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TightVNC is a cross-platform open source remote desktop software application.

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VNC server is stucking when disconnect the HDMI port in Ubuntu (Intel NUC )

I have working with Intel NUC NUC6CAYH mini pc. For the need, I have to access it as Headless pc to control by with my laptop fro home. The VNC working properly when it connected to the display, but ...
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TightVNC suddenly stops taking input

I have a TightVNC server running on an Ubuntu computer and am connecting to it through an SSH tunnel from a Windows 10 computer. It usually works completely fine until seemingly at random it just ...
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VNC connection to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Plasma desktop results in black screen

I am running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-SP2 in Azure. I've installed plasma5-desktop and rebooted. I used Yast2 to add Remote Administration (VNC) from Network Services. Using TightVNC 2.8.59, I ...
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End-User Licence Agreement for TightVNC shows coca-cola logos

this has never happened to me before... I downloaded the tightvnc installer for windows from the official website, checked the signature and certificate, and ran it. Everything was ok, until I got to ...
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TightVNC Server (Windows) make command line configuration persistent

I have run the following command for my tighVNC server: tvnserver.exe -controlservice -sharedisplay 1 It has worked, but when the computer has been restarted, the setting has been forgotten. What can ...
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TightVNC Server issues #25

So I basically only installed the server part of TightVNC - using the setting "Install as service only" - three times on the basic setting screen, no viewer. It worked "out of the box&...
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Tightvnc on Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't start gnome-session

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 and tightvncserver however, when I connect to the desktop, I see a grey desktop. I have tried some ideas to manually start gnome-session in the xstartup file, but wasn't ...
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Connecting to a VNC server running on windows from linux

I'm trying to connect to a tightvnc server running on a windows machine. I have no problems when connecting from my own windows install. But When I try to connect from linux (I have tried Remmina-vnc, ...
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VNC connection over public IP is not working

I installed TightVNC. I enabled port forwarding and port was opened, I checked it here https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ TightVNC added itself to Firewall exception. TightVNC server was ...
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How to show end user they are being controlled/viewed with TightVNC

Apart from the desktop going black is there a way I can let my end users know they are being viewed/controlled via TightVNC? Some sort of visual display that is apparent to them.
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TightVNC suddenly asking for username?

I have a Raspberry Pi with VNC access enabled; then I use TightVNC Viewer on Windows 10 to access it on the local network. In all Windows computers that I've set up, when I try to connect to this RPi, ...
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How to properly configure xstartup file for TightVNC with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS GNOME environment

I'm trying to configure Gnome-Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I'm able to view the desktop with Real VNC Viewer, Apple VNC Screen Share and other VNC viewers, I can run my applications, the desktop ...
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Debian 10 VNC Server Displays Grey Screen with X Using XFCE

I have tried several suggestion solutions elsewhere online, but nothing is working yet. Still getting just a grey screen with an X when trying to connect to Debian 10 server running tightvnc server ...
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Computer management through TightVnc

I remote access to another computer through TightVnc, but in some computer I can not edit computer management / settings. As soon as I open that window I can not click anymore. The settings are ...
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Windows 10: Shift+Tab not working

On a Windows 10 box, I found that I can't send Shift+Tab to (at least some) applications, such as Notepad++. I am using that machine remotely via a VNC session (Remmina client under Xubuntu, the ...
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How to disable clipboard function on TightVNC server

I looked at the manual of TightVNC Server but I couldn't find any option to disable clipboard function in order to block copy/paste between host machine and remote machine. I use TightVNC Server (...
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VNC Server not starting on mate arch linux (result = connection refused by computer in vnc viewer) on arch linux

The log file of tigervnc server has this in it: mate-session[1077]: WARNING: Could not make bus activated clients aware of DISPLAY=:1 environment variable: Could not connect: Connection refused mate-...
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TightVNC server crashes when scrolling in gedit in XFCE

I'm using TightVNC Server version 1.3.9 on a Debian Buster VM, and TightVNC Viewer version 2.8.11 on Windows 10 1709. If I Run the VNC Server using vncserver -geometry 1920x1080 and the xstartup ...
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How to setup a VNC server on Windows 10 and secure with SSH?

I need to use OpenGL on a remote Win 10 computer so can't use RDP. I also need a secure connection so VNC over SSH looks like a good solution. So far I've installed and configured OpenSSH and ...
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How to install tightVNC on SUSE 12 SP2

I am trying to install tightvnc on (throw putty): SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 (x86_64) - Kernel \r (\l) but getting this error: [DevelRepo|http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/...
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Cinnamon crashes when connect to a VNC server on Linux Mint with Cinnamon desktop

I installed a VNCServer on Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. And I want to connect to it via a client on Windows 10 with creating a new Cinnamon desktop. As I know, three different VNCServer can do this, they'...
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Connection Error TightVNC Server on Windows 10 Pro

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before. I'm trying to connect to my Windows 10 machine via TightVNC. I have TightVNC server installed on the Windows machine and I'm sure that the ...
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How to configure Gnome 3 on Ubuntu-19.04 Virtual Machine running on my Google Cloud Platform?

I am able to follow these links to configure Gnome 2 onto my VM in GCP successfully. Installing and configuring Ubuntu Desktop for Google Cloud Platform Graphical user interface (GUI) for Google ...
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How to check if anyone is connected to my laptop through TightVNC?

I have a laptop with TightVNC already installed in it. I would like to check if there is anyone connected to or accessing my laptop, how could I do this? The program TightVNC is running in my ...
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TightVNC server, running on Windows 10 ignores mouse and keyboard inputs from TightVNC viewer, running on Windows 8.1

The Setup: TightVNC server (v 2.8.8) running on Windows 10, with admin rights. TightVNC viewer (v 2.8.8) running on Windows 8.1 with admin rights. Firewalls are configured to enable local and shared ...
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Can I use VNC to control RDP sessions on Windows?

I would like to control RDP remote sessions on a Windows Server 2016 machine with VNC server. I tried tightVNC and UltraVNC, I use host:display syntax to connect but I can only see the "Console" ...
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(Real)VNC Viewer Dual/Multiple Display at remote pc - toggle display?

VNC is a great tool. However with multiple monitors either on client or on server its a bit sub-optimal. fi. if the server features 2 monitors and the client 2 you got one single window in the viewer ...
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Remote desktop not visible over LAN when using VNC (SSH tunnel confirmed to be working)

There are two machines on LAN: user@intel(server) and greg@dom(client) - both Xubuntu 18.04. The server installation/deployment was done using: user@intel:~$ sudo apt-get update user@intel:~$ sudo ...
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How to use TightVNC Java Viewer with built-in SSH to connect to an Ubuntu Google Compute Engine instance?

I am using the TightVNC Java Viewer downloaded from here: https://www.tightvnc.com/release-jviewer-2.6.php which has built-in SSH support. Using this, I would like to connect to my Google Compute ...
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How to connect to a TightVNC-server on Windows via ssh-tunnel?

I need to connect to a particular Windows machine, which is behind firewall, from a remote Unix machine. To this end I installed the TightVNC-server (2.8.8 GPL) on the Windows machine. It is set to ...
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GNS3 windows XP appliance shows blue screen

I have added a windows xp appliance to GNS3 from a working copy of a vmdk file after configuring the image as required but if open the console (TightVNC) as depicted above I am unexpectedly shocked to ...
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TightVNC Server not allowing to use -connect and -sharedisplay arguments together

I am unable to use TightVNC in reverse connection mode sharing a specified window, display region or secondary monitor. This is how I set VNCViewer to listen: tvnviewer.exe -listen At this point I ...
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Why can't I log in to a Windows system with TightVNC?

I'm using TightVNC 2.8.5, connecting with TightVNC viewer on one Windows 10 system to TightVNCserver on another Windows 10 system. If the server system is locked when the viewer connection is made, ...
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VNC clients don't work

I tried lots of VNC clients , but they didn't work . I figured out why , it's because when the client connects to the VNC server , the server takes no password . A window pops up to the client that ...
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Running vim sometimes causes vnc server to crash

I use tightvnc on Ubuntu 14.04.1. Sometimes, when I run vim, the vnc server dies. I see the following messages in my VNC log: Window manager warning: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily ...
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Pre-configure TightVNC as (reverse connection) listener (service)?

Is it possible to pre-config my TightVNC service and let it act as (reverse connection) listener for a certain host, without doing this via the GUI? I've been roaming through many websites, looking ...
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Keyboard layout seems wrong only in certain windows

It seems like any textboxes in lxqt windows is using the wrong characters when typing them. For example the desktop preferences window, trying to type in a new background image file name the keyboard ...
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VNC on headless Ubuntu server

So I've been trying for the past day to get my Ubuntu server to boot to desktop without a monitor connected to it. If it doesn't boot to the desktop, the vino server won't start. Which in result makes ...
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TightVNC and ubuntu desktop not working properly

For the last days i have been experimenting a lot with remote desktops. For our company we want to install ubuntu 16.04 desktop on a headless server. I succeeded in installing tightvnc server which ...
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Grey screen appears with VNCviewer

I'm having some trouble with VNCviewer as I alwayse get a grey screen when connecting, perhaps one of this files are configured incorrectly: for my /etc/vnc/xstartup file I tried adding this at first ...
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Is there a way to extend a virtual display in Windows 10?

I have a friend who has two laptops and an external monitor. He wants to have one of the laptops connected to the monitor, while the second laptop functions as a third display for the first laptop. Is ...
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TightVNC full screen on multiple monitors?

I have a Mac, with two monitors, with Remote Management with VNC turned on. I have a Windows 10 machine, with two monitors, running TightVNC client. When I connect to the Mac, I get a wide window ...
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No mouse cursor when no physical mouse device plugged in

I have a mini PC connected to my TV with Windows 10. I "control" it with VNC. TightVNC is installed as a service on the PC. My client is Hippo LITE on iOS. This works fine when there is a mouse ...
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How to setup noVNC using TightVNC on Amazon EC2?

I have installed TightVNC on an Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2008. I am able to use VNC using TightVNC viewer properly. Now I want to setup noVNC on it. How can I do that?
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TightVNC “Actively refused connection”

I am trying to use TightVNC to connect to a computer at work through a SSH Tunnel. I am using PUTTY to create the tunnel. I am on a Windows 10 Home computer and trying to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 ...
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TightVNC Access to 1&1 server denied

I have a Windows 2008 server running at 1&1 provider (1und1). Server is inaccessible. It seems a windows update is the culprit. Hardware reset did not solve it. Customer support told me to ...
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tightvncserver: How do I connect via SSH/Encryption?

I am running tightvncserver on my Linux computer in my home network. I connect to it using a Mac (also on the home network), currently running Real VNC Viewer. When I connect, I am notified that the ...
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Using longer passwords with VNC?

tightvncserver limits VNC passwords to 8 characters, and even truncates them if one tries to enter a longer password. My understanding is that this is (was?) due to compatibility issues, from what I ...
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Why can't I share the clipboard using TightVNC server on Windows from Mac's screen sharing?

I have the TightVNC server running on Windows 7 Home Edition and I'm using Screen Sharing on Mac OS X. On the Mac, the clipboard sharing button is greyed out: If I copy and paste in either OS, the ...
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TightVNC with Linux Mint & LXDE xstartup config

I have a Linux box running Linux Mint 17.2 x64 with xfce. For the life of me, I cannot get a proper GUI interface running when I log in to a new session via tightvnc. I always have a grey screen with ...