I’m not sure about the utility of doing this except for the fact that is pretty cool to do it. ;-)
Home Remote Control is nifty little Android app that provides A LOT of nice features to play with:

  • keyboard
  • mouse/touchpad
  • list and download files from filesystem
  • system monitor(CPU,RAM,DISK,BATTERY..)
  • custom shortcuts
  • sound control
  • future tasks
  • login via QR Code scanner
  • rename, delete and upload files on your filesystem
  • terminal
  • linux command library
  • ssh login
Home Remote Control Screenshots

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Home Remote Control Installation

Prerequisites

1. For best results, your Android device needs to be connected to the same router as the computer you want to remotely control (Local connection).

2. Ubuntu has to have SSH server and xdotool (for mouse and keyboard input) so open a terminal and install them:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server
sudo apt-get install openssh-client
sudo service ssh restart

Test it with:

ssh localhost

Next:

sudo apt-get install xdotool

That’s all for Ubuntu PC. Now for your Android device, go to Google Play and search for Home Remote Control and install it. Here’s the LINK.

All you have to do now is launch the application from your Android device, create a new device, enter the Ubuntu LAN IP, your Ubuntu username and password and start using it.

Enjoy!

Remotely Control Your Ubuntu PC from an Android Device
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