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

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VNC to cloud server?

Is it possible to use VNC to access a server running Ubuntu? I set everything up and ran VNC from my Android phone using my servers IP. To my surprise I ended up with an image of my own desktop which ...
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SSH tunneling with relay and dynamic IPs

I am trying to achieve a vnc connection through ssh tunnel from a computer on a private network, and to another one on another private network, using a public server as relay. It can be graphically ...
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vncserver - software acceleration check failed

tl;dr - VNC Server log has error "software acceleration check failed" I just installed vncserver on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) Here's my xstartup config file #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two ...
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Desktop remote control unable to access my account

I'm trying to access via remote desktop (with VNC since RDP doesn't work...) to my work account. On my work computer there are 4 accounts and every time I try to login, it logs me in to an account ...
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Alternative for NX server?

In past I used to use NX server and client to remotely connect multiple users to one Linux machine. It was a nice gimmick as even though it was the same machine every user had his own desktop ...
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Ubuntu to Windows remote desktop problem

I just got a desktop PC recently, and installed Ubuntu. Problem is the desktop had to be put in the basement, and I have satellite internet so I have to watch my data usage. I have a laptop upstairs ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Remmina connect to Mac with different display resolution

I'm trying to connect via VNC Remote Desktop using Remmina from my Desktop Ubuntu 16.04 (1920x1080) to a MacBookPro Retina (1440x900). The connection seems to work but I cannot scale and Mac's Desktop ...
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Xrdp login failed

I Am trying to login to Ubuntu machine from windows using RDP. Installed xrdp and tight vnc but while connecting am getting following error xrdp_mm_process_login_response:login failed Steps ...
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Is there a way to whitlist ip's and block everything else

So i'm running ubuntu on my vps. But the problem is that i have kids trying to figure out the password of the FTP connection and the VNC connection. (with succes). Now i want to ask is there a way to ...
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No internet Ubuntu 13.4 on Android

I fail to set up my Virtual Network Computing for Ubuntu running on android device. I have command line but I have no internet access despite wireless interface is connected. apt-get update ...
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VNC on inactive X display

My girlfriend's computer recently broke, and so I decided to add a user profile for her on my machine. The idea was that I could log into my GUI session, switch to her user account and still be able ...
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VNC Server Missing and UFW disabled and iptables empty after update?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 computer in the other room that I remote into using Remmina Remote Desktop Client and VNC on another Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. It worked about 1 month ago. Now Remmina hangs at ...
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Vnc Ubuntu 14.04 destop don't show menus icon

Just like the picture shows above, no application icon showed in the taskbar, my /home/sdfsd/.vnc/xstartup file are like this: #!/bin/sh export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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How to generically scale an X11 app?

I've got a high dpi laptop screen and many apps are painfully hard to read. The display runs at 3200x1800. Some apps support scaling such as chrome, but some do not (such as rdesktop). In trying to ...
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Connecting to Ubuntu server on AWS EC2 - grey screen for desktop

I have fired up on AWS EC2 a Ubuntu instance. Result of lsb_release -a is: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: ...
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GUI not working properly on VNC connection

I am trying to set up an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop to allow multiple simultaneous VNC users at once and followed this tutorial: ubuntu 14.10 multiple Simultaneous independent remote (desktop like ) ...
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Ubuntu server 16.04 VNC only showing terminal and a file explorer window

I recently installed Ubuntu server 16.04 and tried to get vnc running with gnome-core running as the user environment. Initially after installation I only got the classic gray screen when logging into ...
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How to stop x11vnc from shutting down when I log out?

At boot I have sudo x11vnc -xkb -noxrecord -forever -noxfixes -noxdamage -display :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -usepw run via init.d It works and shows me the login prompt when I use a VNC ...
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x11vnc configuration with SSH

I have followed after those steps of setting up the x11vnc, Run the following to install: sudo apt-get install x11vnc sudo x11vnc -storepasswd **yourVNCpasswordHERE** /etc/x11vnc.pass sudo nano ...
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x11vnc and lightdm on headless 16.04

I need to access a remote xenial machine with x11vnc sudo apt-get install lightdm x11vnc installed the necessary parts. Then, I created a password with sudo x11vnc -storepasswd yourVNCpasswordHERE ...
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How to make x11vnc run on multiple clients independently?

I have installed x11vnc on my ubuntu machine. Below is its x11vnc.conf script : start on login-session-start script /usr/bin/x11vnc -shared -xkb -forever -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -display :0 ...
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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 ...