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how to setup vnc for getting access to the active desktop

When I connect via VNC to my lubuntu, it is starting a new desktop. It does not open the already open desktop on the computer screen. How to setup so it can show what is on screen?
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How to configure X11VNC to take updated ip address from system?

I've x11vnc server running, when I change system IP address, need to restart x11vnc server every time. Is there anyway to configure x11vnc to take updated IP address automatically?
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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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Change the VNC Server Port [duplicate]

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?
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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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Can't get vncserver to work

I'm following this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-16-04 I've done all up to Step 3 - installed and set up vncserver. I have two ...
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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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Xfce 18.04 vnc view

I have Ubuntu 18.04 server and xfce. Installed tight vnC server. When I open the vnc viewer (port 5901) from other pc I see bad/empty icons. If I open TeamViewer I see good icons on the desktop. ...
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kde and vncserver on 16.04 crashes

I have a fresh install of 16.04 kubuntu. kde runs fine interactively. Installed tightvncserver, and configured the xstartup file in $HOME/.vnc with xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey ...
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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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How to protect an Ubuntu VPS screen with a password?

I’m using TightVNC with an Ubuntu VPS including an Xfce desktop environment. The problem is that the password length is limited to 8 characters which is a big security issue especially when you keep a ...
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Can someone explain .vnc/xstartup content?

I have been setting up vnc connections on different ubuntu machine, and most of the time struggling with getting it to work. To get a better understanding, can someone explain what is supposed to do ...
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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 (16.04, tightvnc, xfce4) : SOLVED

I've been using vnc for many years but I don't know why this happens sometimes. With a new utuntu 16.04 machine, I first tried using vino, it works well, but I decided it is rather slow, so I decide ...
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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 ...
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Strange keyboard issues when using vncserver using kde

I have installed ubuntu server 17.10 on one box, and then installed kde and tightvncserver on it using: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y kubuntu-desktop tightvncserver I can ...
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How to enable the RENDER X extension on a minimal Ubuntu install with Lubuntu desktop?

I installed a headless Ubuntu server (16.04 LTS) in a VM at a hoster. Later I wanted to run Mathematica on it (V11.2), this made it necessary to install a GUI. Which I did with the command sudo apt-...
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remotely run Genymotion

I want to run Genymotion remotely on my host(Ubuntu 16.04). I have installed Tightvnc server on the host and connect to it using Tightvnc viewer. I get the following error: invalid mit-magic-cookie-...
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Start VNC server on Ubuntu Gnome

I'm trying to start a VNC server with Tight VNC Server on one Ubuntu Gnome PC and connect to it from another Ubunt Gnome PC with Remmina. This is my xstartup file: #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the ...
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Edit network connections with tightVNCserver

For an embedded device I have an raspberry pi which is hard to reach. I need to change the IP but it's running ubuntumate and the networkmanager keeps acting like a #*%K. I installed a tightvncserver ...
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How to configure VNC server to get full Gnome desktop?

I have a home server running Ubuntu Gnome 16.10. I installed the Desktop Environment to have a nicer way to configure my server, I chose Gnome because of it is lightweight enough and has the Google ...
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How to fix GDBus and xlib error when accessing Ubuntu 16.10 GNOME environment via TightVNC

I'd like to access my Ubuntu 16.10 VPS with using a GNOME environment with VNC, however I am still facing some issues that I couldn't solve so far. To install and configure the software I ran the ...
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VNC Showing Grey Screen

The screen is showing this strange grey/black image when I use VNC. None of my files can be accessed and I can't do anything. It is Ubuntu 16.04. Please any suggestions are needed.
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Installing tightvnc on Ubuntu

how do I install tightvnc on Ubuntu? Have tried to download the rpm and run rpm -ivh packagename but I get this error because of a missing dependency: /bin/sh is needed by tightvnc-java-1.3.9-3....
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vncserver in rc.local start-up password?

I have tried the answer here that suggests using x11vnc: How do I start VNC Server on boot? Didn't work for me. I have tried this answer: https://superuser.com/questions/147109/automatically-start-...
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VNC server, how to show upper right panel?

I installed TightVNC Server version 1.3.10 in ubuntu 16.04. The configuration in xstartup file is as following. #!/bin/bash unset SESSION_MANAGER unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS gnome-panel & ...
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how to make vncserver to listen on port 443

Greeting. I try to make vncserver listen on port 443 which is the https port. It does not work and it gives me this log file: $vncPort = 443 + $displayNumber; And the log file shows this error: ...
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vncserver grey screen ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Greeting. I am on ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It is an amazon EC2 instance I got grey screen upon installing and starting the vncserver I try many suggestion regarding this issue but still cant get it work.... ...
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Remote Desktop - xfce4 works but gnome & ubuntu do not

~/.vnc/xstartup Using xfce4 works: if which startxfce4 > /dev/null; then exec startxfce4 fi Using gnome / ubuntu does not work: if [ -r "$HOME/.Xresources" ] then xrdb "$HOME/....
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Xrdp login failed

I Am trying to login to Ubuntu machine from windows using RDP. Installed xrdp and tight vnc but while connecting am getting following error xrdp_mm_process_login_response:login failed Steps ...
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After installing tightvncserver, I can't log in locally anymore [duplicate]

I'm new to linux world, and I'm trying to set up a computer for a small office on a quite old computer. I setup Lubuntu with some office apps (LibreOffice, ...) and it's working. I'm now trying to ...