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Questions tagged [vnc]

Graphical desktop sharing system that uses the RFB protocol to remotely control another computer.

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How to use GUI In Ubuntu 16.04 Server

I have installed GNOME GUI in my Ubuntu server (Digital Ocean). Now I need to access the GUI. I use putty to connect but Putty Is only used as a terminal (SSH) there are no GUI options on it. so I ...
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Missing applications menues like 'file' 'view' 'edit' 'search' etc

I started a ubuntu 18.04 LTS on google cloud, installed ubuntu-desktop, nautilus, gnome-panel, gnome-settings-daemon, metacity, vnc4server started vncserver, connected through realVNC and the app i ...
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VNC gray screen when using systemd sudo service on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm following along with this tutorial. Everything is working well except for the 'VNC server system startup script' step. When I run VNC with the following command: /usr/bin/vncserver -depth 24 -...
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connecting to x11vnc server with remmina (black window shown and disappearing after < 1second)

I'm trying to connect to to x11vnc using remmina on Ubuntu. Each time I try to connect, a black window (remmina) is shown which disappears after about < 1 second. Connecting and seeing the remote ...
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Vnc connects but nothing is there

I am running ubuntu 18.04 and just sintalled a VNCserver on Gnome. To do it, as it was the first time I tried it, I read an online guide. The result is I have the VNC server installed and I can ...
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VNC viewer authentication dialog not displaying on Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed Vnc viewer on Ubuntu 18.04 and the server that i want to log in to requires user authentication (enterprise VNC server). But my VNC viewer client dosn't display the login prompt. The ...
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why must I restart a remote GUI session to use it on 18.04

In Xubuntu 16.04, getting a remote GUI session from a Windows XP was simple with remote desktop connection. On 18.04, nothing worked until ~/.xsession was modified to have a single line as follows: ...
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Install xfce4 desktop on ubuntu headless server, for remote desktop (x11vnc)

I would like to install a full xfce4 desktop into my ubuntu 16 dedicated server. I remember accessing the remote desktop with this command years ago: ssh -v ip:port -L 5900:localhost:5900 "x11vnc -...
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Stopping VNC on headless Ubuntu 18.04

How do I completely stop X11VNC and have it not restart at startup on my headless Ubuntu 18.04 server? I am worried about it being a security risk. There is this process running: /usr/bin/x11vnc ...
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ubuntu 16.04, purple screen after reboot

I was following https://carla.readthedocs.io/en/latest/carla_headless/, and tried some commands there, and installed VGL, TurboVNC,etc. I usually work on my vnc window, but I sometimes work on the ...
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Remmina session closes whenever I open a menu

I have one system that whenever I connect to it over a vnc connection with Remmina, then I click to open a menu in a program (such as File/Edit/Help) it disconnects the Remmina session. If I re-open ...
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how to check what display driver is being used?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Recently there came up a message saying there are software updates(upgrade?) waiting. Though I was afraid this might cause some nuisance, (I knew my NVIDA driver was installed ...
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VNC on Ubuntu 18.04

I have found a couple of tutorials on this...but they all suggest installing a separate desktop shell to really use this. But, I do have Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop installed, since this is a local server, ...
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Control a remote Ubuntu Server using a GUI

I have created an amazon AWS ec2 instance with Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS on it. As it is my first server environment, I'd like to control it from my (Ubuntu Desktop 16.04) machine using a GUI. I don't ...
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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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Get a working desktop through vncserver or x11vnc?

I want to connect to a remote Ubuntu 18.04 machine. I've been able to use x11vnc to log in to my session and work exactly on what I was doing, but if someone was to turn on the screen of the physical ...
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What is the best solution for securely accessing remote desktop?

Hello and thank you for your support. If there are related threads that cover this topic, I apologize and would be grateful to any relevant links. I spend quite a bit of time away from home. ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 LTS x11vnc black login screen

I am trying to configure the x11vnc on my Lubuntu 18.04 machine in order to send it somewhere else and work remotely on it via TightVnc from a windows pc. I've been trying to achieve this many days, ...
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X2Go desktop sharing feature for single application only

I'm using X2Go to run a single GUI application on a remote system running Kubuntu. Instead of a whole desktop environment, you can launch single graphical applications in X2Go... source Also: ...
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Shift + special key does not work using real vnc viewer in windows to access ubuntu

Same issue as this: VNC: pressing Shift + Tab = Tab only I can write "A" by pressing shift+a, but shift+tab won't work. Tab be triggered without the shift key. This has been an issue since at least ...
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Getting error Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: when trying to SSH to my server

Bit of ubuntu noob but I'm trying to run a code off github on a server remotely using SSH, and the code stops at this Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: How to solve this error? I don't think I can ...
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Have x11vnc automatically start in Ubuntu 16.04 server without someone first logging in at the server physically

What I would like to do is automatically start x11vnc as a service. Then lets say when the server restarts for some reason, I would remotely login to the remote ubuntu 16.04 server, without anybody ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 VNC server Vino shut down unexpectedly.

My Vino server on Ubuntu stops, and I not sure why, but it looks like it is because Ubuntu makes my manually set LAN interface as default for routing: I decide this route change cause Vino shut down ...
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18.04 x11vnc failed to start and password problems

18.04 Ubuntu and 9.13 x11vnc installed. I'm trying to set up my PC so I can VNC into my current session and have x11vnc run at startup. If I don't set a password I can vnc into my PC's current session ...
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arrow key problem with vnc server in Ubuntu 18.04

I installed vnc4server on Ubnutu 18.04 and I installed vncviewer on Windows 7. After I logged into the vnc4server on Ubuntu, everything works well. However, in the terminal, the arrow keys do not work ...
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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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Remote Desktop to Ubuntu from Windows

I am newbie to these forums. Please correct me if I do any mistake. I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS version. I want to connect to GNOME Desktop Environment. I have gone through many ...
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Two vertical monitors: Connecting to VNC host without any monitors

I have two vertical monitors that I want to use to connect to a remote computer without any monitors. Both the remote computer and my local computer are located on the same desk, in hands' reach. Both ...
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VNC screen keeps going black

I run vnc4server on lubuntu 14.04. The screen constantly blacks out after 10 minutes or so, although the connection is still there and I can continue typing. If I restart my vnc client I can see ...
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ubuntu server vncserver grey screen xkb error

Hi I am trying to VNC from my phone into my laptop i am running vncServer something like ("VNC4server") on ubuntu 16.04 when i try to log in it accepts credentials but I get a grey screen with a ...
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Server 16.04: bind /-character to custom key

I am installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 in a Freenas virtual machine (my desktop= Linux Mint 19). The freenas backend apparently has a bug so the when I access the VM through a VNC-viewer some keys do not ...
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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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v11vnc enable file transfer

I have a server machine with Ubuntu 18.04.1 which running x11vnc version 0.9.13. A client machine runs Windows with VNC Viewer (Real VNC) version 6.18.625. The x11vnc server runs this command: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 desktop share show connection icon when somebody connected over VNC till connection active

In Ubuntu 18.04 when desktop sharing is enabled and somebody connects over VNC. For the connection establishment, there is a notification received. But it is not possible to see that when the ...
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Connect to Ubuntu machine protected with .pem file using VNC, in order to execute GUI applications

The title pretty much says it all. For now, I can connect to the specified Ubuntu machine using ssh -i pem_file_name username@ip_address, assuming that I am on the directory where the .pem file ...
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Display problems with remote connection

I encounter display problems while connecting to my server with x11vnc. I manage to get a connection and display Gdm but when I login, I get this awfull screen, I suppose it's a problem with Gnome: ...
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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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Alt-tab selection icons are too big in Xfce-4

For my new machine (ubuntu 16.04.LTS), I'm using vnc4server and Xfce4 gui and I access the computer using RealVNC from my windows 10 PC. I can press Alt-tab to select between applications being ...
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Is it possible to run a remote desktop (VNC) without installing anything except vncserver in 18.04

I have Ubuntu 18.04 desktop installed. I want to be able to run a remote desktop, not screen sharing but a separate desktop. All the instructions I've seen require installing 30-100 packages (...
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How to enable a vnc viewer on a laptop being used as a headless system

I've got an ssh connection to the machine in question, a user with root privileges. I tried using vino and remmina, but vino doesn't want to load its preferences program. I have installed remmina ...
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X11VNC server keeps disconnecting on Ubuntu Mate 18.04

I installed X11VNC server on a Zotac ZBox PI133 running Ubuntu mate 18.04.1 and all seemed fine, except when I connect to this VNC Server from my MacBoo, the connection drops after 2 or 3 minutes. 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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Just installed Ubuntu 18.04 can't get remote

I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and cannot manage to get a remote desktop connection with Windows. Both computers all on the same wifi network. I made the first attempt with VNC. On Ubuntu I have ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 VNC/Vino stops refreshing when turning display off

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 I'm having trouble with VNC/Vino. I can connect via VNC (by enabling the built-in 'Screen Sharing' option), but as soon as I turn of the local display (server is ...
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Bash script does not run VNC-viewer command

So im trying to open a VNC client when a Udev rule triggers, the rules works and the script is executed too but the command isn't. Here is the Bash script #!/bin/bash sudo -u term402 touch /home/...
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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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saving the output of vnc

I use this command to buffer a video from bash with xvfb: xvfb-run -s "-screen 0 1400x900x24" bash and then by this command I show the video: x11vnc -display : 0 and the video is shown. Is ...
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X11VNC and Nvidia 390 headless; MATE not loading from login

Running LightDM w/ 18.04 LTS Desktop. X11VNC is configured correctly and works whenever NVIDIA drivers not installed. Xorg.conf has been configured with nvidia-xconfig with the display none parameter. ...
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Is my Vino server being attacked?

I installed vino on LUbuntu 18.04, and configured and started my vino server according to https://askubuntu.com/a/530196/1471 without understanding what the commands mean: $ export DISPLAY=:0 $ ...
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18.04 screen sharing option not working

I can not set a password in sharing option can not choose this option Why? Thanks T