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

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Recent kernel upgrades broke ability to install VNC/network-related software?

I recently ran some upgrades and noticed that a kernel upgrade was being held back, which I figured was because I had VirtualBox installed with the guest additions (which changes a few things in the ...
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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 ...
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How to restart remote X server on ubuntu 12.04 over vnc (vino)?

I'm using Ubuntu machine remotely over vnc (vino). Sometimes x server stop responding anymore (screen is not updating), so only manual restart ("sudo service lightdm restart" over tty when I do have a ...
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Make libvirt/qemu VNC take an interface name instead of a fixed IP address

I rely on VNC to communicate to my VMs from an external system, so in the XML description file I have something like this: <graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes' listen='10.1.1.199' ...
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Open Java program from SSH into VNC display

If I have an Ubuntu 12.04 system that has LXDE and TightVNCserver installed and run a session on port :1 (not tunneled through SSH) and an active SSH connection, then how can I use SSH to start a ...
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How to set up tightvnc to use unity

I'm trying to set up tightvnc on my computer to let me use a second monitor that I can't connect directly to the computer. However, I can't get the tightvnc desktop to use unity, it either comes up ...
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Ubuntu: encrypted remote desktop server?

I need an encrypted remote desktop server for my ubuntu computer. Can someone tell me which package or programm should I install? But the connection must be encrypted! Thank you very much. Kind ...
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What's the difference between RealVNC and x11vnc?

Specifically, what is easier (I assume RealVNC), safer, and faster? And any other general differences I should know about?
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Xubuntu 14.04 vnc not showing password lock screen

It's actually two problems which I think somehow connects to each other. I am using Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. After the screen is locked and gets to a black screen, the keyboard mouse is dead and I can't ...
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Vino claims it's running when it's not

I'm trying to start vino on an Ubuntu 14.04 box from the command line, but vino claims it's already running: $ ps auxww | grep vino myusername 17566 0.0 0.0 15940 920 pts/42 S+ 19:04 0:00 ...
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14.10 Unity VNC to Android

I'm trying to get a vnc session running so that I can show chrome on my android device. I've got two monitors connected to my machine, on one I'm programming, on the other I'm showing the website ...
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x11vnc server creates multiple screens

So this picture is showing the problem with scaling turned on. I'm only connecting to 5900 (display 0) and there's just one user. http://imgur.com/8KuHzLa It's super slow so why does it do it and ...
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x11vnc is very slow when using -clientdpms

When using x11vnc by running: x11vnc -rfbauth ~/.vnc/passwd -clientdpms -display :0 -localhost -forever Everything works fine, but when I'm connected you can see on the physical workstation what am ...
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Remote desktop or VNC into Kubuntu 14.10 from windows

I've had another post on here dealing with beta version/realvnc, I've since started over and am using Kubuntu 14.10 with KDE plasma (the gold release). At this point I'm looking for any solution to ...
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Disable Control+Alt+End

Background In xfce4, pressing Ctrl+Alt+End hotkey cycles to the next workspace. The settings for this can be displayed from the command line using: xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | ...
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Openbox VNC on startup

I'm trying to get a openbox based VNC to run on start up, I have added the following to rc.local Xvfb :1 -extension GLX -screen 0 800x600x16& DISPLAY=:1 /usr/bin/openbox-session& ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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How to Allow Multiple simultaneous VNC sessions?

I've created an Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine on Amazon Web Services. This will serve as a development platform for PostgreSQL, Python and Django. As such, the idea is to have it setup with a bit ...
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Why can't I start a VNC session using the randr flag?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and can successfully run vncserver (which ultimately links to /usr/bin/vnc4server) and connect with my client, and I can also add the -geometry flag ...
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Enable graphics in headless server using VNC

How do I enable graphics acceleration support in Ubuntu Server 14.04? I am using VNC with simple Xfce window manager, and would like to run OpenGL enabled applications inside of it. The server has ...
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How to create correct upstart script for vnc4server which can stop it?

vnc4server is a script to both run and stop VNC server. It itself exits when work done, leaving server working in background. If I set service with the following config start on (local-filesystems ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - on the fly change operating system language while remotely support required

In Windows 8.1, OSX 10.9.4 and all other OS we cant do on the fly change operating system languages. We have purchased hardware from Japan, China, India etc etc for Europe, where organisation only ...
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I purged TZData and now Lubuntu won't boot! Help!

Ok, so in hind sight purging a package that was marked as a critical package was probably a terrible idea, but I was only following the instructions of people from this thread. I couldn't get ...
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How to connect to a local forwarded port from a third machine.

If I ssh connect into a server for VNC, for example, ssh root@IP -L6500:localhost:5901 I can connect to VNC just fine on that machine (locahost:6500). But if I have a phone on the local network, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Windows VNC Program

A while back I updated Ubuntu to version 14.04. Before this, I could connect to the machine through TightVNC from my Windows 8.1 laptop. However after the upgrade things didn't run smoothly. It is ...
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VNC Server Questions and Advice

I'm looking at which VNC server (and possible viewer) would be best for my needs. I've ruled out vino and x11server but there is also TightVNC, TigerVNC, TurboVNC, Xvnc and vnc4server to just name a ...