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Old 04-03-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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VNC Server on Ubuntu


I have tried everything that I know to do (which isn't much) but I cannot get VNC Server to run on my PC. I am probably just doing something wrong. It doesn't show in the drop-down menu from the top toolbar at all....anywhere.

From a Terminal, whereis vncserver shows:
vncserver: /usr/bin/vncserver /usr/bin/X11/vncserver /usr/share/vncserver /usr/share/man/man1/vncserver.1.gz
 
Old 04-03-2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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vncserver is a daemon and doesn't have a screen function. vncviewer is the matching client and there are configurations to be created. You should use the GUI to install and enable this package. To set this up do System-> Preferences-> Remote Desktop. When you check sharing's Allow check box and follow directions. vncviewer is installed by default with the Ubuntu distribution.
 
Old 04-03-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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I don't want the viewer, I want the server, so that I can VNC into this box from another location.
 
Old 04-04-2007, 10:08 PM   #4
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Anyone have any ideas on this?
 
Old 04-04-2007, 11:20 PM   #5
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Why don't you try System->Preferences->Remote Desktop? It's a GUI way to set up a VNC server.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 12:17 PM   #6
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You're right. I don't know why, but I was thinking that option was the CLIENT not the server. I musta been smoking crack..

Yes, that works fine, thanks.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 02:59 PM   #7
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Haha, glad to help man
 
Old 04-14-2007, 06:53 PM   #8
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Why don't you try System->Preferences->Remote Desktop? It's a GUI way to set up a VNC server.
Is there a way to access the vnc client via the ubuntu menu? I have only been able to launch it from terminal.

Also, for the server, do you know of a way to be able to set a password larger than 8 characters?
 
Old 04-14-2007, 08:31 PM   #9
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Right click the Ubuntu menu icon and select "Edit menus". Use the New Item button to add a menu entry. The fields are pretty self evident. Doing this way would require you to have a menu entry for each box you wish to connect to. Alternatively you could write a script that asked for host name and then executed vncviewer to that host. In that case you'd create a menu entry for the script. Script can be bash, Perl, Python or whatever you choose.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 01:35 PM   #10
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Is there a way to access the vnc client via the ubuntu menu? I have only been able to launch it from terminal.

Also, for the server, do you know of a way to be able to set a password larger than 8 characters?
You can connect to a vnc server using the Terminal Server Client inside the Internet applications folder.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 12:15 PM   #11
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Okay, thanks. I keep forgetting about ubuntu's menu editor for some reason. Just not used to having that ability in linux I guess.

I am actually going to see if I can't set up TightVNC and use that instead, as it has the ability to use internet browsers as clients by using javascript. Not to mention that it allows passwords greater than 8 characters.
 
  


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