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

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Can not get a VNC Remote session to Gnome 3.6.2 with Fedora 18

I have installed Fedora 18 with Gnome desktop and installed tigervnc-server. This same setup has worked fine with several other computers with Fedora 17, allowing me to do remote connections with ...
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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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Differences between VNC and ssh -X

Why would you use VNC (or for that matter NX) instead of just using ssh -X (-Y). I read that VNC uses less bandwidth, but is there any other differences/advantages with respective tool?
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xsetroot, xterm and twm are not found when starting XRDP/Xvnc (on Cent OS)

I am trying to install xrdp service on one my VPS server, and though all installed successfully I get following error after connecting via Windows MSTSC service. Following are the resources I have ...
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Task Switcher inside VNC

I run a VNC client (tightvnc) along with other applications on a Windows machine. Inside my VNC session, I typically have several xterms and gvim windows open. How can I switch between the ...
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VNC on elementary os

I installed elementary OS on my laptop and tried to install VNC server. First I installed vnc4server, opened and logged from phone. On screen I saw: failed to load session gnome How do I need to ...
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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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Blender not starting Lubuntu 13.04 PowerPC

I have installed Blender via apt-get on a PowerPC G4 Mac Mini running Lubuntu 13.04, and now it will not start over VNC. Output from running blender in the terminal: Color management: using fallback ...
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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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Vino server not responding(refreshing) to remote client in Ubuntu 14.10

I have 2 Vino servers installed on 2 different machines having Ubuntu 14.10 with almost same configuration. The thing is in one of the machines, the Desktop Sharing of server at 5900 works fine and we ...
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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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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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Keep my VNC-session alive

I have installed VNC and xrdp on my computer, so I can access it everywhere. I have added a new user, vnc, which I use when I connect to my computer. When I connect via VNC to my computer, with my ...
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Run Qt Widget program on VPS with Xorg running over VNC

I want to start simple Qt program on my remote VPS. So I installed Xorg, BlackBox and x11vnc. It works good and I can connect to the server with VNC client. I see grey screen and if I run xterm & ...
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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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VNC into login screen (instead of user's desktop)

I'm using RasPi B+ with Raspian from Noobs, lightdm, lxde There are various descriptions out there on how to set up TightVNC on a RasPi, most of them VNC into root's desktop or another ...
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Is there a shutdown/restart command for x11VNC? - Linux (Debian)

I am running Linux (Debian). I recently installed the x11VNC server on my computer. I found the command to start the server is: x11vnc -display :0 I have been searching but did not find any ...
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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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_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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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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Configuring default resolution and color depth for RealVNC's vncserver-x11-serviced?

When searching the web for information about how to configure the default resolution and color depth for RealVNC sessions, I always come across stuff that talks about passing commandline parameters to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to have the login screen through VNC in Oracle Linux?

Basically what I am looking for is similar feature like RDP on Windows. I should be able to view the login screen through VNC Viewer. Even if server is restarted I should still be able to access it ...
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How to get Evolution to run in VNC on Debian/Wheezy?

For many years I've been in the habit of, when away from home, VNC-ing (over ssh) back into my "home machine" and running Evolution (for email, contacts etc) in a tightvncserver environment there. ...
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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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Why can't I start a VNC session using the randr flag?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and can successfully run vncserver (which ultimately links to /usr/bin/vnc4server) and connect with my client, and I can also add the -geometry flag ...
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virt-manager copy paste functionality to the vm

Anyone know how to get Virtual Manager to install copy-paste functionality to the Virtual Machine? Can't find anything on Google.
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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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How to access a RHEL desktop remotely without unlocking the screen?

I usually leave a lot of processes running on my RHEL 6 workstation, and sometimes need to access the desktop remotely on my Macbook. I have used Screen Sharing on Mac and it works fine, except that ...
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Change default X server to vnc debian

My question is quite simple - I have a Debian Wheezy box running a default X desktop. I have installed tightvncserver but I want to make it my default x server - so that when X starts, instead of ...
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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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Linux VPS host with graphical interface using RDP (not VNC)

Our CEO's latest brain-waive is "More people will use our software product if it were all accessible from the web". He wants to dump a lot of (but not enough) resources in to taking a complex ...
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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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How can I resume/save work in a to-be-killed VNC session

I run VNC server at CentOS 6.4 and VNC client at windows machine. For some reason, VNC is not working properly today; there is no response of normal key presses, some mouse clicks work (changing ...