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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Set VNC password

I need some help here. Is there a way to set the VNC password without a user interaction? When I run vncpasswd it prompts for a password and then verification of it. I would like to change the ...
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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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Error initializing VNC client in Guacamole

I am trying to allow remote desktop connection to users on a LAN to a machine running Ubuntu 14.04. I have setup Guacamole (using these instructions) and I am able to connect to the web-application, ...
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How to configure RealVNC to use dual displays full screen

The setup is the following: VMWare ESXi5.0 Virtualisation server running a virtual machine Win7. This virtual machine is configured to have 2x Generic Non-PNP displays both at 1920x1200 resolution. ...
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Shadowing with x0vncserver - No mouse pointer

I am working on a solution to shadow a user's X session in a multiuser desktop environment. If one wants to shadow a session they use my script. My script sets the proper XAUTHORITY environment ...
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“Unable to open display ” “” error on VNC Server

I'm trying to run a GUI for my CentOS 6 server. I've installed VNC, and I have followed this guide through to the end - http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server Once the VNC server is started, I try ...
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Cannot connect to Openstack Instance via horizon, but SSH works?

I've got an OpenStack deployment running inside a VM for testing purposes. My setup is as follows: Host Ubuntu x64 with Virtualbox -> Guest Ubuntu x64 with OpenStack -> Ubuntu X64 Server Test ...
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VNC on Windows Server 2008 R2

Has anyone gotten VNC on Windows Server 2008 R2 to work?
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Blank screen when connecting to vino-server (debian jessy) with realvnc client

Trying to connect to a Debian machine running gnome. It actually worked OK (until I've changed hostname and rebooted) Now all I get is a blank - black screen after connecting I've removed xstartup ...
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What alternatives to VNC are there for Linux? [closed]

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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Installing Windows 2012 KVM Guest on Ubuntu 14.10 - unable to VNC into guest

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 (x64) host, and I am using KVM to setup a Windows 2012 R2 guest VM on it. I am using the virt-install command to set things up. I have setup a bridge network in ...
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Running a VNC client without X

Think about a classroom equiped with a linux-KVM server and some tiny PCs (Raspbery Pis, Odroid, and such). I would like to control a desktop VM on the linux-KVM server from a tiny client with ...
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KVM / QEMU: connect to VM without GUI [closed]

Short Version (Solution is below): I have a Windows PC. I have a Debian server (without desktop environment). I have a Ubuntu VM running on Debian server via KVM/QEMU. Question: How can I connect to ...
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XRDP fails to join sessions in certain scenarios

I'm trying to configure xrdp on CentOS 7 to join to already existing sessions. This functionality is partially present at the moment and here's what I mean by partially: when I xrdp from windows ...
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Can not display Proxmox console due to Connection time out

When I try to open console in proxmox ve nothing happens and I see this error in logs: no connection : Connection timed out TASK ERROR: command '/bin/nc -l -p 5900 -w 10 -c '/usr/sbin/qm vncproxy 100 ...
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Logging out of Screen Share bumps you into a local session

I noticed some scary behavior while testing Screen Sharing on macs. I have root logged in locally on an imac. I use Screen Sharing from a different mac, choosing to "Log In" such that it doesn't ...
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Set VNC Server as Display Environment Linux

I am using Amazon Web Services as my server for my website. I am trying to run a graphical application on my server. In my attempts to do this I set up a vnc server. I am able to see the desktop once ...
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Vnc Viewer does not connecting but Windows Remote Desktop works

I just purchased a VPS and configured a remote desktop, it works fine with Windows Remote Desktop. but it can't be connected with VNC viewer. I assumed maybe RDs using different ports so executed ...
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Server doesn't boot after installing X Window System

I've been trying to install XFCE to use with VNC on a Centos 7 server but every time I install X Window System the server doesn't boot. Always with the dracut error: /dev/md1 does not exists Boot ...
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Can't connect to VNC server via OpenVPN

I've got the problem with connecting via VNC to remote computer. Connection goes through OpenVPN and I'm routing 5900 port to localhost.. ssh -p(port) -L5900:vpn adress of machine:5900 ...
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Safely wake up black VNC screen cloud servers

What is the safest way to wake up a cloud server (Windows & Linux) via VNC using the keyboard. Looking into a taking a screen grab of a large number of servers (Windows & Linux) using the ...
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CentOS7 KVM - Mouse is “off” on the console with virt-manager

I am managing a KVM host with virt-manager from a Windows 8.1 PC. I have XMING\PuTTY installed on the PC w\ X11 Forwarding. I SSH to the KVM host and run virt-manager. I noticed that the mouse is ...
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Moving an already-running process to Screen

My office job routinely sees me connected to a Linux box via VNC. Sometimes I start a remote job on the console, and realize later that it runs much longer than expected. (Should have started that ...
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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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Remotely set VNC service password

After a Windows update I cannot connect to a Windows Server 2008 machine via RDP. As an alternative, I remotely installed UltraVNC using PsExec. The WinVNC service starts successfully but when I try ...
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Lost vncserver connection after EC2 instance reboot

I was able to get the vnc remote desktop working in AWS EC2 with an Red Hat Linux instance (it is basically Centos 7). The following were the steps: ssh into the instance sudo yum update sudo yum ...
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Limiting TightVNC Server's number of concurrent sessions

I have a Raspberry Pi, and I'm using TightVNC Server to access remotely. My /etc/init.d/tightvnc file (which is just the service that launches at boot) looks like this: #!/bin/sh # ...
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crashed VNC sessions detect and killing

I have following issue: Many users create VNC session and after that they forget about them. After some time these sessions crash and start to consume about 100% power. Then somebody has to manually ...
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noVNC console on Openstack Dashboard is rendering garbled UI on RHEL7

I am running nova-compute on RHEL7. Openstack dashboard's noVNC console is rendering garbled UI for any instance having a UI console. Can somebody please help out? This is working just fine on RHEL65 ...
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Allowing remote server access while preventing file transfers [closed]

I am setting up a Linux server that needs to: (1) Allow remote access. (2) Prevent files from being downloaded. Specifically, the server holds data that users will be analyzing, building models with, ...
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Connection Refused RealVNC and Same with Remote Desktop Program Windows Server 2012

So i set up a virtual machine on QEMU on my linux machine hoping to get some windows server running but when i tried to set up RDP i couldn't connect through my client. So i thought i'd try RealVNC ...
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Is there a downside to installing VNC?

We have an Intel NUC in my university's language department that will soon host a web application used by faculty and students in the department. The NUC runs Ubuntu (14.10). I'm comfortable with the ...
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How to find which screen (and thus port) the VNC UI for a kvm guest has? Or how to assign it

Is there a straightforward way to find the VNC screen (i.e. port number minus 5900) onto which a KVM guest is bound? My guests are all configured to run with VNC enabled, but the order in which they ...
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Linux RDP/VNC/SSH Client [closed]

I use loads of machines daily. Each uses different connection methods, either remote desktop, VNC or SSH. My desktop is Linux, it would be nice if I had a tabbed interface for them all so I don't ...
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Use graphical DomU (X11 for Linux, regular UI for Windows) from Dom0 without any GUI on Dom0

I am creating a Xen (para)virtualization setup, with two DomU's: a Windows 10 client install, on HVM, and an Linux client install with X11, on PV. Dom0 is a non-graphical Debian install. So far I have ...
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Remote desktop connection to kvm virtual machine starts working after vnc-logon?

I am running a Windows XP on kvm inside my debian system. Everything runs smoothly and I can connect via VNC as well as via Remote Desktop. VNC connection is naturally supported right from boot up ...
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OS X (Yosemite) auto login on remote desktop

I have configured my VNC server on my iMac using the "Share Desktop" feature. I'm trying to access with Ubuntu default's client Remmina. I'm currently trying to access as a view-only client but it's ...
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The necessity of vncpasswd

On every xrdp/vncserver tutorial it is indicated to use the command vncpasswd after creating a new user but I see that it is enough if I set the user into the tsusers group and set an entry for it in ...
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VNC file transfer via command line

I have a lot of PCs accessible via VNC over VPN. They all have TightVNC server installed. Using this is the only possible way for file transfer, due to restrictions of the VPN network. Right now, I ...
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Centos 5.8 - firewall blocking Virtualizor staff

I run private KVM/OpenVZ hosting and im currently having issues with it. So I opened a ticket with virtualizor and they say they cant access the VNC connections, but I can. I figured the only thing ...
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Have distributed hosts auto-connect to central jump box for reverse ssh and vnc sessions [closed]

We're going to deploy info screens in various places. They have a browser running and pull the info via HTTP. To reconfigure them, it would be useful if they connected to a central host from where we ...
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vncconfig tool allows copy/paste in one direction only on vnccserver

I have a liux debian server running a VNC Server. vncconfig is also running on the server and the connection works great, also tunneled through SSH. But I have problems using copy/paste. When I ...
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OpenStack Live-Migration VNC server error

Following these steps to do a live migration results in: 2014-12-08 00:42:38.772 17808 ERROR nova.virt.libvirt.driver [-] [instance: db9d53ac-4a75-4009-a67e-f45abf9d4d32] Live Migration failure: ...
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Manage Hyper-V VMs remotely without RDP

After searching a lot I couldn't find this anywhere so I'm asking here, I'm sorry if this was asked before. Is there anyway to manage Hyper-V VMs remotely without having to connect to the Windows ...
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Python castro packages IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'C:\\Users\\Ray\\.vnc\\passwd'

I try to use castro : https://pypi.python.org/pypi/castro/ to write a Python script to capture screenshots, I install RealVNC server, and try sample code on castro's website, here is my code: ...
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vnc session seem to minimise windows when letter d is pressed

No matter which VNC viewer I use when I type in something that contains the letter d, the current window will be minimised. This doesn't happen when am typing direct on the server I'm vnc-ing to.
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Cannot Access remote CentOS machine using VNC

I am trying to connect to a remote CentOs machine through VNC to get a graphical display. I have followed the steps mentioned in https://www.howtoforge.com/vnc-server-installation-centos-6.5 to ...
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VNC over SSL-VPN tunnel

I've setup a SSL-VPN using Cisco ASA with AnyConnect client. The ASA is behind a IPS/Router. A handful of Linux machines have VNC setup behind the ASA. I want to allow VNC over SSL-VPN connection ...
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VNC Not Seeing Gnome Desktop in Centos 7

I have a linux box running CentOS 7, which I installed in bash only mode (so it just boots straight into the command prompt), which I am using as a file server. I could do with having a GUI for ...
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Linux VNC doesnt accepting my password

I set up a tight VNC server. I used this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-14-04 The VPS is hosted on Digitalocean. The VNC server ...