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vncserver, application runs in random display

My vncserver is running in Ubuntu 18.04 and it has a pretty annoying issue with the application launch. Let's say after reboot I login locally into my Ubuntu machine and launch vncserver session, then ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 VNC xfce4 same session on reboot

I managed to install tightvncserver using xfce4 desktop. Here is my xstartup file. However whenever I reboot my pc my vnc session once connected remains the same with firefox opening, and file manager ...
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Need Multiuser Xubuntu 20.04 VNC Server with mutiple users and access policies

i need to set up a VM in Proxmox (preferably Xubuntu 20.04) where i would need to stream data to multiple users which would have view-only access, with the option to manage each connection by granting ...
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How do i make system wide vnc4server xstartup configuration?

In my company, few servers Ubuntu 180.04 is installed with vnc4server and xfce4 DE. 10 users are accessing that server. I want to make default xstartup for all users a system-wide. Is there any .conf ...
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Input language selection heavily glitching

I am using remote box via tigervnc and have two languages installer, Russian and English. Unfortunately, input language selection is heavily glitching: some letters I can't input, and the list of ...
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What is wrong with my attempted setting up of TightVNC as a service?

I have TightVNC installed and working on my Ubuntu 18.4 virtual server, following this guide. It says to use nano and create a 'unit' file called /etc/systemd/system/vncserver@.service. It then ...
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Unable to identify the installed vnc server type

On my Ubuntu 20.04 lts pc, when I run /home/ziomario# vncviewer 127.0.0.1:0, I see the following Basically it appears the TightVNC client that asks for a password,but I don't know what is this. But ...
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WebGL doesn't work when VNC server is turned on

I don't know why but when I turn on my laptop, WebGL works both in Chromium and Firefox. But, when I turn on VNC server, WebGL will stop working. It doesn't work both in VNC session and on my screen. ...
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tightvncserver server configuration ubuntu 20.04 work partially

I'm getting crazy with maybe a stupid thing for some of you. I've followed a lot of guides and read a lot of questions here but I was not able to solve the problem. Everything work well after ...
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VNC connection problem between Windows RealVNC viewer and Ubuntu 18.04 TightVNC server

I want to establish VNC session between RealVNC Viewer in Windows 10 and TightVNC server in Ubuntu 18.04. I want to see from Windows full Ubuntu desktop. I looked at following resources: Configuring a ...
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vncserver error -possibly causing failed rdp terminal failure. ubuntu 20.04

I am unable to remote desktop from microsoft terminal server: Would it have anything to do with this vncserver log error? 26/05/20 16:32:18 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.10 26/05/20 16:32:18 Copyright (...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 running TightVNCServer > Main Menu in MATE desktop keeps closing by itself when clicked on from VNCViewer client

I am running Ubuntu Server 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4. I installed TightVNCServer so I could access the MATE desktop from VNCViewer on a Windows 7 laptop. The Pi 4 is overclocked to 2Ghz and has 4GB ...
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uninstalled tigervnc from ubuntu 20.04, now cannot start tightvnc

I have been trying to get any vnc setup to work for me.. that issue is posted elsewhere.. but one issue in particular now has come up.. I installed and removed tigervnc, but now tightvncserver ...
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Tightvnc server on Lubuntu 19.10

So I am trying to install a vnc on a Lubuntu machine. The vnc that I chose was Tightvnc, because it seemed to be the most prevalent. However, I am having trouble finding a working tutorial on how to ...
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tightvnc displays a gray screen on ubuntu 18.04 and gnome3

I've been struggling with the gray screen problem of tightvncserver on ubuntu 18.04 and gnome The problem is the same with both aws ec2 as well as my local machine. I've verified that xfcestartup4 ...
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Remote desktop in online ubuntu host

I have  free host at some sites like codeanywhere or codeenvy. So like to know can i have access to this ubuntu servers by graphic version. I have tried to install tightvncserver in codeanywhere and ...
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Unable to connect to remote server with vnc viewer

(Tight)VNC server at the remote desktop is set up well. This I could verify by connecting to it from my PC (Ubuntu 18.04). But when I try to login to the server from my laptop (Ubuntu 16:04) using ...
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Cannot open remote files with Sublime Text when VNC service is enabled

I installed a VNC server on my Ubuntu 16.04 PC using this guide. I configured it to start at boot and rebooted. After some time I noticed that I could not open files on my NAS using Sublime Text (the "...
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TightVNC - Too many authentication failures

When I try to connect to my VPS with Ubuntu 18.04 using TightVncServer, I get "Too many authentication failures". I alredy tried to add my ip to iptables but with no success. How I can do?
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Gray screen on VNC

I installed ubuntu-server on an old computer of mine to use it as a home media server (smb), but now I want to remotely use it from my MacBook. I prefer terminal, but sometimes I need to open a ...
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vncviewer could not acquire name on session bus

A similar question has already been asked 6 years ago, but this appears to be under completely different circumstances. I have a machine with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and mate desktop. This machine is ...
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Can I use Ubuntu 18.04 Screen sharing with vino with Mac OS X Mojave Screen Shareing

I've set up Screen sharing on my Ubuntu 18.04, and VPN'd into my network remotely from my Mac. However when entering the correct vnc://... from Screen Sharing on my Mac, I get a message saying that ...
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Buffer overflow detected when running vncsever

I've installed vncserver on Ubunutu 18.04 but struggled to get it working correctly, to be honest I don't really understand what I'm doing and struggled to find resources that expalins the steps to ...
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TightVNC server on ubuntu can't start with `vncconfig: not found`

Having a bit of an issue with a TightVNC server. Just installed tightvncserver package on Ubuntu 18.04 but it crashes immediately upon launching a session: 06/11/19 18:40:25 Xvnc version TightVNC-1....
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Change the VNC Server Port on Ubuntu

Currently VNC Server is running on port 5901. I want to change the port to be around 10000-10100 (in this range). How can I do that? I have already tried the suggestions from How can I change the ...
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How to run a program and pass parameters through a shell scribt in ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to run vncserver in terminal, to automate it with several other commands I've put it inside a shell script. However, when you call vncserver for the first time, it asks you to set a password. ...
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Bets way to remotely connect to Ubuntu 18.04

I have been trying all day to connect to Ubuntu 18.04 suing VNC. I have seen quite a few approaches where vino is started up using Startup Applications however I want the vncserver to startup on boot ...
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Default Ubuntu Desktop with TightVnc and Windows Linux Subsystem

I have successfully installed WLS (ubuntu 18) on windows 10 machine. I want to access its UI features using TightVnc. With default settings the .vnc/xstartup contains the following lines xrdb $HOME/....
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Grey background of VNC in 18.04

I see some discussions about grey screen when connecting to a GNOME desktop via VNCVIEWER. For example, here. The solution there is not fully compatible with 18.04 as neither the desktop is shown nor ...
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Configuring VNC session for admin rights on ubuntu

I configured VNC on Ubuntu headless, using this tutorial. I don't have any administrative access to set up anything and I need to know what I need to do to raise the level permission on the file ...
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Mystery: can't login for long time, then normally working

I have 2 computers: an Orange Pi Zero running Ubuntu, with tightvncserver a Windows 7 PC When I use putty, or FileZilla, or tightVNCClient from Windows to connect to Opi Ubuntu, it can't. It says "...
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No VNC extension on display :1

On Ubuntu 18.04 I ran sudo apt-get install tightvncserver. I then run vncserver which gives New 'X' desktop is user:1 Starting applications specified in /etc/X11/Xvnc-session Log file is /home/user/...
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in ubuntu18.04 in a docker container can vncserver take the password and reply to “view”only on command line

this for a non-interactive automated startup from the docker file ENTRYPOINT something like vncserver --password 'aPassWord' or by setting environment variables or preloading a config file etc.
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ubuntu VNC from my iphone Grey screen

I am trying to VNC from my iphone to my ubuntu machine. I have installed vncserver on my machine and I can go to my terminal and type vncserver and I get the log: Xvnc Free Edition 4.1.1 - built Feb ...
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tigervnc not able to connect to the server

I recently installed ubuntu 18.04 and I was using remote access to connect to it from another computer, but today remote connection has stopped working and when I try to connect through tigerVNC using ...
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14.04 VNCserver/VirtualBox

One of these things is making my HD appear full while running. Virtual Box is running 6 msdos boxes, and vnc is only there to serve virtualbox. Over time it persistantly fills the HD to 100% in a ...
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google-chrome fails to display when launched under xfce on headless server

I am having a problem launching Google Chrome 68.0.3440.106 on Ubuntu 18.04, running on a headless server via a TightVNC remote connection and xfce. The odd part is that everything ran great until I ...
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tightVNC often crashes when pressing Alt-Tab (on ubunt 16.04, Xfce4)

I recently received a new ubuntu 16.04 machine. I installed tightVNC server and acccessing it using RealVNC from my windows 10 machine. For window manger, I'm using Xfce4. But when I press alt-tab (...
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VNC grey screen (Ubuntu 16.04, TightVNC, Xfce4)

I've been using VNC for many years but I don't know why this happens sometimes. With a new Ubuntu 16.04 machine, I first tried using Vino. It worked well, but I decided it is rather slow, so I decided ...
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Unable to install tightvncserver on Ubuntu 16.04

Hi is there anyone encounter this error before? I have tried many ways removing and reinstall etc, but it still just don't work. Is it because there is another version of PERL exist on the server? ...
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How to restrict xtightvncserver to listen only to localhost connections?

I have installed xtightvncserver on a Ubuntu 16.04 server. I only want to listen to connections from localhost.
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How to run OBS studio on Ubuntu server 16.04

I have installed obs-studio on my Ubuntu server 16.04 but when I try to open it gives me this error: failed to initialize video. your GPU may not be supported or your graphics drivers need to be ...
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vnc service for ubuntu 18.04, no background and menus

There are many topics about accessing a remote desktop via vnc. However, it seems that 18.04 is different. I have installed tightvncserver and the content of ~/.vnc/xstartup according to this topic is ...
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RandR extension missing

When I try to run xrandr on Ubuntu 17.10 (artful) with xfce 4.12 over VNC I get the error RandR extension missing I've tried installing libxrandr2 but it's already installed. When I run lxrandr I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 tigervnc: Authentication is required to create a color profile

Trying to connect to tigervnc server running on Ubuntu 18.04 (using TigerVNC viewer windows client). After the initial authentication, I get an additional authentication prompt that reads "...
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Ubuntu 17.10 VNC Server

I am looking for a vnc server for Ubuntu with minimal setup. I’ve tried almost every forum procedure you can find with vino, x11vnc, tightvnc, realvnc. I just need a foolproof vnc setup procedure. I ...
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xRDP on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 - error connecting

Fresh install and update of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on a Dell Optiplex 780. Connecting from a Windows 10 client. Installed xRDP directly after and tried to connect from Windows. Got into the RDP session ...
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E: Unable to locate package xmkmf

I wanted to re-install tightvnc server from 1.3.9 to 1.3.10 because whenever I log in to the box, vnc crashes after 30+ mins. In my google expedition I came across these set of commands pushd ~ ...
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Black Rectangle on my screen

I have just installed TightVNC server on my hosted Ubuntu using this tutorial I can't see my xfce4 menu usually on the top left of the screen where there is red arrow as attached below. The black ...
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Can't connect to VNC server

Hoping your collective brain power can assist me... tl;dr - Ubuntu server seems to have several ports open none can be seen by the outside (LAN) world - WTF is going on? Longer: I have a headless ...