Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a graphical desktop sharing system that can be used to control a computer remotely.

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Checking desktop environment from command line

I am using SSH to login into my Linux RedHat server from my Windows machine. I want to create a GUI in python on the server but I am not sure if there exists any Desktop environment on the server. I ...
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How configure properly vncserver in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5

I'm trying to start vncserver in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 with an user created for that, and when I type vncserver I got this: WARNING: The first attempt to start Xvnc failed, ...
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ssh and VNC connections are directed back to the original machine by dynamic DNS server

First question I've asked here so please forgive me if I accidentally break a rule. I recently set up an ssh server on my home machine, and am using ddclient to keep the dynamic DNS service at ...
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Dependencies problems installing VNC Server in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5

I'm triying to install VNC Server in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5. I have the .rpm of VNC Server, but it has a depedency with xterm, which I have the .rpm too. Trying to install xterm ...
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Cannot get Tiger-Vnc To Work on Fedora 21

I have followed both the directions here and here. I have gotten very far, but the last task on those guides is to run systemctl start vncserver@:10.service and there I get an error. When I run that ...
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VNC/SSH: How to execute a command after logging in?

I'm looking for a way to create a VNC console user that executes the command screen or bash immediately after logging in so they get their own restricted shell for executing commands etc. Screen/bash ...
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vncviewer that works in wayland

Is there a vncviewer that supports wayland natively (without xwayland)? As of Apr 2015, I tried the following: tigervnc tightvnc realvnc vinagre The first 3 all failed with Error: Can't open ...
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How can I maximise Netbeans window from the terminal?

I am on CentOS 6 and using VNCViewer to remote in to a box which has four monitors. The problem is VNCViewer won't allow me to click on the Netbeans Window "Maximise" square, top-right, so I can ...
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Linux VNC server that adapts to noVNC client's size?

I want to allow clients to connect to a newly created VNC session on a headless Linux server using NoVNC (Web-based VNC client). NoVNC supports a great variety of clients, which include a great ...
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Fast drop-in replacement for “ssh -X” [duplicate]

I'm looking for something to provide faster X11 fowarding than ssh -X provides. I do not need a full GUI session or the ability to drop/resume user sessions. I use NX regularly, but as far as I can ...
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How to access the remote desktop of SLED 11 sp3

All, I am trying to establish the remote desktop access to my SUSE Linux from windows 7. I install the GNome as the graphic environment for SUSE. And I can started the vnc server in the SUSE. and I ...
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How to resolve issue of misconfigured vnc server on centos 7

While configuring vncserver in centos 7,the < USER >field in the vnc file gave me quite a bit of thoughts.whether it was to be replaced with the login name for accessing the ssh or some other ...
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CentOS 7 VNC users dont share desktop session

I installed VNC server on a CentOS machine. I set up a user, and then enabled the VNC server for them on startup following these steps: ...
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rc.local, su, and a bash script

I've got a bash script /usr/local/bin/startvnc that's just this: #!/bin/bash vncserver -kill :$1 sleep 2 vncserver -geometry 1250x950 :$1 And it gets called, per user, from /etc/rc.local like this: ...
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Plain remote Linux desktop on my VNC Viewer?

So for some reason my VNC Viewer is not showing any desktop icons on the remote Linux. I remember it first happened after I clicked on the button "Quit this session". I am using putty as a terminal ...
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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VNC not installing in ubuntu 12.04.5 LST

I am trying to install VNC server though putty, but it is not getting installed. I have run following command to install sudo apt-get install gnome-core sudo apt-get install vnc4server vncserver ...
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How to run Xserver with VESA driver on top using 24bpp

I am trying to trigger a bug, and to do that I need to run Xserver with VESA driver on top using 24bpp. I have qemu VMs with all sorts of distors (Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, OpenSUSE), so please feel ...
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Deleting text selection in VNC cuts it instead of deleting it

I have a VNC session running and I'd like to share the clipboard between the two systems bidirectionally. The operation that's failing is where I take a URL from my desktop's web browser, go to my vnc ...
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vnc: unable to get a shell prompt with the default opened terminal application

i am setting up a vnc server (vnc4server on mint) and i have a default xstartup file in ~/.vnc. i am using twm window manager. when i connect to the vnc server, i can authenticate successfully and see ...
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Dropbox on Ubuntu types funny

Recently installed dropbox (as per dropbox.com's instructions) on a linux VPS of mine and when I type letters aren't what they are supposed to be. The rest of the system works fine, just on the ...
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Show remote cursor on client that is connected to x11vnc server

x11vnc is running on the server, and vncviewer FullScreen=1 ViewOnly=1 UseLocalCursor=0 DotWhenNoCursor=1 computer0:5900 is being used to view the server's display on the client's display. The ...
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X11 confusion with windows/solaris/windows config

I am struggling with X11 forwarding .... I use a Windows 7 laptop to Putty onto a Sun T2000 running Solaris 10. I have got ssh -> X11 -> X11 Forwarding ticked but nothing in the the X display ...
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Can't add keyboard layout on Debian remote desktop

I want to enable Russian keyboard layout on a Debian remote desktop (connected with Xvnc). dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration changed /etc/default/keyboard as desired: # KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION ...
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How to do x2go Remote Login for Machine Initialization?

I am a cloud computer user. In order to create a new virtual machine in the cloud, usually I have to initialize it using vnc viewer in the cloud control panel before I can access it with x2go client. ...
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How to share Windows clipboard with Linux using TightVNC?

I'm connecting to my Debian squeeze server through the Windows TightVNC viewer and tightvncserver on Linux. I have put the following line in my ~/.vnc/xstartup file: autocutsel -fork However, this ...
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Why did this iptables rule block my webserver?

I was setting up Mathematica on a remote server, and needed access to the UI. I set up VNC according to http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server , and got it working, which involved making an ...
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expand screen using vnc server

Background: If you connect a 2nd monitor/projector by cable to a computer, you often can easy make the screen expand, so each monitor have there own area of the screen, and you can move windows ...
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_update-rc.d vncserver-x11-serviced defaults_ COMMAND = There is a loop between service rc.local and mountkernfs if started… ERROR

I have the latest version of Debian and have installed RealVNC on it. After installation I tried to autorun RealVNC when the system boots. So I found this: vncserver-x11-serviced - VNC® X11 ...
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Make one VNC server appear as two displays in RHEL

I have a VNC server running in virtual mode in RHEL and I am viewing it on a PC which has two screens. I can make the server use both of my screens by setting the resolution large enough: xrandr -s ...
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Start X11vnc on boot at SLIM login window

Debian 7.7 Wheezy, xorg, SLIM, i3 I'm unable to have x11vnc -usepw -forever started with SLIM, to offer a vnc connection on boot, as I do not have a monitor attached to the computer. I tried to add ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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Fedora VNC problem- getting a grey screen with three checkboxes

I have set up VNC using this guide, however, despite all my efforts, I can't seem to progress beyond this stage: with three checkboxes saying "Accept Clipboard from Viewers", "Send Clipboard to ...
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VNC-Server as a virtual X11 monitor

From a currently running X11 session, I would like to provide run a VNC server such that it appears to my system as a second, “virtual” monitor – i.e. so that I can position it using xrandr and the ...
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VNC connection times out

I have a VNC server running on a box but can't connect to it over the internet and I don't know why. Here's what I have: on server $ ps ax | grep Xvnc 21304 ? S 0:00 Xvnc4 :1 -desktop ...
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remote desktop on host

I have a host and I need people from Europe to access application on its desktop. So far I have told them to use ssh -x -C user@host and then launch an application with application& to get the app ...
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VNC & SSH : local (win-putty) -> hop (linux) -> remote (linux)

I'm gettin a headache trying to access a remote VLC & SSH. This is the situation : Local : Win box behind NAT, dynamic IP. I want to connect from here. Hop : Linux box, static IP server Remote ...
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A VNC server is already running - howcome?

[root@localhost ~]# service vncserver restart Shutting down VNC server: 11:SXYZ 12:DXYZ 13:FXYZ [FAILED] Starting VNC server: 11:SXYZ A VNC server is already running as :11 ...
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How to login to same session with same user using xrdp and tigervnc-server?

I have Centos 6.4 with Gnome2, I'm accessing it through its xrdp (Version 0.5.0) and Xvnc TigerVNC 1.1.0 services. The clients machine are an Android tablet and a Windows 7 PC, these are using ...
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vncserver-x11 binary not found!

In which package I can find vncserver-x11 binary? I installed x11vnc and I found only x11vnc binary.I don't have any package named vncserver-x11 in repository. $uname -a Linux 3.2.0-67-generic ...
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Connect to a remote linux server that is in default setup, not configured to be connected?

In our Company we have an internal-wikipedia-like help site. The Problem is, the MindTouch-Wiki is out of date, so i have to update it! The Problem is, its running virtual. Its Ubuntu 7.7 In ...
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Understanding “vncserver -list” with respect to Xvnc processes

I have a pretty standard setup on a Centos 6.5 VM. I've configured VNC sessions to start at boot per CentOS's wiki VNCSERVERS="1:root 2:moe 3:curly" VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 640x480" ...
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Why VNC performance seems to have dropped over the years?

I've been using VNC since around 2000 (even earlier), back then I used a 19k cellular modem to connect to my desktop. Lately I've been connecting to my Ubuntu desktop from my Android phone. It seems ...
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How to source /etc/profile and .bashrc while starting vncserver

I have an installation of RHEL5.10 (2.6.18-371.11.1.el5) with vncserver: # rpm -qa | grep vnc libvncserver-0.9.7-2.el5 vnc-server-4.1.2-14.el5_6.6 x11vnc-0.9.13-8.el5 While my other installations ...
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Centos 7 and VNC access right?

UPDATE: I posted on the Tiger VNC forum and someone suggested that this may be a result of PolicyKit (now called PolKit, I believe). Does anyone know how to change this policy? These are all ...
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Transfer X from monitor to remote machine

I want to remote login to another laptop to continue working on session left over. VNC is slow because it's bandwith hog. I know (or I think I know) that it's not latency, it's bandwith because the ...
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kill or kick all clients from a running vncserver without restarting the server

I encounter quite often the problem, that I want to kick all connected clients from a running vncserver. Even better would be to be able to kick / kill even certain clients. With netstat -tupa | grep ...
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Starting a VNC session on a new X display

I'm currently using x11vnc to share my existing X session over VNC. What I'd like to do is to start a new X session/display which would work and act exactly like the existing one, except wouldn't be ...
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Remotely turn off display output?

I'm using x11vnc and SSH to tunnel VNC remotely to my local machine. One of the interesting side-effects of this is that as I use my work computer from home, my coworkers will see me moving around ...
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xtightvnc through ssh gateway — connection refused

Following setup: homepc -> gateway -> workpc workpc:~$ tightvncserver :12 homepc:~$ ssh -N gatewayuser@gateway -L 1212:workpc:5912 Now I try to connect via homepc:~$ xtightvncviewer ...