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As you noticed, from the man vncserver: -kill :display# This kills a VNC desktop previously started with vncserver. It does this by killing the Xvnc process, whose process ID is stored in the file "$HOME/.vnc/host:display#.pid". It actually ignores anything preceding a ":" in its argument. This can be useful so you ...


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iRapp was my favorite fast screen sharing server for OS X, but they went bankrupt around June 2016 and their license server was taken down at some point. As of around Oct 2, 2016 my license for iRapp server said it was blocked because it couldn't contact the license server and I could find no way to get it working again. Even a trial license I had a copy ...


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TeamViewer uses its own proprietary protocol. It is not documented, though its authentication layer has been partially analyzed: http://www.ixiacom.com/about-us/news-events/corporate-blog/magic-teamviewer http://www.accuvant.com/blog/teamviewer-authentication-protocol-part-1-of-3 It is similar to RDP or VNC (RFB) in purpose, but includes NAT traversal, has ...


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A software solution will inherently contain lots of lag due to the following: Reading data from the GPU's framebuffer is very slow. Even with a target bitrate around 80% of gigabit ethernet (you don't want 100% utilization due to the impairments resulting from saturation), most video codecs will use up an enormous amount of CPU to encode 1080p in real-time. ...


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You actually can switch the default port for Apple's VNC server on Mac OS 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion. To change the port, you need to edit the server's plist file /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.screensharing.plist (this file doesn't exist in systems prior to 10.7 Lion). Editing the file requires root (sudo) privileges. In the terminal, if ...


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A PuTTY session left idle will disconnect at a time determined by the host server. Try enabling keep-alives in PuTTY. This causes PuTTY to send null SSH packets to the remote host periodically, preventing the session from timing out. The PuTTY client can be configured to always establish a connection which will not time out due to inactivity. To create and ...


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I always use ps -ef | grep vnc, then pick out the parts I need from that.


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I came across a fix/workaround by Ray Rajko Bogdanovic's reply. Ray suggested to use the On-Screen Keyboard. Follow the steps below to toggle the Caps Lock status: Press Windows key and type keyboard. Click Caps Lock (on On-Screen Keyboard) to toggle the status. Close On-Screen keyboard software. This should work for other keys as well.


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The -localhost option is telling the VNC server to bind only to the loopback interface, so that you can only connect to the VNC server from the machine it's running on. This means that anyone trying to break into your VNC session would have to be able to get on that particular machine. Without -localhost, your VNC server would accept non-local connections, ...


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I know this post is old but... http://xpra.org/ Xpra is 'screen for X' ...Crazy how many people seemed to have answered without actually reading your question. Xpra will not only let you move applications from one display to another on any machine, it will allow you to totally shut disconnect the apps from any real display and then re-attach later.


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So why don't the videos play well when I am using RDP or VNC, and is there any solution? Easy. VNC and RDP are very practical/pragmatic protocols designed mainly for remote systems access and administration. Not video playback. If you remotely connect to a system to administer it, the fact the mouse lags a little is not that big of a deal because the goal ...


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I want to add some insights about Windows 10 VNC viewing. If you have trouble seeing a mouse cursor on a Windows 10 machine with no mouse attached, you can enable the "mouse control using Numpad keys" feature: Open start menu. Click the "Settings" cog Click the "Ease of Access" menu item Select "Mouse" in the left pane Enable "Use numeric pad to move mouse ...


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Somebody else went through this trouble too, and posted about it in a blog: http://component-parts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/fixing-uk-keyboard-mapping-for-xrdp.html He manually fixed the en-gb keyboard map, and posted it in his blog post. Just tried this keymap myself, and it works nicely.


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Your server is only listening on the loopback address localhost.localdomain:2. Try launching it with the server's IP address specified explicitly: vncserver -interface [address]


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You can use the in home streaming from steam. Mine works VERY well with my desktop connected via Gigabit LAN, and the laptop on 5Ghz AC. Just remember to go through the settings and check the box to prioritize the steam traffic while streaming.


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I experienced something similar when trying to stream from a computer that only had network and power connected; here's what worked for me (source): Open regedit, navigating to HKLM/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/GraphicsDrivers/Configuration Select key starting with SIMULATED, then child key 00 Change the decimal value of PrimSurfSize.cx to the desired ...


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The trick here is to generate a virtual monitor on the server, place it in relation to the real monitor wherever you would like it to be, then instruct VNC to use that portion of the total monitor (real + virtual) you would like to use. All of this is well documented on the ever helpful Arch Linux forum. To create a virtual mirror: $ gtf 1920 1080 60 # ...


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You might try using x11vnc to share a single window by doing : Run xwininfo from a console. It will change your cursor. Click on the window you want to share. xwininfo will print out the window id. Run : x11vnc -id {replace-by-window-id} source You might also have a look at the free SharedAppVNC.


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So we managed to resolve this by just updating everything on the system: yum update I would love to know what was updated that got it working, but I haven't been able to figure it out so far. Hope this helps! EDIT: OK, I figured out what needs to be updated, go ahead and update these 3 packages: yum install pixman pixman-devel libXfont That should do it!...


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How did you setup autocutsel? I created a xstartup file under the ~/.vnc directory, with the following content: #!/bin/sh /usr/bin/autocutsel -s CLIPBOARD -fork Then you need to make it executable: chmod +x ~/.vnc/xstartup Restart the server and you're done


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After I end the RDP session, the remote machine is locked and will not allow a local user to do anything until they log in. Is there way to change this so that once an RDP session is ended, the remote machine returns to its previous state, without requiring a password? In other words, "User1" is logged in to the machine. I RDP in to that machine as ...


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I'm going to go off-path a little and answer this also for the RealVNC fork TigerVNC, since they both have the same F8 context-menu. TigerVNC from v1.4.90 onwards lets you type F8 F to toggle the full-screen state. You will see other accelerator keys on that context menu too - F8 Z to minimize the window is also helpful. Nice and fast once you get used to ...


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Yes you can, the only thing to be aware of is if you do not have a monitor you also may not have a mouse or keyboard. Some BIOS's will throw a error if it detects no keyboard connected but that can usually be disabled. It is just something you need to be aware of. The Unix Stack Exchange site has a good question and answer on SSH X forwarding that may help ...


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No, there is nothing to fix as regards your traceroute. First, the only devices on that list that are NOT routers are the first and the last. Every hop represents a router. Some of these routers may not be in public address space, in which case they couldn't display a name for the hop. Since you have hops after hop 6, this cannot be contributing to any ...


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You can try turn on mouse keys feature (when it enabled mouse cursor always is always displayed): Open Control Panel Open Ease of Access Center Click Make the mouse easier to use Click on the Turn on Mouse Keys box


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From https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/ufw-essentials-common-firewall-rules-and-commands This would be sudo ufw allow from 1.2.3.4 to any port 5900


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Have you tried changing the viewer's picture quality settings? While in a connection select the cog icon from the viewer's toolbar. Then set picture quality to High.


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It sounds like the VNC server is running in User Mode and can only interact with other processes running in the same (non-elevated) context as the logged on user. As a result, VNC cannot interact with any program that requires administrative rights, which includes the Secure Desktop that's shown when User Account Control prompts for permission to start an ...


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I can confirm after finding this thread via Google that editing /etc/services for the "rfb" ports will change the included VNC server's listening ports. I edited the file and rebooted (usually I'd try restarting services or unloading the launchdeamon but I was having some other issues as well and didn't bother). iTeleport on my iPad then failed to connect ...


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As of 2018 (Mojave, High Sierra, etc) the VNC server is named /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/screensharingd.bundle/Contents/MacOS/screensharingd If you can remotely log in, you can restart it with sudo killall screensharingd The server restarts and resumes the previous connections.


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