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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 set vino's password through terminal?

How can one set vino's password through terminal in Ubuntu 18.04? Here it uses vino-passwd command, but this gives me vino-passwd: command not found.
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Enable remote desktop (screen sharing) on ethernet while WiFi is connected to internet

I have a Ubuntu server connected to internet using WiFi. It is connected to another Windows computer via Ethernet. I setup internet sharing on Ubuntu box using iptables method from here https://help....
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How to setup Ubuntu machine to get custom resolution similar to when using -geometry option in vncserver?

I am a beginner when it comes to the world of such things like display configuration and resolution in Linux. I want to set up my Ubuntu cloud machine to have a display with 1920x1080 resolution to ...
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How do I enable RDP connections for when an account is already logged in?

I'm trying to set up a very amateur home server on an old PC, which I've wiped and installed Ubuntu 18.04. I've gotten VNC working with tigervnc, but a big problem is that it will refuse connections ...
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Is it possible to have vino use the same password as the user log in password?

One can set a password for vino through GUI or command line. An example is provided here. But is it possible to set the password of vino the same as the password for the user account automatically ...
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How to set default desktop environment (Xfce or Xubuntu) for all the users?

We've a server and it can be accessible only through ssh. and I'm using VNC to get the GUI of the server. the thing is the server has 3 diff users. and all their desktop environment are different. Now ...
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X11VNC connection ends randomly

I have a X11VNC server running on a local machine in my LAN. In the past month, it has been "randomly" kicking my client out of session as I use it. I'm not certain as to how to debug the error and I ...
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Cannot run firefox, chrome, terminal on VNC

I am having a problem related to my virtual machine at Google cloud. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my virtual machine instance. I am using vnc to connect to it. But after setting up everything ...
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How do I run vnc on ubuntu 1804 desktop?

I want to run VNC on my Ubuntu desktop 18.04, I don't want to remove GNOME and install any other desktop environment. How can I do that? I've tried everything tigervnc, tightvnc, built-in desktop ...
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Remmina doesn't scale remote screen resolution to fit smaller client screen

I know there is already another post about this, but I have not enough reputation to comment it, see Remmina refuses to scale the remote screen res to fit in smaller client screen Issue Remmina does ...
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Ubuntu 18 - remote access with Windows / Multi-user

I have a small desktop computer on which I have installed Ubuntu 18. My goal is to operate this pc from my main computer running under Windows 10. I have configured a VNC server in command line to ...
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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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Need help with grey screen

Im trying to set up Ubuntu 16.04 on my remote server. I set things up and getting a grey screen with a black X cursor. I am EXTREMELY new to linux its almost a foreign language at this moment haha. ...
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Error loading gnome-control-center through VNC connection

I have setup ubuntu desktop on an AWS EC2 instance with the following config file: #!/bin/sh export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 export XKB_DEFAULT_RULES=base export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP="GNOME-Flashback:...
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How do I remotely control an Ubuntu GUI session from behind a NAT?

Of course I can use Remmina and the like, as in this answer. But both the source and target Ubuntu laptops are behind their own routers (NAT). I am not able to configure port forwarding. Some sort ...
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X11 Automation on VNC

I need to enter login details automatically into GUI program (Ubuntu 18.04) and click login. All that can be done by clicking tab few times, login details and enter. I would use xdotool, but I use VNC ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 - Remote Desktop / Sharing - No desktop session created

Ubuntu 18.04.1 Vino installed and up to date. Sharing and remote access enabled via gnome UI Port 5900 confirmed open When accessing via VNC - Appears to connect (Auth warning - local ensure ...
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Wired Unmanaged / remtoe deskop -Ubuntu 18.04

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 server with the Gnome Desktop and I am trying to get a vnc server running. I tried to enable Screensharing in the settings and there are no networks selected for sharing ...
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How to accept all clients on lubuntu 18.04 using VNC server?

I have followed many tutorials on installing VNC server on my lubuntu 18.04 but unfortunately nothing worked, client was not able to connect. Recently I have followed this tutorial: https://...
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TightVNC and normal GNOME desktop

I've got a remote server running Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, and I wanted to install TightVNC on it to be able to use GUI from my Windows machine to control it. So I've installed TightVNC and launched it with ...
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gnome-panel not getting displayed on aws ec2 instance

I followed this youtube guide for displaying the GUI of my aws ec2 instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BAoJ7JZHr0 The connection through VNC Viewer is established successfully but the desktop ...
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Blur and unclear content on Ubuntu gnome desktop on VM being accessed through VNC viewer

This is how my Ubuntu gnome desktop appears like when accessed remotely through VNC viewer. The content appears very blurry and very difficult to read. I have set up this Ubuntu gnome desktop on ...
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Configuring a VNC Desktop: Upgrading GUI from classic gnome desktop to newest gnome desktop

I have a vnc system, I was able to build. It leverages the classic gnome desktop GUI. I would like to upgrade the .vnc/xstartups file, to use the newest Gnome Desktop Environment. The Ubuntu Gnome ...
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How to force a virtual monitor to be always secondary?

Created a virtual display so VNC can work when there is no physical display: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf: Section "Device" Identifier "intelgpu0" Driver "intel" Option "...
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Debian VNC goes black If I leave It open and I am inactive [closed]

I am having trouble with my VNC Server. The server keeps giving me black screen If I leave the viewer in the background, and don't do anything on the server specifically. If this happens, I can no ...
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Install a VNC server that uses an second x11 session, but still uses GPU acceelration for OpenGL?

I'm wondering if it's possible to create an second x11 session, have it GPU accelerated. And then have it broadcast over VNC. This way I could play games on my home network, at native speed.(I have ...
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Why does a VNC Server needs Tunnel forwarding in local computer

I followed this tutorial to set up the VNC server in my remote machine : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-16-04 I am able to successfully ...
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Cinnamon crashing on Ubuntu 18.04 EC2 AWS instance

I have an issue with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18 - EC2 AWS. Cinnamon is crashing whatever I do, see picture bellow: $ sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment lightdm $ sudo apt install tightvncserver ...
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Unable to connect unless already logged in

I wanted to connect to Ubuntu 18.04 remotely using VNC. This is currently working only if I am already logged in locally. The Ubuntu machine is a VM and is running xorg. Not sure how to get things ...
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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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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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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 ...