[SATLUG] Ubuntu 10.04 Remote Desktop

Andrew Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jan 9 21:40:54 CST 2011

On 01/07/2011 10:43 AM, Borries Demeler wrote:
>> On 01/07/2011 10:09 AM, Borries Demeler wrote:
>>> I think your best bet is to use VNC. You will need to run a VNC server on the
>>> remote machine, and a VNC viewer (client) on your local machine. Either machine
>>> can be either Linux, Windows or Mac. The remote machine needs to have the server
>>> port opened, if it isn't already, it is usually 5900 + the display number.
>>> On Windows the default display is zero. More information at www.tightvnc.com,
>>> but there are other packages that offer the same vnc technology.
>>> -borrie
>> Thank you.  I'm somewhat overwhelmed.  I'll continue the struggle a
>> while and report back.
>> Andy
> Andy, we can take that step bystep:
> 1. download the server from http://www.tightvnc.com/download/1.3.10/tightvnc-1.3.10_unixsrc.tar.bz2
> 2. extract on izzy.local (tar -xvf tightvnc-1.3.10_unixsrc.tar.bz2)
> 3. vnc_unixsrc/Xvnc
> 4. ./configure
> 5. make
> 6. make install
> test the server:
> 7. vncserver :1
> 8. it will ask you to set up a password for vnc connections
> 9. now go to another computer that has vncviewer installed (precompiled
> binaries for Windows are available from www.tightvnc.com) and type:
> vncviewer izzy.local:1
> provide password, and you should be seeing the server window.
> Anyone, if anything I am saying is incorrect please correct me.
> -borries
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I think you have me headed in the right direction.  :-)   Ssh doesn't seem to be the correct choice for me.  I checked the Unbutu Symaptic Package Manager and found vnc already installed: Vinagre (vnc client) and vino (server).  None of the other computers recognized the command "vncviewer," but I discovered "Tight Vnc" on the Puppy box.  It trys, but the connection is refused.  Still, it appears that it should work, when I learn how to do it.

Thank you for the step-by step instructions.  That is exactly what a 
casual user like me needs.  Even if I get the Tight Vnc working, I'll 
have two more computers to go.

Andy Pickens

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