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

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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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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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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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Script for initiating ssh connection for port forwarding, and then execute vnc viewer on client's computer

I would like to write a script that gets as an argument a local computer ip (on the network of the ssh server), and forwards port 5900 on the client's computer to that ip:5900 on the server network. ...
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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 ...
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access with vino without ask me permissions

i have ubuntu 12.10. how I can access my computer remotely with vino, without ask me permissions on the server? I need something like LogMeIn, or how i can stop vino asking me for permissions?
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Run single application with vnc

I would like to run an application on a remote ubuntu machine using vnc. Currently I have to ssh into the remote machine and run x11vnc Run vinagre locally Start the application in the vinagre vnc ...
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VNC wont connect to my server [closed]

This is probably the weirdest problem I have encountered yet. I use Ubuntu desktop as a server host to the Virtualbox software. I do not change Ubuntu more than that I install nfs , samba, ddclient ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 VNC Server with Java Client

I'm trying to setup a machine that I can admin remotely using VNC and I'm a tad stuck The particulars: These machines are inaccessible after they've been setup and as I need to set up a lot of ...
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How can I Start X11VNC automatically on my PC?

I have a spare computer that I want to remote desktop control from my Windows 7 PC in my room. I got it to run and I used TightVNC to view and control it. My real issue is getting it to run ...
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Boot without monitor [closed]

I'm building a home media server for storing and streaming photos, video and music to other devices on my home network (and maybe hosting a few personal websites). I've bought the kit, assembled it, ...
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Access ubuntu machine via VNC server

I am trying to access my Ubuntu machine remotely through a VNC service. I have configured the machine and am successfully able to open a VNC session when pointing to my own machine locally. Remotely ...
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Why does TightVNC viewer lag in 12.04? [closed]

After installing UBUNTU 12.04 (TightVNC Viewer version 1.3.9) I noticed that vnc is really slow (latency) even though I have a gigabyte network Ethernet connection. I'm running TightVNC Viewer version ...
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Is the gtkvncviewer broken in Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

When It try to start this Application I get the following output: root@peter-laptop:~# gtkvncviewer Traceback (most recent call last): File "./gtkvncviewer.py", line 426, in instance = ...
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Why can't I get a working session with vnc4server

We have a couple of (identical) Ubuntu 11.10 machines, configured with gnome-classic, which we use as remote servers, and let our clients log into personal user accounts we create for them using ...
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VNC option doesn't appear in Vinagre / Remote Desktop Viewer [closed]

It's strange, but for some reason VNC doesn't show up as an option in Vinagre, and when I look at the installed plugins, VNC isn't checked, and when I click on it, it greys out. I've completely ...
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Ad hoc 'Logmein Rescue' style remote desktopping?

I want to support Windows users by viewing and controlling their desktops remotely in a simple, hassle-free way a la Logmein Rescue. Is this possible? Scenario: Hapless Windows user: "Geoff 9100, ...
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Multi-user remote desktop using vnc4server

I have setup vnc4server on the main PC using this HowTo and I only see this: What is the problem? Does it matter if the client I'm connecting from uses different DE than the main PC?
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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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Remote desktop from Windows to Ubuntu

The only monitor I have is one of those crt huge dinosaurs. I want to access my ubuntu machine from my windows laptop. I have tried a few VNC programs already and I cant get it to work. Any tips? Or ...
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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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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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14.04 VNC xstartup file [closed]

I updated to 14.04 to do some testing, and now VNC is hosed. I installed gnome-classic to see if that helped but it did not. Here is my xstartup: !/bin/sh Uncomment the following two lines for normal ...
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How to access windows 7 remotely from ubuntu?

I can't seem to connect remotely to a friend's windows machine using vinagre. My friend is using realvnc free edition as a server and he operates windows 7. So how can I set it up so that I can ...
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How can I connect to my machine which is connected to internet via dsl?

I've configured my machine with dyndns.com so that I can use the ssh and vnc but the problem is, the machine is connected to internet via dsl,. so it uses a network ip address ex (192.168.1.xxx) ...
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Editing ~/.vnc/xstartup to launch Xfce on VNC server

I have been following this linode tutorial Except that I want to use Xfce instead of Unity. On the last line of the ~/.vnc/xstartup file is says to add: gnome-session & What should I put for ...