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Suggestion needed on VNC Server issue
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:55:36 PM »
 

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Started a new job as IT Director. About half the workstations are Windows XP and only access a web application and use Libre Office. They use CutePDF to print things as PDF files occasionally. These workstations are at remote sites and currently have TightVNC Server on them. That is how we offer remote assistance for issues. I want to replace these XP workstations with Linux Lite. The only thing I don't have is a replacement for the VNC server.

Will Vino work with Linux Lite?
Will this work? http://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/remote-desktop-sharing-in-ubuntu-14-04/1640
Or does anyone have a good or better suggestion?

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Re: Suggestion needed on VNC Server issue
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 06:49:07 PM »
 

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Hi Gra_ulv. Give this a try.

Navigate to Menu > System > Install Additional Software

Look for this entry:
[14] Install Remote Desktop Software - Installs the Remmina Remote Desktop Client for Windows (RDP) and VNC Servers

You can also find information about installing software in the LL Manual here:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/software.html#additional
 

Re: Suggestion needed on VNC Server issue
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 07:44:49 PM »
 

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don't have is a replacement for the VNC server.

That installs a desktop client. I need the server side (VNC Server) not client side (Viewer). I need to be able to connect to these machines from my office. That is why I mentioned Vino. It is used in Gnome to allow other users to view or control your desktop.

Here is an example from an older Linux Mint distro.
http://linuxmint.tumblr.com/post/35428712368/desktop-sharing-gnome-desktop-sharing-server
 

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 08:41:30 PM »
 

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Vino is in Synaptic as an Ubuntu supported package so my guess is that it would work. Have no way to test it or I would. Hopefully someone else will add to this thread that has personal Linux Lite VNC server experience.
 

Re: Suggestion needed on VNC Server issue
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 09:48:12 PM »
 

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I think I have my solution. I'll test it when I get to work Monday.

I'm going to use x11vnc and have it start the vnc server automatically before the login screen. As shown here with a password file.

http://robot.wpi.edu/wiki/index.php/Setting_up_an_XUbuntu_VNC_Server#Install_the_server.

Scott thank you for your responses. They are appreciated. I'll post how it goes.
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 09:53:14 PM »
 

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I had some success with vino-server but it's not pretty.

The command vino-preferences in a terminal will open a desktop sharing preferences window
The command /usr/lib/vino/vino-server in a terminal will start the server

I ran the server in LL 2.0/64 in virtualbox and was able to connect to it using Remmina on the host machine (LL 108/64).
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 09:59:04 PM »
 

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You're welcom gra_ulv. If the x11vnc solution works try to pop back in the forum and let us all know how you did it!
 

Re: Suggestion needed on VNC Server issue
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 10:04:29 PM »
 

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I'll try both. The stuff for Vino you posted makes me think I can just run the preferences one and set the preferences. Then add the vino-server to the session startup and be done with it.

I will post after trying them and let everyone know.
 

 

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