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#115198 17-Mar-2013 19:23
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Hi there,

I am trying to install RealVNC on Linux. I downloaded VNC for Linux Generic installer 32-bit, and extracted the files to the 'Document's folder. However, it seems that double clicking and executing the vncinstaller file won't do. I suspect it is a series of commands in the terminal.

So: what commands do I need to write to install VNC Server, and set a password to connect to the computer?

I tried running "rpm -Uvh vnc-server-5.0.5.rpm" (from http://www.walkernews.net/2007/07/05/how-to-setup-linux-vnc-server/) (rpm wasn't installed, so I installed it). But then running the same command said it couldn't find the file. Guess it wasn't pointing to the right folder to install it from?

Stevie

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Master Geek


  #783089 17-Mar-2013 20:22
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How personally attached to RealVNC are you? Cos there's some very nice alternative VNC's you can install from the Lubuntu Package Manager.

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#783091 17-Mar-2013 20:25
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PS: Nice to see you taking Lubuntu for a test drive. I love the LXDE desktop and absence of compiz which has become quite the resource hog.

 
 
 
 




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Ultimate Geek


  #783200 18-Mar-2013 06:31
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zANavAShi: How personally attached to RealVNC are you? Cos there's some very nice alternative VNC's you can install from the Lubuntu Package Manager.


If the alternative can also run as a VNCViewer on my Windows 8 laptop, then by all means I'm happy to give that application a go.

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Master Geek


  #783460 18-Mar-2013 14:11
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It's been a while since I had use for VNC myself, but I was persuaded by some excellent reviews to switch from RealVNC to TightVNC (the source code issue was a clincher) at the time. As far as I can tell from current TightVNC reviews it's still holding it's ground as a top performer.

Server is in the Lubuntu package manager, windoze client is here: http://www.tightvnc.com/

G'luck Smile

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Ultimate Geek


  #783550 18-Mar-2013 17:54
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tbh you're better off installing .debs in any Ubuntu based distro like Lubuntu. Follow this guide here to get a vnc server up and running - https://wiki.edubuntu.org/Lubuntu/RemoteDesktop




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  #783949 19-Mar-2013 15:09
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valtam: tbh you're better off installing .debs in any Ubuntu based distro like Lubuntu. Follow this guide here to get a vnc server up and running - https://wiki.edubuntu.org/Lubuntu/RemoteDesktop


With this option would I open TightVNC on my Windows machine and connect to the Lubuntu machine using the IP 192.168.1.9:22 ? (192.168.1.9 is the address the machine is assigned)

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  #783976 19-Mar-2013 16:11
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try 192.168.1.9:1 or 192.168.1.9:5900




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Ultimate Geek


  #784630 20-Mar-2013 17:50
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If I am only installing using the commands:

sudo at-get install openssh-server vino -y

then

vino-preferences (and configuring to my needs)

upon restart, will I connect to the server using 192.168.1.9:22

(indicated in the instructions is to set up the forwarding of port 22 in the router)

I plan on connecting to the Linux machine whilst at home, and not using another Internet connection.

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  #784656 20-Mar-2013 18:40
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ssh client connects to port 22. It should also create a tunnel that terminates on pot 5900 for the vnc viewer to use.




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