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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
=== 3 ===
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) ...
------------------- what is running tiger?? ----------------
sudo apt-get install htop
start with
tigervncserver -xstartup /usr/bin/xterm
remania connccts ok with 
password password
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
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
Ubuntu Manpage: x0tigervncserver - TigerVNC Server for X displays
x0tigervncserver -PasswordFile ~/.vnc/default.tigervnc
gedit  ~/.vnc/default.tigervnc

Revision as of 15:01, 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

    Process viewer (htop)

    • Why This will let you see what vnc software is running.
    • Install >> sudo apt -install htop
    • Run >> htop
    • Exit >> ctrl-c


    • Why see your server's tcp ip address
    • Install >> sudo apt -install ??
    • Run >> ifconfig
    • Exit >> just ends


    • Install >> sudo apt install openssh-server


    might this help gconf-editor

    Ubuntu text editor ( gedit )

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

    Ubuntu File Browser

    Tiger VNC

    • Note: there may already be vncserver software installed perhaps vineo ??
    • Install >> sudo apt-get install tigervnc-scraping-server
    • Install ( may not be needed ) >> sudo apt install tigervnc-standalone-server tigervnc-viewer
    • Set password >>vncpasswd << gotcha, if run server with no password set. If this does not run find an install -- perhaps full tiger vnc to get it.
    • Run gotcha >> x0tigervncserver << but gotcha, needs to be pointed to password file so
    • Run >> x0tigervncserver -PasswordFile ~/.vnc/passwd
    • Run gotcha this is not the scraping server may not be installed >> tigervncserver -xstartup /usr/bin/xterm
    • Set password >>vncpasswd << gotcha, if run server with no password set it will not work.
    • edit configuration file >> use file browser but .vnc is hidden so turn on hidden file abillity ( one of its menus )
      • sudo apt-get install git psmisc
    • set password with >> vncpasswd
    • see running servers >> vncserver -list
    • what runs with command vncserver >> which vncserver
        right answer is ?? 


    PuTTY X11 proxy: Unsupported authorisation protocol

    How to start a vnc server for the actual display (scraping) with TigerVNC https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-start-a-vnc-server-for-the-actual-display-scraping-with-tigervnc/


    • rather than use the desktop use a web based admin tool:

    • Install >> sudo apt-get install webmin << seems to work on virtual machine but not real one ??
    • Start >> sudo /etc/webmin/start

    How To Install Webmin on Ubuntu 18.04 | DigitalOcean https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-webmin-on-ubuntu-18-04 sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

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