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

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Raspberry Pi VNC to shell

I have a Raspberry Pi (with Raspbian Jessie) since yesterday and already installed some usefull tools - e.g. TightVNC. I configured it and it works fine, but now I want to stop my raspberry from ...
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How come I can login to another person's session over vnc just by changing the port number?

I have a user account on a server administered by someone else. I don't have root access. The server is CentOS 7. I couldn't connect over vnc on the usual port I use, so I ssh'd into the server and ...
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Using VNC without unlocking the lock screen locally

Currently I use VNC to connect to a virtual desktop on my Fedora workstation, which for the most part works fine. But ideally I'd like to connect to my active session on the workstation and access ...
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How to customize window manager for VNC?

I am new to VNC setup and right now out of ideas what to do. My configuration -- VNC server on openSUSE 13.2 plus VNC viewer on Windows. It works. However it works with twm, and I would like to have ...
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Port forwarding error

I am trying to use VNC on my KVM guest, following this guide: http://blog.scottlowe.org/2013/08/21/accessing-vnc-consoles-of-kvm-guests-via-ssh/ This is the ssh command I am using from my host: ...
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Unable to start vncserver in RHEL 7

Following the instructions from Redhat documentation (TigerVNC), I've installed VNCserver in RHEL 7. When I try to start the vncserver service, it returns an error #systemctl start vncserver@:1....
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Where are minimized windows in naked Xvnc4? How to restore minimized windows?

I am running VNC server as described here: No windows frames on VNC screen I am running only few applications, so I have empty desktop and terminal in the beginning. If I run some application, like ...
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No windows frames on VNC screen

I am trying to configure good virtual desktop on my headless headless Ubuntu 14.04 server. Unfortunately, I see the following picture when open remote screen: I.e. windows have no frames and ...
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VNC connection to a Linux VM just shows a gray screen… but isn't gnome running?

I have a few years of experience with using Linux on the command line, but this is my first time trying to set it up with a GUI. I'm on CentOS 7 (64 bit) and I've run the following commands: yum ...
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Creating a virtual X11 output with Nvidia driver

I'm attempting to follow this guide to extend the desktop on computer A to computer B by creating a virtual output on computer A and using vnc to display the virtual output on computer B. The ...
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TigerVNC is running, but not listening on any port?

I'm on CentOS 7 with TigerVNC installed. I have started it up (I think), but I can't connect to it. Here's what leads me to think it's running: $ vncserver -list TigerVNC server sessions: X ...
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OpenSuse minimal server doesn't boot after restart

I am trying to configure a remote server running OpenSuse 13.2 x64 minimal and I believe I have messed something up since the server will not boot anymore after issuing shutdown -r now. Since I only ...
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What does :0 mean in vnc configuration?

When I configured VNC server there were strings VNCSERVERS="1:oracle" VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 800x600" When I connected via VNC and run w command, I saw that current display is :1. [oracle@...
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Kill LXDE when disconnecting from VNC

I've managed to set up LXDE to start only when I connect over VNC. But I'm putting together a small web server that has low CPU and RAM. LXDE is really cool because it requires only a little of that ...
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X11 Server Cap Lock and scrolling problems on CentOS 6

I am having problems with the cap locks key, when using vncviewer to remote on to a CentOS box running X11 v0.9.13-8. I cannot upgrade the x11 as i'm stuck on CentOS 6. The problem is that the Cap ...
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x11vnc and -unixpw_cmd option

X11vnc server stores the passwords nearly in plaintext (there is an option to get the password back from the password file). Therefore i want to implement a password check using sha256 or another ...
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Why is my R graphics device not refreshing and gets drawn so slowly through VNC?

The plotting speed of the graphics device is extremely slow when I use a VNC connection. The rest of the connection works perfectly fine so I cannot blame the network, it is specifically R devices ...
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can't launch android emulator while logged in over vnc?

i have a headless box running bbqlinux that i'm trying to use as an android-studio development box. when i go to launch an .avd in the emulator, i receive this error: Cannot launch AVD in emulator ...
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Can two USB RNDIS gadgets with the same IP connect to one computer's VNC servers?

I have two android gadgets set to USB tether mode, connecting to one computer. I'd like to have one gadget connect to VNC on port 5900 and the other on port 5902. When they're both connected, the ...
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Time is not synchronized in Linux VM

I am using one Linux VM through VNC viewer from my Windows machine. What I am seeing is that time between two is not synchronized. It seems that the VM is about 5 minutes delayed from Windows (windows ...
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How to let Qemu autoselect a listening port for Spice?

I'm switching some VMs from VNC display type to SPICE. VNC display type offers a very handy to= parameter allowing QEMU to automatically use the first free port from a defined range: -display vnc=...
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enabling vnc after using virt-install

I've created a virtual machine using virt-install with graphics --none. I want to enable vnc. I've tried virsh -c qemu:///system qemu-monitor-command vm171-SC-1 --hmp change vnc :3 but it doesn't ...
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tightvncserver same version different behaviour

I'm not sure if this belongs on StackOverflow or here, but since the programs work on one version of Ubuntu, I try here. We have a small python application that starts a virtual X display on the ...
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VNC rendering is all fragmented

I have my VNC server so configured, that it requires me to establish an ssh tunnel and connect to it on localhost:1 with my vncviewer. Now the connectivity seems to work fine but the rendering of the ...
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How to run vncserver as a user (not root)?

I'd like to remote access a desktop of a specfic user and not a root desktop; however when I run the vncserver it always produces a rooted desktop. This could be related to the installation of ...
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Required new 'X' desktop for VNC?

I'm on Raspberry pi 2, running Raspian, and using Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the tightvncserver. I don't think I should have to start a new 'X' desktop each time I want to VNC into the pi, but whenever ...
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Problem accessing server with VNC

I'm at a loss, I have followed the guide on https://www.linode.com/docs/applications/remote-desktop/using-vnc-to-operate-a-desktop-on-ubuntu-12-04 to configure my headless server to allow access via ...
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Sometimes-but-not-always tiny font via VNC?

I'm using tightvncserver on a Debian 7.8 to access the machine from Windows. The Windows machine has a 4K resolution, so I've manually set the -geometry to be quite large. The first couple times I ...
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Creating X11VNC Server Initscript not successful on boot (manually started works)

I have installed X11VNC and starting it on a running System (with X and XFCE running) in a terminal does work. I have written a startup script (used the skeleton in /etc/init.d/skeleton) for that. ...
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Running VNC viewer from windows 8.1 to Debian Jessie, doesn't work

I'm trying to implement a vncviewer on my windows 8.1 to remote my server running Debian Jessie with DE Gnome 3.14.1 but it doesn't work. I've verified my xstartup file and it looks like this: #!/...
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Booting into VNCViewer on a Raspberry Pi.

Here's my problem. I'm new to Linux scripting and RasPi and I am beating my head against the wall on an issue. I want to use this raspi for displaying a vm using VNC. I got VNC installed. Created a ....
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CDE and AIX nothing work

On other unix systems,simply set "dtsession" on .xstartup file of vnc start the cde session. On aix i have this problem when i start the session,appear only an error message The DT messaging system ...
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KRDC to Debian machine gives blue screen on reboot

I have two Debian machines, using XRDP on one and KRDC on the other to create an RDP connection between the two. This process works fine, until I reboot the server. Then, most often, after the server ...
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Host linux distro without GUI?

I saw this video on Youtube: Run Kali Linux on Android The phone uses the app: Linux deploy, which uses the phone to host the distro, but there's is no GUI. The only way to connect to Kali, is by ...
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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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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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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: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-...
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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 ...