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

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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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VNC-Server as a virtual X11 monitor to expand screen

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 drag/...
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How to configure xorg.conf for widescreen VNC on headless Linux/Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 Box configured to run headless. I've managed to boot X headless by a lot of trial and error but I still have a glitch: When booting using the monitor, it all works ok, widescreen ...
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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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Why VNC not showing actual Remote Desktop

Ok i installed vnc server on RHEL 5.9 and also installed Tightvnc viewer on windows 7 and from RHEL i started vncserver and assigned the password using vncpasswd. Then from tightvnc viewer i gave the ...
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Setting up vnc server and no physical display : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I am trying to setup a vnc server on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which has unity desktop installed. I do not want to install other desktop environment. I started with installing x11vncserver and later realized ...
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vnc server setup in RHEL machines

Lab setup I recently setup a lab with 10 RHEL machines for big data computation using Map/Reduce frameworks. The lab was setup in a closed network in such a way that all the machines had static IP ...
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Read the EXISTING content from another terminal

How may I read the EXISTING output content from another terminal, like an SSH terminal? The scenario is I ran a program in a GUI session but later on I need to read its output remotely without ...
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Setting up cross platform VNC system

Here's my intention: I have a main system running Windows 10. I have two GUI systems running Mint 18.2 that I wish to connect to and control from the Windows system. All three systems are connected to ...
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can't start x11vnc without attached monitor

I'd like to setup x11vnc (or any other vnc server) to start at boot-time. The display manager is kdm, the distribution is Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I try to start x11vnc, I'm getting this errors: $ ...
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Enable remote desktop for Gnome from command line?

I am trying to set up some automation scripts to set up a Linux environment. I would like to enable remote desktop sharing without the user having to actually use the GUI to do so. My plan is to write ...
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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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How can I forward sound over VNC?

I use TightVNC and Remmina Remote Desktop to connect my Raspberry Pi to my Ubuntu laptop over VNC. It works great for the most part, except for the fact that there is no sound. I have googled all ...
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How to connect to x11vnc server on Linux from OS X (macOS)?

When I'm trying to connect to x11vnc server started on Ubuntu 16.10 x11vnc The "Screen Sharing" app on on OS X 10.11.6 just hangs. How can I fix this?
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How to remote Linux desktop with audio support

I have a Debian PC (Server) and I would like to remote this machine from one client (Windows, Ubuntu,..) and be able to hear the sound from the server. I tried some tools (Radmin, RealVNC, but I can'...
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VNC send Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 to server

I've been trying to figure this out now for a while, I'm connecting to virtual machines through VNC, and by default you get a graphical or ncurses interface, and CTRL+ALT+F3 takes you to a console ...
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What numeric key codes do I need to send for the magic sysrq functionality in a VNC session?

I have access to the system console of a KVM guest through VNC. What key codes do I need to send for the magic sysrq sequence (Ctrl+Alt+"REISUB") in Linux? Edit: In Linux under qemu, running showkey ...
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VNC-Server as a virtual X11 monitor to expand screen problem

I tried to follow this To create a virtual screen on my display so I can show it on a remote monitor with a vnc client but when I try to add my mode xrandr --addmode VIRTUAL1 xrandr will tell me I ...
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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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xfreerdp microphone forwarding, but Windows says “No audio devices are installed”

I'm using xfreerdp to connect to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard as a regular user. I need to use participate in a telecon using Skype for Business. Therefore, I need to forward both audio 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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VNC Server: Disable local screen when remote VNC client connects

There is a Linux desktop/server co-located at location-b. I am stationed at location-a and use a VNC client to connect to location-b. To prevent others from watching my desktop actions, how can I ...
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Remote desktop on Debian 9 with cinnamon desktop

I have two machines: 1 - $Clients: dual-boot of Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on a laptop. 2 - $Server: GNU/Linux Debian 9 Cinnamon 64-bit I would like to connect from $...
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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 titles. ...
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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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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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Is it possible to keep a vnc server alive after log out?

I am using OpenSUSE and I have created a script that launches at startup the x11vnc server. But when the user logs out x11vnc is killed. I want it to start again automatically. Here the script I wrote....
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Teamviewer: Not ready

I have a kind of virtual machine with CentOS 7 in my school, but I need to work from my home. So I follow a tutorial to install Gnome and other to create a VNC server, all this to install TeamViewer. ...
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Is there some way to unlock server host's screen from VNC client side?

I am running vino server on a laptop, and a vinagre on another. Both run Lubuntu 18.04. When the first laptop' Lubuntu 18.04 has screen locked, the vinagre on the other shows a black screen, and ...
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Remote support: routing RDP over ssh tunnel?

I want to replace TeamViewer with a FOSS solution. I need to support some remote computers. I have a working SSH tunnel set up between two computers using a middleman server like this: Kubuntu_laptop-...
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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 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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Tightvnc server on debian closes the connection when I open a program

I installed TightVNC server on my Debian Wheezy machine. I'm using KDE. I'm able to connect to the server, but as soon as I click on any icon on the desktop of the server, the client loses the ...
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QEMU over ssh without using vncviewer

It seems that when I want to run qemu-system-x86_64 on a node via ssh -Y, I have to connect to the guest via VNC. So, here is an example: [mahmood@rocks7 ~] ssh -Y compute-0-0 [mahmood@compute-0-0 ~] ...
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VNC seems to break CLIPBOARD and PRIMARY

I'm using VNC Viewer 5.3.2 (r19179) x64 on a Windows 10 machine to connect to a VNC Server (Virtual Mode) 5.3.2 (r19476) x64 running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. My issue is concerning copy and ...
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How can I install wine and vncserver as well as update software on Red Hat with no subscription?

I would like to update and install some software on a Red Hat machine but have no subscription and don't plan on getting one. To get Wine I'm following this tutorial. After doing yum groupinstall '...