I want to be able to use a Ubuntu desktop on my Raspberry Pi 4 8Gb. I also want to be able to access that desktop remotely using a tool like VNCViewer.

I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 20.10. I am unable to access the desktop remotely. I have setup SSH so I can access via text (PUTTY). I can find no vnc capability for example.

Is it possible to do what I want?

When will vnc be available on Ubuntu 20.10 on ARM64 hardware of Raspberry Pi?


Install x11vnc to access the default desktop. However, if there is no physical monitor connected to the Pi the desktop won't start. A work around is to connect an HDMI dummy adapter to make the Pi think there is a monitor connected.

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