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

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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 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 diagnose a vnc-crashing problem?

Tightvnc server keeps crashing on my dedicated Ubuntu server. The Ubuntu Unity main desktop is unaffected, but the tightvnc server crashes and takes down any program that was running in its (xfce) ...
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How To Start VNC Session With Gnome Desktop?

I'm trying to start a VNC session with the Gnome Desktop as follows: Server Side Configure .vnc/xstartup file to: #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: # unset ...
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How do I disable the local screen in Vino VNC?

As the title says, when I remote into my machine through VNC, how do I disable the local screen? I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04
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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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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different screen,...
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How to setup ~/.vnc/xstartup/ with Unity as Desktop, in Ubuntu 14.10?

I used to setup my xstartup like this in Ubuntu 12.04 as below and it worked fine. #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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Start vino vnc server from ssh client

First of all: I googled all day and tried several suggestions on different forums with no luck The problem: I am not able to start a vnc server on a remote machine through ssh Additional information: ...
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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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VNC from samsung chromebook to ipad?

I have a Samsung Chromebook series 3 with an ARM processor, I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and am trying to use VNC for the 1st time to display to my iPad. I'm a noob with Ubuntu. On PC I've used ...
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x11vnc and screen help

hello all i am asking once again for a little help. here is my question i am trying to run a x11vnc the thing is i want it to be launched with a service command but not at startup and as well i want ...
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Multiple users over VNC - lightdm

I'm a student and I have access to a pretty powerful machine in the University lab. I've been trying to allow my roommates to remotely login to my machine on an account that I've created so that they ...
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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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Xhost: Unable to open display (setting up Vino on VPS)

I'm currently trying to setup Vino (the VNC server) on a VPS of mine. However, whenever I try exporting and opening the display, it doesn't work. I've looked for hours last night for a solution for ...
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Getting a blue wallpaper screen with no desktop bars

I just got a linus VPS after like 6-7 months. I installed a clean copy of 11.10, and then used this tutorial to install ubuntu-desktop and get a VNC connection going: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/...
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Why can color setting affect VNC connection?

By following the post Cannot VNC to KVM Guest, I managed to connect to my guest VM through VNC. But, it's just weird that color setting can lead to an unexpected close of VNC connections. I would like ...
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Vino on Lubuntu 16.04 - Problems

I have a new installation of Lubuntu 16.04, and want to install Vino on it. After installing, I can open vino-preferences and configure - but the vino server itself won't start. When attempting to ...
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x11vnc session with virtual display results in grey screen

Sooooo, I've scoured the entire inter webs for a solution for this but no luck so far, so this is pretty much my last resort :') There is no display attached to the computer so I open a display ...
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How to install desktop and VNC?

I am trying to install desktop and VNC but I keep getting errors.. So first I execute: sudo apt-get update then: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop but I keep getting this errors: Setting up ...
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Google chrome or chromium error

Installing google chrome or chromium on ubuntu 15.10 VPS (OpenVZ, VNC) but getting below error. # google-chrome & /usr/bin/google-chrome: line 64: /dev/fd/62: No such file or directory /usr/bin/...
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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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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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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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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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How to start VPN on Ubuntu server that is remotely controlled by VNC-viewer?

How to start VPN on Ubuntu server (in order to change server IP address) that is remotely controlled by VNC-viewer? I use Expressvpn and this guide: https://www.expressvpn.com/support/vpn-setup/linux-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...