Preparing your Linux PC for TouchPad and NumPad

These instructions refer to a Ubuntu setup so settings may change from a distribution to another. Please refer to the Linux distribution help manual for more information.

TouchPad and NumPad are compatible with most recent distributions.

Step 1: Configure your Linux PC

  1. In the system menu, select System > Preferences > Remote Desktop.
  2. Enable «Allow other users to view your desktop».
  3. Enable «Allow other users to control your desktop».
  4. It is recommended to disable «You must confirm each access to this machine».
  5. Enable «Require the user to enter this password» and enter a password. Write it down as you'll need it when configuring TouchPad.
  6. It is recommended to enable «Configure network automatically to accept connections».
  7. If your computer is running a Firewall, make sure it is properly configured.
  8. Click the Close button and you're done!

Step 2: Setting up TouchPad/NumPad

Important: On iOS 14 or later, make sure that TouchPad or NumPad is allowed to access your local network. To make sure it is, open the Settings app and browse to Privacy > Local Network. TouchPad or NumPad should be allowed. If not, simply turn on access.

  1. Launch TouchPad or NumPad on your iOS device if it's not already running.
  2. You will be prompted you to select a server. Tap 'Yes'. Note: You can also access the Computers List by tapping on the Settings Button.
  3. Tap on the Computer you want to connect to. Note: If your computer is not listed tap the + Add New Device button to create a new computer manually.
  4. If the selected computer was already configured, TouchPad/NumPad will initiate a connection. If not, will display the Computer details.
  5. Make sure the Operating System is set to Linux.

Fill out the required Authentication information.

Tap Save and re-select the computer you've just configured.

If everything is in order, you should now be connected and ready to connect!

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