The Linux remote desktop server built on open source technology.

This page will help you get started installing ThinLinc after downloading the Server Bundle. For more detailed instructions, refer to the Administrator's Guide.

Verify requirements

Verify that you have access to a Linux server running a modern Linux distribution. See 3.2. Requirements in the Administrator's Guide for detailed installation requirements.

Unpacking the ZIP file

Unpack the ZIP file by right-clicking and select "Extract...". You can also unpack it from a command prompt:

$ unzip

Start the installation

Before starting the installation program, review Platform Specific Notes to see if there are anything you need to think about that is specific to your platform.

ThinLinc is installed using a graphical installation program. To start the installation, double click on "install-server". You can also start the installation from a command prompt:

$ cd tl-4.12.0-server
$ ./install-server

Follow the simple installation instructions and you will soon have a installed and configured ThinLinc server on your machine.

Getting started with the client

When the installation program has ended, your server should be running a ThinLinc server and you should be able to connect to it using a ThinLinc client. We provide clients for all major operating systems. You can find clients suitable for your machines on our client download page.

Need help?

We hope that most of the questions that might occur during testing are answered in the Administrator's Guide. Use the search box at the right top of Cendio's webpages to search for keywords.

If you can't find the answers to your questions, don't hesitate to join and ask questions on the thinlinc-technical mailing list. You can also contact our demo support.