In computing, Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a graphical desktop sharing system that uses the RFB protocol to remotely control another computer. It transmits the keyboard and mouse events from one computer to another, relaying the graphical screen updates back in the other direction, over a ...

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What alternatives to VNC are there for Linux?

Are there (preferably free) alternatives to VNC on Linux? Is there different remote desktop technologies for Linux or is it all based around VNC? EDIT: Thanks symcbean for your comment, good point. ...
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Linux Remote Desktop with username/password authentication

The environment at the moment is a selection of windows and Linux (RHEL 4/5 and SLES 10/11) whereby VNC access to the windows boxes works using ultravnc and providing a username/password combination ...
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Rollout VNC to all XP desktops via Group Policy?

I would like to roll out a VNC solution that will allow me to connect to all the client computers on my windows networks. Any recommendations appreciated.
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How can I connect to my XEN VMs using VNC?

Does every VM in XEN have a VNC server running for it? If so, how do I connect to this VNC session, this would be VERY helpful for me! I'd like to be able to tunnel a connection to my server via SSH, ...
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Connecting to xen domU console using vnc

To follow this question : Cannot connect to Xen domU via VNC if X isn't installed on domU I'm able to connect using VNC but only see the login screen, not the whole boot process log (and pygrub ...
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Remote support via VPN without split tunnel

my title might not be very clear, but I'll explain my setup in more detail now. We have several customers (companies) that need to be remotely supported. At these customers we have servers running ...
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GDM login screen is not displayed with VNC

I set up VNC server with xinetd. Also configured GDM so that XDMCP is enabled. VNC connection seems okay, but GDM login screen is not shown. Instead I can only see old bare X screen (gray meshed ...
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How to Run vnc4server on Ubuntu in Certain Resolution?

There's a headless Ubuntu instance used as a host for our build server. I have some UI code that requires some graphical output. Installing a vnc4server and redirecting a DISPLAY to it worked like a ...
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Windows VNC server with command line interface

I am trying to find a VNC server (preferably open source) for Windows platform with CLI. GUI is optional. Most of popular VNC servers say they provide CLI, but in reality all those command line ...
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Automatic deployment of VNC server to remote terminals (PC's) via Remote Desktop

We have several remote, unmanned terminals where I require a VNC server, as using Remote Desktop prevents others using the terminals. Often the connection to one of these is extremely slow, and ...
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How to convert non key, value java arguments to applet params? (args like -Xmx64m)

I'm trying to use xvpviewer (based on TightVNC) to VNC into my VMs running on Citirx XenServer. There are a couple of caveats required with trusting the certificate from XenServer which I've got ...
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Remote Management/VNC Mac OSX Server 10.6 from Windows Server 2008

What is the most compatible/reliable software to remote manage an osx server using windows server? I tried to activate the remote management from osx server then use remote desktop login from ...
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VNC over SSH on open Tunnel

Is it possible to bind VNC server to a open SSH tunnel? I have a tablet that has initiated a reverse ssh tunnel to my server. This works fine over port 8080. I need to now bind to this port from my ...
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Xinetd , vncserver memory requirement

I am installing the following on a low memory system: vnc4server xinetd xterm openbox obconf I will only occasionally be logging into the vncs for some admin work. My question is: 1) Does xinetd ...
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VNC connection via SSH proxy machine

I would like to make a VNC connection from home to a Windows machine at work. The Windows machine is not accessible from the outside, but there is a Linux box that does have port 22 open, so it would ...
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Unable to SSH to server unless a VNC connection is first established

I have recently set up an Ubuntu 10.10 (32bit) server on a VPS host. Following the Ubuntu installer I added OpenSSH. Very little else has been installed and it's the default OpenSSH configuration. ...
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TigerVNC - how to change quality?

I'm using tigerVNC and I'm quite satisfied with it but I can't seem to be able to change the quality level. Appending arguments behind $vncviewer like QualityLevel=4 doesn't help, because it is ...
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Multiple VNC servers on network

I am wondering if anyone has been able to create multiple VNC servers on the same network. I have conquered 2, but once I try to do 6 at the same time, it seems impossible. I was told to try port ...
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PC to MAC Ethernet LAN

I'm trying to setup VNC between a (Windows XP) PC and a MAC (OS X) for semi-permanent installation in a space, but I can't even get the PC to ping the mac. I've got an ethernet cable running between ...
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Snow leopard: Remote display server?

I am looking for a way to use a Mac computer with Snow Leopard from a remote machine. I know Snow Leopard has a VNC server built-in, but this has two drawbacks: The VNC server is attached to the ...
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VNC over xinetd doesn't starts vncserver

in Debian Lenny, using TightVNC 1.3.9 I can setup a VNC server manually by using vncserver -query localhost -once -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 :1 But then, as I have read is a better option, I use ...
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VNC into workstations, send messages etc?

I am using Windows Server 2008 with Windows XP workstations. Occasionally I flick though the workstations at random and see what people are doing. Sometimes, albeit rarely, I see them doing something ...
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enabling XDMCP in XFCE w/ GDM (VNC Server in XFCE)

Using XFCE4, I'm trying to enable XDMCP for it. In fact what I'm looking for is to setup a VNC server with TightVNC in a machine running XFCE4. I already managed to connect via x11vnc but this ...
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x11vnc working in Ubuntu 10.10

I'm trying to start x11vnc in a Ubuntu 10.10 (my server is in Amazon EC2), but I have the next error $ sudo x11vnc -forever -usepw -httpdir /usr/share/vnc-java/ -httpport 5900 -auth /usr/sbin/gdm ...
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Terminal server for Linux

What are the features of graphical terminal servers and technologies available for Linux? is it open source/free how well does it scale management (?) what's the network usage, susceptibility to ...
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Setup a secure Peer to Peer connection over WIFI?

In my company we sometimes setup PC in hard to reach places. These PCs have WIFI USB dongles, and I want to control them from my laptop using VNC. How do I setup a secure P2P connection over WIFI? ...
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Cannot connect to Xen domU via VNC if X isn't installed on domU

I'm trying to build a Xen domU that can be connected through the Xen's VNC server. Below is the template (actually it's generated by OpenNebula): name = 'one-153' #O CPU_CREDITS = 256 memory = '128' ...
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VNC Job scheduling

Does anyone have any experience with synchronizing files across multiple machines at set times through VNC? Is there any software that can do this, looks like tightVNC is not capable of scheduling ...
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problems connecting through vncviewer

I am currently connecting ok, but all that displays is a black screen in windows vncviewer. I looked at the log and this is what I got. Can someone help explain? Sun Oct 31 16:20:01 2010 vncext: ...
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VNC application/terminal server

Which software should I use, if I want to set up a linux VNC terminal server that works in this way: The VNC server should be able to accept up to X simultanous connections on the same port 5900. The ...
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VNC a Specific App Only

I have an arbitrary application (perhaps several) running on a server, and I want a remote client to be able to connect to the server and use a specific application (and only that application). In the ...
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Access VNC on Ubuntu through web browser?

I want to install desktop GUI on my Ubuntu server (for development usage) and then be able to see my remote screen through the web browser with VNC. Is this possible? If so, could you provide me some ...
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VNC Serve Part of Desktop

Is it possible to only serve a specified box of your desktop via VNC, instead of the entire thing?
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Can someone explain how NX works?

I can't seem to find much about how the NX protocol actually works. I have heard it does something with sending X11 commands. But does this mean that the listening clients need to have an x server to ...
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CentOS - XServer, VNC, Display conflict

Here's what I want to do: I need to set up this computer so that the physical output display, via the primary display port, is duplicated when someone connects via vnc. Here's the problem: I can ...
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connecting to OS X remote management VNC from Linux or Windows

OSX box has remote management enabled (AppleVNCServer) and port 5900 open. Using tightvnc/ultravnc/realvnc can't connect because of "security protocol mismatch" (don't have the exact phrase). Googling ...
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Is there a tool that will allow concurrent remote sessions into an iMac?

Looking for 2+ users to be able to remote into an iMac we have and each have their own session. Machine is going to be used as a platform to develop for iOS as well as a general purpose machine. I ...
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Running Flash on a headless Solaris box

Our build server is a Solaris box, and I'm trying to run a suite of FlexUnit tests as part of the automated build process. This works by compiling a swf movie with a suite of automated unit tests. ...
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Can connect to VNC only when computer is connected to another vnc server

I am having issues with a VNC. I am currently using Windows XP with UltraVNC. I am unable to connect to a vnc server. The only way for me to connect to the server is if I am connected to another VNC ...
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How can OpenGL graphics be displayed remotely using VNC?

I am attempting to run a program that uses OpenGL to render a model in a viewport through VNC unsuccessfully. The error message I receive is - Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":1.0". It was ...
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x11vnc, how to enable shift-key?

The shift key won't work through VNC to my Ubuntu server except for the characters ÅÄÖ. I'm using UTF-8 and sv_SE as locale. I find no options or settings that I can set nor do I find any information ...
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VNC keystrokes not sending to remote desktop

I'm using TightVNC to connect from my work computer (Fedora) to my home desktop (Windows 7). For some reason when I attempt to type in the remote desktop (vnc viewer) the keystrokes aren't sending to ...
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Why doesn't drag and drop work on my Ubuntu based VNC desktop?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid (10.4) x86_64 as a guest system on a headless Debian Lenny Xen hypervisor. On the Ubuntu machine, I run an X-server with a normal Gnome Desktop which is only reachable through ...
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How to configure VNC in Ubuntu 10.04 server edition

I have found next instruction on how to do that Install packages. Code: sudo apt-get install x11vnc vnc-java Set up a password for clients. Code: x11vnc -storepasswd Open up ports 5800 and 5900 on ...
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VNC connection to Windows XP

I have a Win XP work laptop with a VPN connection to our corporate network. The laptop is rather old and the screen is very small, so when at home I'd like to use it thru VNC (running Ubuntu). I'm ...
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What's the most efficient way to set up an a remote desktop server with Linux?

I need my Windows users to have a remote desktop (via RDP or VNC, I suppose, or maybe there's something better) on a Linux server to run desktop applications (the most important of which is a Win32 ...
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Does X.org and VNC serers requide a video card?

Can I use VBoxHeadless virtual machine as a X-server for remote users?
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Configuring RealVNC to accept copy/paste on a remote server

So, I'm using RealVNC Viewer locally (Mac OSX 10.6) and connecting to a VNC Server on a remote machine (Debian - I'm no Unix expert). I want to be able to copy and paste at the command line, but ...
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OSX Server VNC configuration

We've had a good deal of trouble configuring our Xserves so that various systems can reliably connect to them via VNC. One particular sore spot has been making the built-in screen sharing client on ...
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How to configure VNC in Linux Suse

I am trying to configure openSUSE 11.2 "Emerald" for Remote access, and having a problem What I have done: Using YaST -> Network Devices -> Remote Administering -> Allow Remote Administration ...