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

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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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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 things,...
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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 /etc/X11/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can'...
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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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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 default-...
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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 and Lubuntu

I'm trying to install a VNC server on a Lubuntu 14.04 install, but nothing works. I have tried the official documentation, as well as some other pages. I googled around and read some Stack Exchange's ...
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Not all windows frames displayed in fvms' windows in vnc4server in Ubuntu

I have installed vnc4server on my Ubuntu server, to have it no screen 7 with GUI, but being able to run some windowed applications. Also I installed fvwm. Currently I have some windows displayed "...
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ubuntu server performance very slow while connecting with vnc viewer

We have IBM X31000 server and using Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 os. the server performance going very slow while connecting with VNC viewer or other remote desktop application. Please help us how to resolve ...
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XRDP first login fails

I have configured Ubuntu 14.04 with XRDP as per steps mentioned in http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=4168 with XFCE Desktop. It's working perfectly (including session resumption) except for a problem during ...
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VNC plugin not working in Remmina

Remmina 0.9.99.1, Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Remmina from the repository. Also installed both the RDP and the VNC plugins from the repository. I have verified that remmina-plugin-vnc.so is in /usr/lib/...
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Unity doesn't work on VNC server under 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I find the Unity destkop in vnc4server never works as it did under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here is my ~/.vnc/xstartup for vnc4server: #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources ...
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What is the default VNC server included?

By default, there is an application installed in Ubuntu that allows for remote desktop connections over VNC. The application shows up with the name Desktop Sharing in the Unity dock. What is the ...
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How to configure a password for LightDM VNC connection

I have ubuntu 14.04, and am using lightdm. I want to login to the machine from another (windows) computer using VNC. By using the following /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf I get a VNC server, but when I try ...
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View ubuntu local desktop remotely

I'm just wondering we have linux ubuntu installed on one of our pc in the office and we use tightvnc to view it and I'm working remotely. How come the desktop I view from the tightvnc is different ...
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vnc - black and white hatching

I'm trying to use tightvnc viewer on my windows machine to login to my ubuntu pc. I'm running vncserver on ubuntu. I can login ok but all I see is black and white hatching. Any ideas?
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Can't connect to computer via VNC running x11vnc

I've got a desktop computer and a laptop, both running Ubuntu 14.04. The desktop has x11vnc installed on it and my laptop has Remmina. My desktop also has SSH running on it. I want to use Remmina to ...
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How do I use multiple laptops as external display over network?

I have a relatively powerful computer (8gb ram, 64bit, quad core) and I can easily drive three monitors, my tv over hdmi, my 17 inch hd internal laptop display, and an external hd display. I have (...
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Is is possible to have one computer rendering screen and providing CPU-RAM for 2 or 3 other computers that act as client, rendering the output?

I have several computers with 2 and 4 GB RAM, not upgradeable anymore, with decent 1080p monitors that in terms of CPU are starting to show their age. My job is basically office desktop usage. I do ...
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SSH onto new Ubuntu 14.04 server

This is my first server I have set up and I used ubuntu 14.04 to run it. I opted not to use the server install because the regular ubuntu was easier to setup. Now I wanted to make the server ...
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novnc error unrecognized service on ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to do the setup for openstack. I installed novnc but when i try the command "service novnc restart" i get the error "novnc : unrecognized service". What should I do ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Sharing (VNC) encryptiom / auth problem

I know this has been discussed, but I can not find a permanent fix. I enabled desktop sharing, unchecked "manually approve every access", set a password, and I'm trying from the local network, or via ...
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Black screen when accessing Ubuntu remote host via VNC and vino-server

I have a headless server and I am trying to setup a VNC connection in order to access it with a GUI. Now I have only root access via ssh. I have followed most of the instructions given here Enable ...
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Gnome problem with 14.04

I got an install of 14.04 Server on my VPS. I then installed the GUI with: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop, then installed VNC with vnc4server. Now I have this really, bugged gray screen instead ...
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What is X11rdp?

I have been using xrdp for sometime now (along with vnc4server) and I think I understand high-level overview of its working as described here. xrdp allows to communicate with RDP protocol and uses ...
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Getting lock screen using VNC

Using xubuntu 14.04, connecting to the headless machine through VNC. xvnc4 is auto-started and it's all fine. But when connecting with the VNC password I would like to get the login screen, or at ...
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What do I need for remotely accessing my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop?

I am at a loss as to how to set up my machine for remote connection. Do I need to install a VNC server (which one?) or is Vino (installed by default) enough? I opened Desktop Sharing Preferences ...