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Old 09-02-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
unix1adm
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need vnc client ubuntu


I am looking to use a vnc client similar to tight vnc that i use in windows to connect to a linux system.

I am running ubuntu on my laptop but need a remote desk top on a server that is running CentOS.

What is a good secure vnc client to use and how to set it up? I have tried several in the ubuntu software option but none will connect.

I can get connected if i boot into my window partition and use putty with tightvnc.

Please help as I dont want to use windows for this.

Thank you
 
Old 09-02-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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why not just use tightvnc on ubuntu

ssvnc - Enhanced TightVNC viewer with SSL/SSH tunnel helper
tightvncserver - virtual network computing server software
x11vnc - VNC server to allow remote access to an existing X session
xtightvncviewer - virtual network computing client software for X


Both the server and client are available. It should be just a matter of specifying the server, port, and display # the client needs to connect to and if it has a password. If you use the default port, then it should be just as easy as

xtightvncviewer host:display#
 
Old 09-03-2010, 08:34 AM   #3
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why not just use tightvnc on ubuntu

ssvnc - Enhanced TightVNC viewer with SSL/SSH tunnel helper
tightvncserver - virtual network computing server software
x11vnc - VNC server to allow remote access to an existing X session
xtightvncviewer - virtual network computing client software for X


Both the server and client are available. It should be just a matter of specifying the server, port, and display # the client needs to connect to and if it has a password. If you use the default port, then it should be just as easy as

xtightvncviewer host:display#
OK I did not see that in the sw manager in Ubuntu. I guess I'll have to check their site again for the package.
 
  


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