Graphical desktop sharing system that uses the RFB protocol to remotely control another computer.

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Complication over VNC, lightdm and startx

I managed to run x11vnc server on my Ubuntu 14.04. I can log into my Ubuntu from my Windows PC using UltraVNC Viewer. The Ubuntu machine is headless. I followed instructions below. ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 + TightVNC: remote mouse cursor is “X”

I am connecting from my Windows 7 machine to my Lubuntu 14.04 server using TightVNC. Everything is working as expected except the remote mouse cursor only displays as an "X". My ./vnc/xstartup file ...
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Remote Access - Can ssh to target but VNC fails to connect through tunnel

On my local network, I can VNC-over-an-ssh-tunnel quite easily. As I am planning to spend some time abroad, I would like to be able to do the same from the other side of the Internet. But I have a ...
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Cannot install xserver-xorg-video-dummy on Ubuntu14.04

I don't like to post questions but I've spent hours searching and am in dire need of help! I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 headless and remotely login via VNC from Windows. I've read many posts that ...
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What are risks of running TightVNC on VPS

I just purchased a VPS with Ubuntu 14.10LTS for hosting a couple of my websites. I am new to server management but I have followed some tutorial and disabled ssh access, enabled ufw, configured user ...
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Windows-style RDP for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to log onto an Ubuntu workstation with a different user via RDP? Our current point-of-sale machines are deployed on Windows and we want to switch to an open-source system to give us ...
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Lubuntu Login Screen does not let me login

EDIT: I have bypassed the problem by uninstalling the TightVNCServer through the shell, which seems to have solved my login problems. It seems that it did change something about the login environment, ...
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TightVnC not showing desktop

i have just installed lubuntu 12.04 LTS on my old pc. Now I installed tightvncserver, so I can configure the pc without having an keyboard or monitor plugged in. I figured out how to configure it, but ...
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Start XRDP session manually on specific display/port

I successfully installed xrdp and it is working great, I can reconnect to existing session by editing /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini and altering port value. My question is, can I start VNC session on specific ...
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Graphics cards necessary for remote desktop on Ubuntu Server?

When a client remotely accesses the desktop of a Ubuntu system through VNC, does it make any difference what graphics card the server has? How is the desktop running on the server but only seen by the ...
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Ubuntu GUI via VNC or XRDP from MacOSX in AWS EC2

I have read a lot about how to remote desktop on your Ubuntu instance. Please can someone tell me as of now what is the most recommended way: VNC or RDP? Does it make a difference to choose. I am ...
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How do I reconnect my WiFi without entering the superuser password?

The connection to my Mythbuntu system was recently changed from cable to WiFi. Now sometimes the computer disconnects the WiFi-connection and prompts for authentication. How do I tell Mythbuntu to ...
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Start vino vnc server from ssh client

First of all: I googled all day and tried several suggestions on different forums with no luck The problem: I am not able to start a vnc server on a remote machine through ssh Additional information: ...
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Using Notebook as second Monitor for Ubuntu Tablet

I am planning my new mobile development working station consisting of a Notebook and a Tablet as second monitor. Notebook OS: Windows 8.1 Tablet OS: Ubuntu (14 LTS) I have asked here how I can ...
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Switch from terminal to graphic interface

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 14.10 and it has only a command line. I followed this tutorial to install a graphical interface . Then, after I connect to a VNC xrdp says login failed. I know my password ...
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How do I fix a blank gnome desktop over VNC?

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 on my OpenVS VPS and followed the directions here to get a remote desktop operational. This resulted in the (as I'm learning) predictable grey desktop ...
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Blank screen with pointer after boot high CPU usage

I have latest Ubuntu installed, most the time it's headless server I access using ssh. I've decided to make some use with X using VNC. Trying to set it up I've messed something up. Using combinations ...
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Why is VNC broken in 14.04 Desktop and how do I fix it?

I don't consider myself to be an idiot, but clearly I am. So please help the idiot. I have a brand new clean install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS running on vmware. I wishto access it from a Windows 7 ...
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Team Viewer 9/10 Problems

I have purchased a dedicated server that runs Ubuntu 12.04. I am very taken with remote desktops as I've always felt it's a major want for me when using servers. I'm fairly new to linux, and have ...
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Netdrive installation on Wine generates a /tmp/.X1-lock - VNC error

I try to install Netdrive program on ubuntu using Wine. While program is installing VNC connection breaks and when I try to reconnect appears this message: c6287:1 is taken because of /tmp/.X1-lock ...
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Can You use fail2ban to permanently ban IPs?

I would like to know if fail2ban can be used to permanently ban IP addresses. I recently installed tightvnc server on my PC running Ubuntu server 14.04.1. Often when trying to log in through VNC it ...
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ubuntu 14.10 multiple Simultaneous independent remote (desktop like ) connections

Can anyone please suggest a free server (that works just like terminal server which allows multiple rdp-like independent sessions) that is compatible for ubuntu 14.10? I have tried: Simultaneous ...
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Unable to open terminal via VNC and New network settings blacked out

Sort of stuck with this one and not to sure what could it be. I have just setup a new VPS and still learning Linux. I have a VPS that I am is running xfce4 xfce4-goodies tightvncserver with a SSH ...
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[14.10]Change vino port [closed]

I opend gconf-editor(as seen on another post) but when entering Desktop -> Gnome, it seems nothing related to "remote access" is there. Thanks in advance! :) (couldn't add a picture, sorry.)
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Using Remmina between two Ubuntu 14.04 Systems

I have a laptop and desktop running 14.04. I want to use Remmina to access either system depending on where I am. I want to be able to access them even when the other system is at the login screen. ...
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X11VNC Server shows screen from the past

I have a headless server (Xubuntu 14.04), on which I have set up a X11VNC server. The server is set to autostart at boot (e.g. I can remotely sign my user in at the system password prompt). I am ...
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Easiest/Best way to forward Ubuntu desktop to windows?

I already have PuTTY and Xming working, so I can forward individual apps. But I'd really like to be able to simply forward the entire unity desktop. I've seen advice pointing me at VNC, but while I ...
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How do I use screen sharing in Ubuntu GNOME?

In Ubuntu GNOME, there is a section in the Settings called Sharing. I enabled screen sharing and it gives me an address like vnc://you-computer-here.local. How can I connect to it?
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Install VNC on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop edition

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop edition in my laptop. I need to install vnc on it. I have downloaded VNC for Linux Debian-compatible installer 64-bit. I have no idea about how to install it because I'm ...
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VNC Remote access like a graphical console

I've installed vncserver already. Now, I need access to the desktop by typing a username and password. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu desktop VNC server like Windows Remote Desktop

I've looked and looked and I can't find instructions on how to set up VNC server on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop so that I can remote in just like when I was running Windows. I use my computer at work ...
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cannot connect to vnc after vncserver install and restart

I used the instructions on this site: https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-vnc-server-on-ubuntu-14.04 to install VNC server on my Ubuntu 14.04. It worked fine. I could login using VNC Viewer ...
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Looking for VINO on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I'm very new so excuse me for this question. I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on a machine to play with linux and try to include it in my netword (sounds like a good idea to me). Then I'd like first to ...
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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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Other answers on how to empty trash via command line are not working

Where else can I find files that are showing up in my trash can? Ubuntu 12.04, Headless, VNC, Gnome-fallback. I have a stubborn trash can that I suspect is from deleting files from command that ...
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What else command lines do I need to start GNOME Shell?

I installed GNOME Shell in a headless server running ubuntu 14.04 LTS using steps in http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-gnome-3-12-on-ubuntu-gnome-14-04-trusty-tahr/. I want to start it in a vnc viewer ...
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14.10 VNC keyboard issue

I've set up vnc4server on my ubuntu box (gnome session). (When monitor is connected to that box, I use Unity) When I connected, I figured out that "s" and "d", and arrow keys are doing funny ...
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x11vnc -gone: Cannot lock screen using gnome screensaver

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04LTS Server and installed a 'light weight' gnome desktop using sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install I have also installed x11vnc sudo ...
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Is there any chance to copy&paste non-text data between Windows and gnome desktop?

I use Windows to remotely connect to a ubuntu machine via gnome VNC desktop. We know that we can add a line of autocutsel -fork in the ~/.vnc/xstartup to enable copy&paste text between Windows and ...
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Is /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. supposed not to exist?

I'm trying to connect to Amazon EC2 Ubuntu 14.04 instance through VNC but always fail (only grey background). Some articles say we should have a line in .vnc/xstartup which reads exec sh ...
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CRON @reboot vncserver?

Is there any reason per-user cronjobs running vncserver @reboot wouldn't run? When I reboot the machine and look into /var/log/syslog, I see the jobs being run, then cron saying (CRON) info (No MTA ...
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Full Ubuntu Desktop via VNC client

I'm new to Linux and I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Server). My challenge is that I am trying to create a VNC desktop that will show the full ubuntu desktop but for some or other reason when ...
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How to setup TightVNC reverse remote through SSH Tunnel?

The simple and secure way to setup TightVNC reverse connection through SSH Tunnel between Ubuntu(Viewer) and Windows(Server)?
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Remmina window doesn't fit on my screen

I'm using Remmina 0.9.99.1 to connect to a Windows machine via VNC. However, the Remmina window is way too large for my own screen, particularly in the vertical direction. I tried going to the ...
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Cant connect to vnc server (Red hat) to vnc viewer (lubuntu)

Im googled out and must have read all the posts here. I have a redhat server that has a vncserver running (it is pretty much lock down and the server comes up on boot and works perfectly fine when ...
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Which free remote system such as VNC or similar is known to work on 14.04 cloud

Doing some trial and error :( on a linode. I've tried tightvnc but get a grey screen with the identical setup I used to use with 12.04. I ran with 12.04 and tightvnc successfully for about 2 years. ...
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System Hangs after startup

Few hours ago, i was trying to install tightvnc to my Ubuntu 14.04. I follow the Digital Oceans article for this, But it does not work. Then i go for Chrome Extension, After this whenever i start up ...
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can x11vnc be used on cloud servers without a “real” display

x11vnc is a server for real X displays as described here at a definitive reference site. Does that mean it is exclusively for servers with a physical display? Does that mean that I cannot use it for ...
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How to setup remote desktop?

I have 2 Ubuntu 14.04 machines running the default Ubuntu desktop, I only have a monitor for one so I'm trying to setup remote desktop on the machine without a monitor. How can I setup the non-monitor ...
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Trouble Configuring VNC on AWS Ubuntu amd64 (ami-9eaa1cf6) via Win 8 TightVNC

NOTE: At the bottom of this question I've appended some details I've found that I think are clues as to the underlying problem. I started out with a clean instance of Ubuntu 14.04 AMI and took the ...