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

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How do I set VNC Server so that on system reboot it is auto started?

I was trying to make a VNC server in my Ubuntu 11.04, which can allow me to login even system reboots. Therefore, I have tried as following, but from vncviewer I can't connect. Server listening ...
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How can I troubleshoot a failed local network VNC connection?

On Machine A, I start Remmina (0.9.3) and create a VNC Incoming Connection profile. I picked port 5900, with a username and password. No changes under advanced or SSH. I start the profile and it says ...
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How to set up vnc server?

I want to set up a vncserver on my machine. I need each remote user to start separate session - so they see the login screen after connecting, log in, and so on - without interrupting another users. ...
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How do I start the GUI (Window Manager?) over VNC?

I have a netbook and a server, to both of which I installed the identical Ubuntu 10.04 LTS distribution. On the server, I had the foresight to install and enable the SSH server before disconnecting ...
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Remote desktop from ubuntu to windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote Desktop similar to Teamviewer? I want alternate to Dameware which will be free. As i want to give remote support from Linux desktop to windows desktop. Avoiding ...
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Single Click VNC with Windows

I’m trying to help someone on a Windows machine. The irony is that I now need help myself to connect the 2 computers. I open my Remote Desktop Viewer, put it in listening mode by selecting ’Reverse ...
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Can you set the defaul remote desktop app to let your computer be viewed off your network?

The remote desktop app when enabled doesn't work with computers outside your network. Can you set it to let you do such? If so how? Is there a separate app that will let me do such a thing? ...
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Starting unity with vnc4server on a Linode VPS

I've managed to install vnc4server as well as VNC into it (and change the annoying issue where pressing D would minimize all windows) however when I type unity into the terminal it gives me: # unity ...
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Headless machine: Increase Remote Desktop resolution

I have a headless Ubuntu machine that I connect to with a combination of ssh and vnc. When I've got a monitor attached (which is rare), the vnc connection is the full resolution of the attached ...
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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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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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When machine is headless, user is no longer privileged

The core issue is: ANY gnome session not sitting ontop of a real physical/native display --or shadowing that display (ie. NXserver's shadow mode)-- has faulty privileges. Even when run as root! Any ...
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How to deny VNC access to a particular IP?

I just want to deny VNC access to particular IP addresses. Is it possible? If yes how to acheive this task?
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No Bash completion in VNC connections? [closed]

bash completion is not working with a vnc connection. I works if I login with ssh, but not with xterm/bash in a vnc connection. I tried with different display managers and with different machines, no ...
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How to copy/paste text from remote system?

I used to access a remote system via VNC viewer, but when I copy some text from the remote system and paste it in my text editor(local system), nothing happens. Do I need to install any additional ...
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Firefox 4 crashing in VNC [closed]

On my desktop PC I've been using Kubuntu 10.04 for about a year. Recently I've updated Firefox to version 4 using aptitude and the mozilla-team/firefox-stable repository. Since then, I can't run it ...
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How do I turn off effects so VNC can paint properly?

On ubuntu 10 the VNC would not repaint unless you disabled the effects. By right clicking on the background and going to the effects tab then selecting "no effects" out of the three options of "no ...
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How to hide VNC notification?

When ever I access a windows machine through VNC from ubuntu the icon changes and notifies the user that someone is logged into the system. Is it possible to hide that notification?
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How to set a VNC password?

Can anyone say me how to set a VNC password in Ubuntu? Such that if anyone access my machine through VNC it should prompt for a password.
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How to restrict users on accessing my machine through ssh and VNC?

I dont want other users to access my machine through ssh and VNC.How to restrict this?As a admin i want to view and access all other system through ssh and VNC. Also only for my system ssh access ...
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How to access an ubuntu machine via VNC from the login screen?

I want to access an Ubuntu machine remotely via VNC. But I can access the Ubuntu machine only if the user is logged in. I want to access the ubuntu machine via VNC from the login screen itself. We can ...
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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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Installing a minimal GUI + VNC

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 Server on my VPS and would like to install a minimal GUI onto this and allow VNC access to. Please could someone outline the steps required to set this up so ...
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Connect Remote Desktop Viewer to Mac on same local network with Screen Sharing enabled

I have a Mac laptop (10.6) with screen sharing enabled. I would like to connect to it from my Ubuntu desktop running 10.04. I have Remote Desktop Viewer installed. The laptop doesn't show up in the ...
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How can I recover from a frozen app when connecting over VNC

I have a htpc running 10.10. It has no keyboard or mouse attached, so I connect over vnc for administration and manual tasks. This usually works fine but every so often an app running in fullscreen ...
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VNC client not working — Not able to see the changes happening on the other side

Here is the Problem: I have two computers connected in the same LAN. I am trying to access one computer from another using Remote Desktop Viewer, I am able to see the remote desktop. But when i ...
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Running software in another X session

I am testing the Firefox nightly builds. On occation, the nightly builds crashes X. Is it possible to start a separate X session to run the crashing program in? Does vncserver run its own X session? ...
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From Ubuntu, “Back to my Mac”

I have a Mac at home, and run Ubuntu at work. I'd like to be able to connect to my Mac in a similar way to how I had when I worked on a Mac. I have MobileMe so I used Back to My Mac (Apple's version ...
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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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remote desktop through xtightvncviewer share clipboard

I am using xtightvncviewer on a ubuntu machine to connect to the remote desktop of another Ubuntu machine. How can I configure this to share the clipboard, so that I can copy and paste from one ...
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Poor performance of VNC client with compiz enabled on remote machine

I am running a ubuntu 10.10 machine which is controlled remotely via the vinagre client installed on another machine running the same OS. The problem is that there is a significant delay in pointer ...
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How do I start the VNC server?

How can start the VNC server to make my desktop accessible?
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Enable Autologin for Xvnc/XDMCP? [closed]

Version: Ubuntu 9.10 How I do to enable automatic login in Xvnc/XDMCP? Im in the process of setting up a Xvnc kiosk, which will be a terminal server hosting multiple kiosk machines under separate ...
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VNC doesn't work with compiz

currently vnc (with nvidia gfx cards) dont work with compiz.. will you be fixing this before 11.04 is released so that people can use vnc with the default desktop?
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What's the best way to secure a Teamviewer/X11/VNC connection?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I use Teamviewer on my Windows machines and love it, even more so that there is an Ubuntu version. As most will know it can't start on computer startup ...
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How can I change the default port of Remote Desktop (VNC)?

Let's say I went to: System > Preferences > Remote Desktop And enable Remote Desktop. Now let's say I have another machine on the network that is also running a VNC server. I want to VNC ...
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Autostart of the xserver at boot up when the monitor is unplugged

I was running Xubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron". I configure the vnc by adding vino-server to the autostarted app. I accessing the display only via VNC, so I removed the monitor and ir worked fine. When ...
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VNC Setup over SSH

can someone provide a step by step for vnc setup on ubuntu 10.10 desktop. I have ssh access to it at the moment with root user. I tried installing vnc4server package, then after that did a vncpasswd ...
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Remote Desktop doesn't work after upgrade?

After upgrade Ubundu 10.04 to 10.10, remote desktop doesn't work anymore. I've checked the settings (vino-preferences) and everything is Ok, but I still can't access remotely to the machine! Any ...
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Enable remote VNC from the commandline?

I have one computer running Ubuntu 10.04, and is running Vino, the default VNC server. I have a second Windows box which is running a VNC client, but does not have any X11 capabilities. I am ssh'd ...
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Best VNC client for remote desktop assistance?

Poll on best VNC / remote desktop software for assisting others on Windows/Mac machines from Ubuntu? I've heard good things about TeamViewer and Fog Creek Copilot, but I'm wondering if the included ...
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What free Remote Desktop (server) solutions are there?

I know Ubuntu comes with a "Remote Desktop" option that appears to be a straightforward VNC server, and I'm trying to understand the alternatives. Here are the possibilities I've heard about so far: ...
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Why does gnome-session crash my TightVNC session and how can I fix it? [closed]

I'm running ubuntu 9.10 x64, with the stock tightvncserver (1.3.9). When I start tightvncserver, I can connect with the windows tightvnc client and get the empty desktop with a single terminal. When ...
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VNC remote doesn't work with Ubuntu?

I was wondering if anyone has a workaround for VNC remote not working with Ubuntu running compiz. From what I can tell it works if I disable compiz effects, but who's not a fan of eye candy? Anyway, ...
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How to set up a headless server?

I have a ubuntu development server at work. It is an old rack server that is located somewhere in the company's dungeon, where nobody ever goes. The only way it can work is as a so-called headless ...