I've looked and looked and I can't find instructions on how to set up VNC server on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop so that I can remote in just like when I was running Windows.

I use my computer at work most days of the week, but I want to log in from home and display it exactly as I left it. All of the instructions I find leave me with a blank shell, not what I left running at work. How can I get it to function more or less like Remote Desktop in Windows?


Have you tried vnc4server?


Probably works fine on Ubuntu Desktop.

If not, check this one out.


  • The first one doesn't share my existing desktop, it creates a new one. The second doesn't work in 14.04. – jasonh Jan 20 '15 at 18:36

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