How Zoho Assist can help users remotely access their Linux desktops

Support technicians for Linux computers are few and far between. With Zoho Assist - Linux remote desktop tool, you can support users anywhere, no matter the distance.

Zoho Assist, remote support software for Linux is simple and secure. It's compatible with most antivirus software, and with no software installations, it takes mere minutes to initiate a Linux remote desktop support session.

Use the following features of Zoho Assist that will help in resolving and troubleshooting remote Linux desktops.

  • File Transfer
  • Instant Chat
  • Invite Technicians
  • Reboot and Reconnect
  • Multi-Monitor Navigation
  • Customization & Rebranding

File Transfer

Linux inherently has issues with hardware access. File transfer would go a long way in helping technicians send files to fix driver-related issues.


Instant Chat

You can stay in contact with your customer throughout the whole session through chat, helping you to delve into issues and fix them then and there.


Invite Technicians

Most Linux remote support technicians are not individually equipped to resolve issues because of the open-source technology. With Zoho Assist, you can bring in more technicians to help you out during a support session.


Reboot and Reconnect

Linux computers can be rebooted and reconnected without using commands. The technician can reboot the remote computer with just a click from their console.


Multi-Monitor Navigation

Handling multiple monitors is a common problem with remote access software. Zoho Assist, Linux remote support tool helps you navigate between multiple monitors of the remote computer with no hassle.


Customization & Rebranding

Customize your Zoho Assist account by having your company's name, logo, favicon, and portal URL shown in your organization account.

System requirements for Linux remote desktop software

Zoho Assist - Linux remote access software is compatible with most versions of Linux. Please check our system requirements guide for more details regarding compatibility.

Technician End

  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat
  • Cent
  • Debian
  • Linux Mint
  • Fedora

Customer End

  • Ubuntu 14.04 and above.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and above.
  • Cent OS 6 and above.
  • Debian 7 and above.
  • Linux Mint 13 and above.

How to setup remote desktop for Linux?

  • Navigate to and signup for Zoho Assist with your email address, or if you’re a Zoho user, click on Access Zoho Assist to get started.
  • Go to Remote Support and click on Start Now to initiate an instant remote support session or click Schedule to schedule a session for later.
  • After you have initiated a remote support session, there are three ways you can invite a person at the remote end. You can send an SMS or email invitation, ask the customer to navigate to to join the session, or you can send them the join link through the chat messenger of your choice.
  • Upon receiving the invite, your customer can join the remote support session through one of the methods stated in the last step, and install the lightweight agent to give you complete access to the Linux remote desktop.
  • In addition to remote support, you can also configure Linux remote desktop devices for unattended access through one of our deployment methods. To access a remote desktop configured for unattended access, navigate to Unattended Access and click Connect beside the device to enable remote desktop connection.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Linux Remote Desktop?

Linux remote desktop is a tool that allows you to access a remote linux device from a PC or a mobile device with or without a person at the remote end.

Is Zoho Assist a free remote desktop client for Linux?

Zoho Assist - Linux remote control software is free for personal use. With a free plan, you can start an on-demand remote support session, screen sharing session, and also configure and connect to unattended devices.

How secure is it to remotely access Linux devices with Zoho Assist?

Zoho Assist, Linux remote desktop tool ensures encrypted communications between end-users with end-to-end SSL and AES 256-bit encryption. Technicians can also use the Action Log viewer, Session Recording, and Reports for audits and to monitor activities carried out in their organization.

Can I remotely access Linux desktops remotely from Windows devices with Zoho Assist?

Yes, You will be able to access a Linux device from Windows. Zoho Assist is a cross-platform Linux remote assistance tool that allows you to access Linux remote desktops from Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices, and vice versa.

Troubleshooting Linux remote desktops is all too easy now.