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VNC viewer enables you to connect to a specific remote computer and control it.

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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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What is the 'startxfce4' equivalent for Ubuntu-Desktop?

I am trying to configure VNC on Ubuntu Server and would like to know what the equivalent command is for 'startxfce4' with the Ubuntu-Desktop DE. Thanks!
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TigerVNC vncviewer => vncserver Ctrl+Shift+Tab interpreted as just Ctrl+Tab

I have 2 Ubuntu 18 computers. Local, has VNC viewer (TigerVNC Viewer 64-bit v1.7.0) , the remote has a VNC server. If I do Ctrl+Shift+Tab in applications that have tabs (e.g. Chrome) on BOTH devices ...
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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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capslock-to-control remapping not passed via VNC Viewer to remote PC

I have Ubuntu 18 on host PC and connect to guest/remote PC via VNC Viewer (off debian dist) which runs Ubuntu 16. On host Ubuntu 18 I have Capslock key remapped to Control via gnome-tweaks: On ...
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Use different screen resolution in vncviewer session from the server

I have a 1920x1080 screen connected directly to my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server. I am connecting to it via vino (server side) and vncviewer (client side, Win 10). In my client, I have a 1366x768 screen. ...
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Trying to connect E-reader to vnc

I am following this Raspbery tutorial to connect Kindle 4: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=62139 And also this page has helpful info: https://tinyapps.org/docs/e-ink-monitor.html ...
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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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Log into Mac from Ubuntu via VNC

Hi I am using Ubuntu on my desktop and I also wanna access my MacBook (MacOS mojave) within local network , I followed “Sharing” preference panel and checked the box next to “Remote management .” “...
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Failing to connect to remote desktop using VNC client on MAC

My local system: MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 I launched an instance on AWS, as follows: Ubuntu 18.04 I had the security group set up to allow SSH and RDP from everywhere (0.0.0.0/0) I downloaded the ...
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Remmina connects to Ubuntu 18.10 but TigerVNC viewer gives No matching security types error

(I am not looking for answers such as "Stop using VNC as it is insecure", nor do I need answers recommending different VNC implementations, as I'm specifically wanting to get TigerVNC to function ...
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VNC xSTARTUP - How can i get a full desktip - ubuntu 18.04

I have a question. After alot of googling. I still cant find the answer. I have installed all the gnome desktop parts and have this in my xStartup file. But still cant get the actual dektop, with ...
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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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Access VNC server running in Android from Ubuntu

I am running ubuntu in an android phone and I have the address of its vnc server. Is it possible to access the vncserver from another computer in the same network? I connected the laptop to the ...
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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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How to fix “'vncviewer' has no installation candidate”?

first i tried to install:- sudo apt-get install build-essential libreadline-dev libssl-dev libpq5 libpq-dev libreadline5 libsqlite3-dev libpcap-dev git-core autoconf postgresql pgadmin3 curl zlib1g-...
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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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how to connect to the Vino server desktop from the client-side?

I read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers to configure vino server on my ubuntu 16.04.LTS desktop. Using other vnc servers, I used to connect to 129.254.xxx.yyy:1 (when the vnc session is 1....
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diffrences between commands

I would like to know the diffrence beteen the following commands: sudo x11vnc sudo x11vnc -auth /var/lib/lightdm/.Xauthority -display :0 thank you in advance.
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Blank screen with vnc on Ubuntu 17.10

I am getting just a black screen with a white cursor in VNC Viewer on Windows 10. I have tried many incantations of x11vnc command with Gnome on Ubuntu 17.10, currently: sudo x11vnc -many -auth /run/...
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connecting to vncserver if started with service

I've followed the instructions here to set up a vncserver service: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-14-04 I only used the section on ...
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Ubuntu VNC server and Putty SSH tunnel

I have my vncserver running on my ubuntu machine and I am able to connect directly to it from pcs both on and off my network. To have a graphical desktop connection I use a vnc client (VNC viewer in ...
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X11 VNC server in 17.10

I cannot get VNCserver to run at all in 17.10 AA. It ran well in 17.04. When I launch it, It indicates that another version is already running. I believe the firewall is open. I have reinstalled 17....
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Using SSVNC and SSH - am I safe?

I connect from one computer to another (both Ubuntu) via SSH using an SSH-key. Now I also installed a vnc server on one of them (vnc4server) and use ssvnc (downloaded from the software center) to ...
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How to set up/configure a VNC server to show running applications [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up vnc4server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server version system. I can currently vnc into the computer no problem, but I can't view my running applications - only my terminal. ...
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what are the remote sharing servers available for x11 display in ubuntu 16.04

I am using x11vnc server on ubuntu 16.04 running on beagle bone board. When i connect using vnc viewer client, display connected to board is flickering. Are there any other servers available which ...
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Infinite nested windows when connecting through VNC

I am trying to connect to my VNC server that i have setup in my ubuntu 16.04 i have tried the default out of the box vnc server Desktop-Sharing i have tried x11vnc. When i connect the connection works ...
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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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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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How to attach files from vnc server desktop to my outlook mail?

Hai . I tried to attach files from vnc server desktop to outlook mail.But am unable to attach those files from vnc server desktop ?How can i attach files from vnc server desktop.
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xfce4 vncviewer modifiers button1 not sent

I am affraid this is either a duplicate or a hard to explain situation, will see. I have a remote legacy system runnng on 'old' xwindow sytem with a 'old' vnc server on it. in there I goet a xemacs ...
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Accidently xkill remote ubuntu server now cannot connect

I accidently xkill a ubuntu desktop on a server that is hosted remotely, after I did that I got kicked off the VNC Viewer. Now I'm getting a VNC message that "The connection was refused by the host ...
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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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TightVNC viewer closes erraticly after starting a program

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and connect with TightVNC viewer from Windows 10. It seems to go well, until I start a program, for example an internet explorer. It then just closes, with the message: "Connection ...
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Why can color setting affect VNC connection?

By following the post Cannot VNC to KVM Guest, I managed to connect to my guest VM through VNC. But, it's just weird that color setting can lead to an unexpected close of VNC connections. I would like ...
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How to start VPN on Ubuntu server that is remotely controlled by VNC-viewer?

How to start VPN on Ubuntu server (in order to change server IP address) that is remotely controlled by VNC-viewer? I use Expressvpn and this guide: https://www.expressvpn.com/support/vpn-setup/linux-...
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Couldn't start Xtightvnc trying default font path - VNCServer

I installed VNC, using sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies tightvncserver But I can't start it, when I enter vncserver I'm getting error message as Couldn't start Xtightvnc; trying default ...
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Cannot VNC to KVM Guest

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop in a KVM guest on my Ubuntu server host. Both version 14.04 and 64-bit. I got through the virt-install ok sudo virt-install -n desktop -r 1024 --disk path=/dev/...
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VNC viewer grey screen since upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 from Ubuntu 12

Before we begin, please excuse my complete ignorance, I am a relative novice to system administration. I know there are a few posts so far about Ubuntu 14.04 messing with VNC connections. So far my ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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What do I need for remotely accessing my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop?

I am at a loss as to how to set up my machine for remote connection. Do I need to install a VNC server (which one?) or is Vino (installed by default) enough? I opened Desktop Sharing Preferences ...
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Ubuntu not display the remote desktop properly?

I am using: PuTTY [release 0.63] TightVNC Viewer for windows [version 2.7.10] windows server 2012 r2 on Windows Azure. To connect remote desktop of my Ubuntu machine on windows azure [Ubuntu 13.10]....
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VNCviewer tunneling command failed

command: vncviewer -via 192.168.x.x@administrator localhost:0 ssh: connect to host administrator port 22: No route to host vncviewer: Tunneling command failed: /usr/bin/ssh -f -L 5599:localhost:5900 ...
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Tunneled XVNC connection to Ubuntu 13.04 from Windows 7 client — painfully slow!

I recently upgraded to UBUNTU 13.04. Prior to the upgrade I was effectively using xrdp to access my unity 2d (gnome-fallback-session) desktop from my windows 7 client. With the upgrade my ...
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How to run multiple terminals on remote ubuntu server through ultravnc?

I am trying to simultaneously run multiple instances of my application from terminal on remote ubuntu server. Single terminal is required for running a single instance of application. I am accessing ...
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tunneling x11vnc through ssh on a non standard port to ubuntu computer tightvnc

I have been stuck with setting up my virtual desktop on my ubuntu laptop. I am running ubuntu to ubuntu with x11vnc I start the process on my laptop as follows: ssh -L5904:localhost:5900 -p Port ...
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How to set up remote desktop sharing through SSH?

Is there a way to view (and control) a remote desktop through SSH? I will not have physical access to the remote host machine.
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X forwarding from Ubuntu Server Ed to Windows 7

The Goal: I would like to open a program from my ubuntu server in my windows 7 desktop. Steps Taken: Putty > SSH > X11 check 'enable port forwarding' I have started VNC Viewer in listening mode ...
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Colours/Background messed up in VNC Viewer

I've set up vncserver on my new build and I can connect using RealVNC VNC Viewer, however the colours are a bit off and it looks kind of awful. See this screenshot: What can I do to put this right? ...
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Does vncviewer require X locally?

Does vncviewer require an X server to work? I have installed Ubuntu Server 12.04, as well as the xtightvncviewer package. When running vncviewer, it claims that it cannot find the display.