I have an ubuntu computer that I want to remotely log into using a vnc connection. So far, this is what I have done:
sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
After downloading the software, I typed on the terminal:
I assume the :78 refers to some sort of port that I open for VNC connection (i'm new at this, so feel free to correct me). After entering in a password, this appears:
New 'X' desktop is FiniteElementMethodFiniteDifferenceMethod:78 Creating default startup script /home/pmdelgado2/.vnc/xstartup Starting applications specified in /home/pmdelgado2/.vnc/xstartup Log file is /home/pmdelgado2/.vnc/FiniteElementMethodFiniteDifferenceMethod:78.log
I proceeded to look up my ip address on the internet. Then, from a windows computer on the same network, used ultravnc and entered in :78 and tried to connect. Of course, this failed to produce the connection.
I have two primary questions about doing this:
- How do I verify (on ubuntu, not on the internet) the correct IP address for my computer?
- If my ubuntu computer is on a private wireless network at home, and I try to connect remotely from another location (different network), is there anything special I need to do to connect through the network (firewalls, network passwords, etc.)? Especially in the special case of loging in from a windows computer to my ubuntu?