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

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Auto run GUI application on startup

I've set up an Ubuntu chroot on my NAS (a Synology DS214play) to run JDownloader 2. I've installed vnc4server and set it up to run on NAS startup and it works smoothly. I've installed LXDE which ...
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Remote desktop/remote display viewer for Ubuntu Touch devices?

I was wondering, is there a tool that I could run on Ubuntu Desktop, and be connected to an Ubuntu Touch device through a remote desktop (or remote display) application, such that mouse clicks are ...
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VNC connect to background user

Is it somehow possible to allow local VNC connection to background user to other people while I'm myself working as the main user?
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gnome-session-Unity logs - VNC connection messages

I recently realized that my 'Desktop Sharing' was turned on and as a result there were numerous Brute Force attacks on my system. Going through the gnome-session-Unity logs I have searched to see if ...
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I failed to connect to my PC using VNC

I had installed vnc4server and opened port 5901, then typed vnc4server, but when I loged into the desktop, it was all blank.
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HDMI screen gives “no signal” but VNC screen shows window manager correctly

My Ubuntu 12.04 kernel is running perfectly fine and even the desktop shows in all its glory when I connect via a VNC client from my Mac. It even recognizes my HDMI monitor that is physically plugged ...
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x11vnc auto-start not working after Upgrading to 16.04

x11vnc was working fine in 15.10, but after upgrading it doesn't work on startup Trying to manually run from terminal: $ /usr/bin/x11vnc -auth /var/run/sddm/:0 -forever -loop -noxdamage -repeat ...
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x11vnc: Ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop not responding to clicks

I successfully installed x11vnc on Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I am able to access the shared screen but there is no mouse or keyboard interaction. I created an upstart script to load x11vnc on startup ...
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X11VNC Systemd Service

I'm experiencing an issue with /etc/systemd/service/x11vnc.service: [Unit] Description=Start x11vnc at startup. Requires=gdm.service After=gdm.service [Service] Type=simple ...
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How to VNC into current session, instead of creating a new one (from mac)?

I have setup my ubuntu machine to allow remote connections using the default "Desktop Sharing Preferences" panel, and then I used Mac's VNC viewer Share Screens to connect to it, and it works. ...
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How to run 2 instances of VNC with a desktop

I want to run 2 instances of VNC server with different desktop, the instance 5901 works with the desktop but not the 5902, I use gnome-core and vnc4server
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KDE + VNC under Amazon EC2?

Starting with a 14.04LTS AMI, what are the magic incantations to get a remote desktop, preferably KDE? I tried the obvious: apt-get install kubuntu-desktop apt-get install tightvncserver ...
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No console login prompt in Xenial VM on KVM host

I just installed a fresh VM using Xenial beta mini.iso installation like I do for any Ubuntu based VM on my KVM based virtualisation host, but this VM doesn't show console login prompt on (KVM) VNC ...
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How can I restore the files that has not been deleted in Trash?

I use vnc viewer to connect the Ubuntu machine. I accidentally deleted a directory that has located in the Trash. But I cannot restore it from the window, because the option is locked. When I ...
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More Wine Programs crash VNC

I have a problem when I run a program with Wine on ubuntu 14.04 more than one time. I run it for 4 time or more, and when I try to run again VNC crash. I have to host that files. Look at my log. ...
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VNCviewer on ethernet cable

I have a Raspberry PI which starts a VNCserver on boot (with tightvnc). I want to remote access the PI via an ethernet cable. It works on windows with tightVNCviewer, but on Ubuntu 15 when i run the ...
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Issues using x11vnc when xfce's lock screen is active

I am on xubuntu 14.04.04, and have successfully managed to get a VNC server up and running with SSH tunneling and such. However, I'm experiencing an issue with the VNC server, x11vnc 0.9.13. ...
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Mimic Windows's Remote Desktop dual display on Xubuntu

I have a computer which was running Windows 7 Ultimate. I used this computer over a remote desktop connection. The setup was the following: the computer which had the remote desktop connection enabled ...
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Greyed out xfce4 screen - Please help?

I have Linux box with Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS I have installed tightvnc, xfce4 and xfce4-goodies When I connect remotely through VPN I get a grey screen, no buttons, no way to set up files, etc This ...
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Is there any VNC server that is compatible with the Cinnamon desktop environment?

I have just installed Ubuntu server on an old machine and decided to put Cinnamon on it just to have a minimalist UI, just in case I need one. However, I can't seem to find a VNC server which is ...
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Ubuntu -> Mac via VNC - Messed-up Rendering

I am connecting from Ubuntu 15.10 to Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) running Vine Server (4.01) and despite spending hours trying to tweak settings the display is completely messed-up: I have tried ...
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How to securely ssh into a machine at home over the internet

I will be travelling shortly, and I have a machine that run runs a bunch of cron jobs etc. I need to log in remotely to check the results of the jobs run and to do some work on the machine. Here are ...
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Keep having problems with VNC server on my Ubuntu installation

I got a VM setup with Ubuntu, for which I don't have direct control, and that presents problem with the VNC server. The latter keep crashing at regular interval, always locking the display, forcing me ...
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KWin crashes when connected on VNC

Whenever I connect to my KDE 5 desktop served by TightVNC on Kubuntu 15.10, KWin (in the viewer) crashes and I am left with a grey desktop unable to do anything. KWin crashes only on VNC. The ...
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Start KDE 5 through VNC

I am trying to setup TightVNC so that I can access my KDE Plasma 5 desktop remotely. Problem is, I don't know what to put in the ~/.vnc/xstartup file to start KDE.
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keyboard not accepting input after opening Chrome or Chromium in VNC session in Ubuntu 15

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and 15.04 on a couple of servers that I admin and access using VNC sessions most of the time. When I open Chrome or Chromium in these machines, the system asks me to unlock ...
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use android tablet as ONLY display on otherwise headless server

I am new to Ubuntu and Servers in general. I have a Lubuntu server I would like to be primarily headless, but would like to use my android tablet to remote into it when necessary instead of having to ...
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Cannot connect to 14.04 through OSX

I'm sure I'll need to provide additional information, so please let me know, and I will be sure to add it. I'm having issues getting my 14.04 Lubuntu machine to accept AFP connection through my Mac. ...
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using VNC with SSH securely

While I know there is a plethora of available information on how to set up VNC for remote desktop viewing, some of which outlines the importance of using SSH to ensure security, I want to know dome ...
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Does xdotool has a problem on VNC server?

I am using a bash script to automatically download some files from a site, using xdotool. To maximize my effort I use, at the same time, both my physical X (GUI environment I can see in the monitor ...
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xfce4 screen saver causing high CPU usage on VNC

Running Ubuntu 14.04 and vnc4server with xfce4. I am currently having an issue where the screensaver causes a high CPU load with VNC. I have 6 desktops running with VNC and each VNC desktop instance ...
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VNC cursor flickers badly when approaching top menbar

Pursuant to this question (same context) : http://bit.ly/1Qrrt5g Mint box has two monitors. IDK if this is a client or server issue. If it's a server issue, it may be off topic. If it's a client ...
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Why can coworkers can see what I'm doing when I VNC in and how to fix this?

My cube mate tells me that when I VPN in and use VNC, he can see what I'm doing. From a security perspective, this does not seem appropriate. How can I address this? Platform is Linux Mint + Cinnamon ...
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chromium-browser in vnc window: how to go to a different url without being logged out

I want to do some scripted screengrabbing from my site, and to do this i'm running a headless chromium-browser on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. At the moment, as a proof of concept, i'm watching it via a ...
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x11vnc with a headless home server

I am attempting to set up my first home server. I've got a box running Ubuntu 14.04 and I've been working on getting VNC set up. I'm almost there; I've got the x11vnc set up to run on boot and I can ...
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Remotely control Ubuntu machine over the internet [duplicate]

What options are out there so that I can remotely control an Ubuntu computer at home, from anywhere, over the internet? Basically the same as what you'd do using VNC to control an Ubuntu desktop on a ...
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Can't access via Remmina VNC after reboot

In my Ubuntu 14.04, I configure Desktop Sharing for grant remote access so I can connect to it using Remmina. It works perfectly. But it has a problem. If I reboot the PC, I can't access via Remmina ...
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desktop sharing wont enable - ubuntu 15.10

i am attempting to utilise the integrated "desktop sharing" on my ubuntu 15.10 system. the problem occurs when i try and enable the desktop sharing check-box. it simply wont move over. if i attempt ...
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Apps on VNC and Local display: How to show running applications in all x sessions? (Xubuntu 14.04 x64)

Ok, I usually don't ask questions, because by lurking around here for a couple hours I can find what I am looking for. This one has me stumped though, and I'm not entirely sure that what I want is ...
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Cannot connect to x11vnc server before login

I have installed x11vnc on ubuntu 15.10. Based on: Remmina cannot perform VNC remote desktop session before user logs in I have created a new file: /etc/init/x11vnc.conf on MYSERVER containing: ...
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Authorization problems after VNC uninstalling on Xubuntu 12.04

I had setup vnc through vncserver script http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/hardy/man1/vnc4server.1.html .This script were launched under the root. After that i decide to use xrdp instead vnc and ...
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RealVNC v5.3.0 not connecting when accessing Ubuntu 15.10 from a window PC

I'm new to using Ubuntu. I've refurbished an old PC with Ubuntu 15.10 as a personal project. I wanted to use RealVNC so I can remote over to my Ubuntu server. I've downloaded the package from the ...
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How to unlock remote screen via vnc?

On Lubuntu I installed Vino as vnc server. I connect to it from Linux Mint in the same LAN using Remmina. It works fine. When the screen is locked on the remote computer, which it does after been ...
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15.10 VNC / Team Viewer control issues

I'm running 15.10 fully patched and updated. I have a Teamviewer business license and I'm trying to connect from both a PC and Mac to my Ubuntu machine. The screen comes up but I am unable to see ...
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x11vnc Frozen when I log out of current user

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running x11vnc for remote administration. I have a Public User account and and Administrator account. The Public User account is used for public access in a ...
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Regularly changing screen resoution - potential problems

I frequently connect to my home computer using VNC. I connect from computers with different monitor resolutions. I like to run my VNC client in full-screen mode, so as a result I'm frequently changing ...
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Server, Remote Login, SSH?

Two Things. I'm trying to setup multiple server applications on Ubuntu With Terminal using SSH. I need to be able to use some form of login to the applications VNC, (having trouble with) SSH GREAT, ...
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Remmina VNC doesn't connect to remote machine

I need to connect to a workstation from a personal machine but don't have any luck with it. The workstation is also Ubuntu 14.04. My personal machine: Remmina 0.9.99.1, Ubuntu 14.04. The window I ...
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During VNC/SSH, push VGA output from host machine

[Very short version: Is it possible to "push" video from the VGA port of a host machine while accessing said machine via VNC or SSH?] I have been experimenting with an old ThinkPad T60 laptop as a ...
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How to start VPN on Ubuntu server that is remotely controlled by VNC-viewer?

How to start VPN on Ubuntu server (in order to change server IP address) that is remotely controlled by VNC-viewer? I use Expressvpn and this guide: ...