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TightVNC is a free remote control software package.

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x11vnc with xvfb and gnome session?

I usually use x11vnc against the Ubuntu gnome desktop session running on my office machine. Occasionally, the system is rebooted and with no desktop running I can't do this. I know about using x11vnc ...
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Gnome VNC session not displaying correctly -- defaults to gnome-classic

I'm trying to set up a VNC server in Ubuntu 22.04 using tightvnc. I pretty much have it working, except the gnome session is not displaying correctly. It looks like this: which is sort of like gnome ...
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Unable to interact with ubuntu 20.04 using xrdp

I am not able to interact with the remote desktop in any way. Here is what I see: Remote Desktop window Even when I hover over the "activities" it does not highlight which leads me to ...
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When using Windows remote desktop, I am unable to see the same interface (Linux PC)

Here is the original interface I see in the Linux PC: And here is the interface I see when accessing the Linux PC through remote desktop: I'm having difficulty to get the same interface when ...
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Need help getting Ubuntu Desktop and tightvncserver to work on EC2

I'm hosting Ubuntu Desktop on an EC2 instance and trying to connect to it from my Mac. To do this, I followed the instructions detailed in this tutorial for how to run Ubuntu Desktop on an EC2 ...
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Start TightVncServer and provide password in a single command line

I am trying to add and start TightVncServer to a docker image. When I want to start the service, sudo tightvncserver, I got prompted by a password. Since I am generating an image, this needs to be ...
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Vncserver ignoes all config files | Tigervncserver

I'm using TigerVnc Server running on a Ubuntu22 (running in a lxc container). Everything works perfect, except the fact that the vncserver ignores all config files! Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Xvnc TigerVNC 1.12....
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Could anyone help me fix this issue with TightVNC?

I installed TightVNC and it worked fine for the first 2 days. However, when I restarted it, it gave me these errors in the log files: 19/04/22 17:16:32 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.10 19/04/22 17:16:32 ...
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How to configure VNC server to give the standard Ubuntu desktop

There are several VNC server tutorials that I could find, but they all show only how to provide a bare-bones xfce desktop. What is the configuration to provide the identical, normal Ubuntu desktop?
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Connecting to Lubuntu desktop via vnc

I have installed Lubuntu desktop on a Ubuntu 20.03 LTS server. The desktop works fine when I log on to it locally. I can see the SDDM and I can chose between various sessions for the desktop (Lubuntu, ...
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UI For My Ubuntu Machine

I'm running an Ubuntu server with Digital Ocean. I want full UI access, like a personal computer, however this is hard. I have a VNC server running. When I connect, the only way I can open windows, is ...
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The program started using TightVNC is displayed on the other desktop GUI environment

I have TightVNC installed on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. I found that if I logged into Ubuntu Desktop (GUI environment), when I open “File Manager” application through VNC, the File Manager will open at the ...
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Tightvnc server : xstartup system wide

In our company, we are using VNC4Server and TightVNCserver. VNC4server - support end up to ubuntu 18.04 TightVNCserver - ubuntu 20.04 VNC4server - we set the xstartup script in /usr/bin/vncserver as ...
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Tightvnc server crashing randomly?

i followed this guide https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-20-04 but sometimes I cannot connect to tightvnc when running status on the server, I ...
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Help - VNC Server - Ubuntu focal 20.04 AWS S3

I'm coming to you because I have a problem with TightVNC installed on ubuntu (under AWS S3). From one day to the next, I can no longer log in and display my virtual machine. The connection can't be ...
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vncserver becomes unresponsive to keyboard and mouse after a few minutes, but the screen still updates

Everything used to work fine on 18.04 LTS. I upgraded a while ago and started having problems with vnc. The display will continue to update as the screen contents change, but my mouse and keyboard ...
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How to disable screensaver in TightVNC server and how to check the status whether screensaver is enabled or disabled

How to disable screensaver in TightVNC server and how to check the status whether screensaver is enabled or disabled? I have tried with the method mention in one article but it did not worked. To ...
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VNC Server does not display application GUI

I run a VNC Server on an ubuntu 18.04 linux desktop, and connect it using my Windows 10 PC, It was working just fine until I rebooted my server, now none of the applications open GUI, Clicking on &...
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How to install and setup VNC on a fresh Install of Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I've installed TigerVNC server and have attempted to remote connect using various VNC viewers, all resulting the same - black screen. As of now I'm ...
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TigerVNC Server Installed - Black screen

So I just followed this source for instructions on how to setup a VNC Server (TigerVNC): https://tecadmin.net/install-vnc-server-on-ubuntu-20-04/ About halfway through, right before Step 3 I was able ...
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Can't connect local network VNC server when OpenVPN client is connected on this server

Hardware A: Ubuntu 20.04 (192.168.1.61): Installed VNC server and added OpenVPN client config to some remote server C. Hardware B: MacOS 11.1 (192.168.1.51): standart preinstalled VNC client. From B ...
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VNC server failed to start

My Linux computer is shut down due to power outrage. After restarting it, I couldn't reconnect my computer through vncviewer. I logged into my computer and checked the status with sudo systemctl ...
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Too many authentication failures VNC server and many connection with different ip

I wanted to connect to this and get me this error Too many authentication failures VNC server. i user pgrep vnc and kill all process id , and run vncserver but i received the same error, Inside the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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