I use Linux Deploy to run desktop Linux distributions on my Android devices. The way it works is the I start the system in the LD app, and then I go to VNC Viewer on the same device to get a GUI.

Now, suppose if I wanted to access this same Linux installation from my laptop (OS X). Could I use a VNC client to connect directly from there?

I don't mean having a second VNC connecting from Android to OS X.

I mean connecting the VNC hosted by Linux Deploy directly to a recipient client on OS X.

Is it possible to do it via a USB cable? And is that faster than connecting both the Android device and the laptop to the same WiFi network?

Is it possible to host a hotspot with the Android device, connect the laptop to it and then do VNC over that?

Obviously the connection should happen locally, not over the Internet.


Yes, it worked out of the box. I hosted a hotspot with my phone, connected my laptop to that WiFi, and the VNC client on OS X could connect just like that.

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