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

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How do I restrict a user to a specific thin client?

I am using 10 thin clients on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an xdmcp server. All thin clients display all user names and allow any client login with any user account. Even two or more thin clients login with ...
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vnc server gray out in ubuntu 15 [duplicate]

Currently running Ubuntu 15.10 on azure and Installed vnc4server and gnome group packages but still screen showing gray out. configuration file is define below: $cat .vnc/xstartup unset ...
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X11vnc service is running but client can´t find server

I want to set up a headless server and connect to it from a laptop (Windows). It is running Kubuntu 15.04 and I installed X11vnc by this description: ...
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VNC Desktop Sharing Connects to Inactive User

I have set up my parents with an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box. In order to assist them, because they are parents, I set up VNC / Desktop Sharing (using the Desktop Sharing GUI) with "Allow others to view..." ...
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How to kill TCP/TCP6 of vncserver without ~:1.pid, ~:2.pid files ? and How to uninstall vnc related files clealry?

I have a big problem to set up vncserver to my lab server computer. I am newbie to set up vncserver. To set up vncserver, first, I followed up someone's guide which use vnc4server. It worked, but ...
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vino-server: share third display

I want to share my third monitor (preferably per vnc) with another computer. Is it possible to share just ONE display with vino? Because it defaults to sharing every monitor at once ...
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Started tightvncserver on Ubuntu, but viewer complains about missing .xsession file

I've never used VNC before, although I used X11 about 25 years ago. I'm trying to set up a VNC connection between my Windows laptop and a box I ssh to from an external gateway. From my Win7 laptop, ...
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Cannot remote desktop from Ubuntu 15.04 to 14.04 lts

I am able to ssh into my other PC but I am not able to use Remmina to do RDP or VNC. My other PC has VNC server installed and I turned it on before trying to connect but its not working. Am I typing ...
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vnc server for headless Ubuntu 14.04

So, i've had issues with vnc4server, the s and tab keys are both borked, and want to try something else. I've tried x11vnc, but that requires an actual display connected to the system. Are there any ...
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VNC Desktop on AWS

I've installed ubuntu-desktop and tightvncserver on my Amazon AWS instance, I've configured Putty to forward port5901 and that all seems to work fine, I can connect but instead of seeing the Ubuntu ...
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Run Ubuntu without monitor? Want to remote it with RealVNC

Friends, I am totally new to Ubuntu but I want to use it on an old computer of mine to run Plex Media Server to stream movies to my Chromecast. I have managed to install everything and it was all ...
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How to start Unity desktop on a headless machine?

I am trying to get the Untiy desktop (That I am used to using) running on a Ubuntu box that is now headless. I already have a fake desktop running via the Xorg dummy display driver. When I VNC into ...
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Problems with starting x11vnc on boot

I'm trying to start up x11vnc on boot, without the need to log in, but I ran into quite a few problems and none of the guides helped. First of all, rc.local does not work, as it apparently starts ...
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From WAN, VNC fails to connect through ssh 5900 tunnel if not also proxied locally

On my local network, I can VNC-over-an-ssh-tunnel quite easily. I wish to do the same from abroad. The server is set up to accept WAN-side ssh connections, and this works reliably. The problem is, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I reduce the pixel size on my VNC window?

A little hard to explain this, but I am wondering if I can create a miniature VNC window so that it's less visible to people looking over my shoulder. Ideally, this would retain the same pixel size ...
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VNC Mac to Ubuntu on Trusted Network

I am only interested in getting into my system on my LAN. I've got my firewall set up so that it blocks incoming packets that are not from the LAN. I can SSH into my Ubuntu machine but I can't VNC ...
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Is it possible to connect to login screen on console session via VNC or RDP?

Following the instructions from Use xrdp to connect to desktop session, I've set up xrdp/vino so that if I'm logged on at the console, I can remote in and share the desktop. However, my question is ...
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No monitor 12.04 LTS change Resolution VNC [duplicate]

I have a box, that runs Ubuntu 12.04. I connect it with a VNC client. It always go down to the default resolution because I don't have a monitor connected. Is there any way I can change the resolution ...
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Blank screen when trying to connect to VNC

I've installed on my VPS machine VNC-GNOME to remote access the graphical system so I've my Ubuntu (V 13.10) and I did this steps but I'm getting blank screen every time I'm trying to login This is ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 position of remote cursor (teamviewer, x11vnc) does not change

I am using Xubuntu 13.10 and want to remotely access this machine. Everything works fine except that the mouse courser position doesn't change on the remote system if I move it on the server machine ...
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Chromium Won't Run on Ubuntu 12.04 with Remote Desktop VNC (Works on 10.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit VPS with 512MB of Ram and a 15GB HDD. On separate, fresh/new VPS servers, I've installed LXDE, Lubuntu and Xubuntu using tightvnc - on separate VPS server. On all ...
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SSH: Permission denied, please try again. While tryng to connect to remote 12.04 server

I'm having quite the head ache because of this. The day before yesterday I rented a VPS at atlantic. They provided me with vnc and root's ssh credentials. I could only login through a VNC viewer ...
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I'd like to use VNC, with the xmonad window manager, at an arbitrary resolution

In order to use an arbitrary resolution (the resolution of the client) I've found that I need to create a new display session (correct term?). If I use display 0, I can't start a VNC server at any ...
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Gnome-shell VNC remote desktop connection, ugly blue colors

When I connect to my remote gnome desktop, using remmina, during session when screen refreshes, is has ugly blue colors. You can see this behaviour in this video: http://youtu.be/uK9M532psAk Is it ...
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Set default Desktop resolution when no monitor

Background : I am using a Ubuntu 12.04 with X11VNC server. Normally I do not connect the monitor to this computer. So it has some resolution issue. After few days of research I found this answer and ...
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x11vnc server - creating multiple zombie processes - how do I stop it?

Recently started using x11vnc server on Ubuntu (10.04) for remote access over internet from win$ PC using SSL/SSH vnc viewer. Thought I had it config'd ok then noticed many zombie processes for ...
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Ubuntu/VNC: Too many “Too many security failures”

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 server(s). I use vncserver on them. Connection works for some time after launching the server. However, if I connect after few hours or about a day later, I get "Too many ...
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cost free vnc and remote offsite monitoring

I'm looking to remotely use and fix my girlfriends computer 300 miles away and after that manage and watch it. She has over 10,000 updates and does not know how to use her computer. Can some one ...
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Does Ubuntu 13.04 have a desktop environment built-in?

I have a VPS on which I'm planning to install Ubuntu 13.04 .. I plan to use VNC to access this VPS. Currently I use 11.04, which is very much outdated now. When I installed 11.04, I had to follow a ...
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What is vnc4server configuration file for Ubuntu 13.04?

I need vnc4server configuration file (xstartup) for Ubuntu 13.04 for both Gnome 3.8 and Unity, so it fixes the grey screen problem.
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VNC drops connection to Ubuntu

When connecting to my server using TightVNC viewer the connection fails after a short time. Usually i get the message "Connection has been gracefully closed", but sometimes the error is some socket ...
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Connecting through Remmina to X11VNC Server

This puzzles me: I'm trying to connect through Remmina Remote Desktop Client to a X11vnc is a remote desktop server. Both computers are running Linux, are online through a standard home DSL ...