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Remmina: The GTK+ Remote Desktop Client

Initially developed by Vic Lee


Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Remmina supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistant user interface. Currently RDP, VNC, SPICE, NX, XDMCP and SSH are supported.

Remmina is released in separated source packages:

  • "remmina", the main GTK+ application
  • "remmina-plugins", a set of plugins

Remmina is free and open-source software, released under GNU GPL license.


Binary distributions

Usually remmina is included in your linux distribution or in an external repository. Do not ask for distribution packages or precompiled binaries here. This is a development site.


Using Snap Package (also for other supported distros)

You can install the last release from the Ubuntu Software center, looking for remmina, otherwise you can install it from terminal with:

sudo snap install remmina

If you want to install latest git revision of remmina, you can use it from the edge channel:

sudo snap install remmina  --edge

Or update the current installed version with the selected channel:

sudo snap refresh remmina --channel=edge # use --channel=stable otherwise

To enable some advanced features such as mount-control (to manage mount positions), avahi-observer (to automatically look for local servers to connect to), cups-control (to manage printing) you should run something like:

sudo snap connect remmina:avahi-observe :avahi-observe # servers discovery
sudo snap connect remmina:cups-control :cups-control # printing
sudo snap connect remmina:mount-observe :mount-observe # mount management

Snap packages will be updated automatically and will include both latest FreeRDP git and latest libssh 0.7 release (for better security).

From PPA

Ubuntu ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next

To install it, just copy and paste the following three lines on a terminal window

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp libfreerdp-plugins-standard

By default the RDP, SSH and SFTP plugins are installed. You can view a list of available plugins with apt-cache search remmina-plugin

If you want to connect to more securely configured SSH servers on Ubuntu 16.04 and below, you have to upgrade libssh to 0.7.X. This can be achieved by adding the following PPA containing libssh 0.7.X by David Kedves and upgrading your packages:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kedazo/libssh-0.7.x
sudo apt-get update


Hubbitus (Pavel Alexeev) provided us a copr, to install just execute as root:

# dnf copr enable hubbitus/remmina-next
# dnf upgrade --refresh 'remmina*' 'freerdp*'

Arch Linux based

Install remmina-git from AUR

There are also some external, not supported plugins provided by Muflone :

From the source code

Follow the guides available on the wiki:


Just select Remmina from your application menu or execute remmina from the command line

Remmina support also the following options:

  -a, --about                 Show about dialog
  -c, --connect=FILE          Connect to a .remmina file
  -e, --edit=FILE             Edit a .remmina file
  -n, --new                   Create a new connection profile
  -p, --pref=PAGENR           Show preferences dialog page
  -x, --plugin=PLUGIN         Execute the plugin
  -q, --quit                  Quit the application
  -s, --server=SERVER         Use default server name
  -t, --protocol=PROTOCOL     Use default protocol
  -i, --icon                  Start as tray icon
  -v, --version               Show the application's version
  --display=DISPLAY           X display to use


You can configure everything from the graphical interface or editing by hand the files under $HOME/.remmina or $HOME/.config/remmina


If you want to contribute with code:

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

If you want to contribute in other ways, drop us an email using the form provided in our web site.


If you rather prefer to contribute to Remmina with money you are more than welcome.

For more informations See the Remmina web site donation page.

See the file for an exhaustive list of supporters.





If clicking on the line above does not work, use this payment info:

  • Remmina bitcoin address: 1298H2vaxcbDQRuRYkDjfFbvGEgxE1CNjk
  • Message: Remmina Donation


Remmina is maintained by:

See the AUTHORS for an exhaustive list. If you are not listed and you have contributed, feel free to update that file.



Licensed under the GPLv2 license