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==== Install a process viewer (htop) ====
==== Install a process viewer (htop) ====
==== Ubuntu text editor ( gedit ) ====
==== Ubuntu File Browser ====
==== SSH ====
=== Install Tiger VNC ===
* Install >> sudo apt install openssh-server
=== 3 ===
==== Ubuntu text editor ( gedit ) ====
no keyboard untill 1 - > 4 gig memory still running slugish??
* Install >> apt-get -install ??
* Run >> htop
==== Ubuntu File Browser ====
===  Tiger VNC ===
sudo apt update
* Install  >> apt-get -install  ???
* Install  >> sudo apt install tigervnc-standalone-server tigervnc-viewer
* Run >> tigervncserver -xstartup /usr/bin/xterm
sudo apt upgrade
* see running servers >>  vncserver -list
* what runs with command vncserver  >> which vncserver
    right answer is ??
=== 3 ===
no keyboard untill 1 - > 4 gig memory  still running slugish??
using ubuntu software

Revision as of 07:38, 30 May 2019


this page is junk, but useful for me for now

=================al servers ========================

VNC/Servers - Community Help Wiki

   *>url  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers

============== vino ============================

vino - Enable remote VNC from the commandline? - Ask Ubuntu

   *>url  https://askubuntu.com/questions/4474/enable-remote-vnc-from-the-commandline

Just running

/usr/lib/vino/vino-server should do the job.

Once you have access to your server, I would recommend that you add it to Autostarted Apps so it is always started.

You'll probably like change some settings with :

vino-preferences be very careful when you run vino-preference on a remote machine, if you uncheck "Allow other users to control your desktop", you won't be able to check it back.

or to edit :

~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/remote_access/%gconf.xml Here a sample file :

<?xml version="1.0"?> <gconf>

   <entry name="vnc_password" mtime="1289267042" type="string">
   <entry name="view_only" mtime="1289262982" type="bool" value="false"/>
   <entry name="prompt_enabled" mtime="1254965869" type="bool" value="false"/>
   <entry name="authentication_methods" mtime="1289267034" type="list" ltype="string">
  • <stringvalue>vnc</stringvalue> </li> </entry> <entry name="enabled" mtime="128926
    ====================== x11vnc =============

    Just a few scribbled links


    misc vnc notes


    I would like to use VNC to access a Ubuntu 18.04 system from windows like I do with the Raspberry Pi.

    • Connect to the existing desktop
    • Keep the connection secure

    This has been a bit of a struggle for a number of gotchas.


    As I understand it ( may not have figured it out all the way )

    • VNC has a server ( run on the machine you wish to view ) and viewer ( run on the machine you wish to access).
    • In addition to having several components there are many versions of VNC. Directions for each differ, and differ across versions of Linux.
    • I will focus on Tiger VNC and Ubuntu 18.04
    • To get VNC working there seem to be various components.
      • VNC server
      • Desktop software ( there are many different ones, you may need to install -- however here I want to run on the default Ubuntu 18.04 desktop so no install is necessary )
      • A way to connect to the VNC server -- many servers will only connect to localhost so we will use vnc tunnelling to make a remote connection appear to be on localhost

    Other Software Used

    before installs

    • sudo apt update
    • sudo apt upgrade

    Install a process viewer (htop)


    • Install >> sudo apt install openssh-server

    Ubuntu text editor ( gedit )

    • Install >> apt-get -install  ??
    • Run >> htop

    Ubuntu File Browser

    Tiger VNC

    • Install >> apt-get -install  ???
    • Install >> sudo apt install tigervnc-standalone-server tigervnc-viewer
    • Run >> tigervncserver -xstartup /usr/bin/xterm
    • see running servers >> vncserver -list
    • what runs with command vncserver >> which vncserver
        right answer is ?? 



    no keyboard untill 1 - > 4 gig memory still running slugish??


    tiger vnc

    sudo apt install tigervnc-standalone-server tigervnc-viewer

    start in terminal with



    russ@UbuntuBase-VB:~$ vncserver

    New 'UbuntuBase-VB:1 (russ)' desktop at :1 on machine UbuntuBase-VB

    Starting applications specified in /etc/X11/Xvnc-session Log file is /home/russ/.vnc/UbuntuBase-VB:1.log

    Use xtigervncviewer -SecurityTypes VncAuth -passwd /home/russ/.vnc/passwd :1 to connect to the VNC server.

    russ@UbuntuBase-VB:~$ vncserver

    loopback IP address is

    not done yet ------

    Start TigerVNC vncserver at boot

    The ubuntu install package also registers a system service, making it easy to define listening vnc servers on startup. Edit the file /etc/default/vncserver and add the display number and user to start as:

    sudo gedit /etc/default/vncserver


    Then enable the service at boot with:

    sudo update-rc.d vncserver defaults

    end not done

    vncserver in terminal to start

    Use xtigervncviewer -SecurityTypes VncAuth -passwd /home/russ/.vnc/passwd :1 to connect to the VNC server.

    more installs --------------------


    sudo apt install openssh-server

    done ------------------


    sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget

    sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib"

    etting up libauthen-pam-perl (0.16-3build5) ... Setting up apt-show-versions (0.22.7ubuntu1) ...

      • initializing cache. This may take a while **

    Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-21) ... Setting up webmin (1.910) ... Webmin install complete. You can now login to https://UbuntuBase-VB:10000/ as root with your root password, or as any user who can use sudo to run commands as root. Processing triggers for systemd (237-3ubuntu10.21) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ... Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-21) ... russ@UbuntuBase-VB:~$

    what is running tiger?? ----------------

    sudo apt-get install htop htop

    start with

    tigervncserver -xstartup /usr/bin/xterm

    remania connccts ok with password squeak1313

    590 desktop number may get the desktop number whhen start tigervnc with the command

    vncserver ??

    how do I know so little

    see what is going on with htop

       vncserver -kill :1

    vnc viewerr is also installed

    this seems pretty good

    How to remotely display and control a Linux desktop from a Windows or Linux system using VNC https://www.linuxtopia.org/HowToGuides/VNC_setup_Linux_Windows.html

    ls ~ -a to see home hidden files there is a .vnc

    sudo gedit ~/.vnc/default.tigervnc

    How to list VNC server sessions on Ubuntu Linux $ vncserver -list

    ifconfig -a. ip addr (ip a)

    sudo apt-get install openssh-server

    Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.


    3. Once installed, SSH starts automatically in background. And you can check its status via command:

    sudo systemctl status ssh.service

    x0tigervncserver Ubuntu Manpage: x0tigervncserver - TigerVNC Server for X displays http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bionic/man1/x0tigervncserver.1.html

    x0tigervncserver -PasswordFile ~/.vnc/default.tigervnc

    gedit ~/.vnc/default.tigervnc

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