I have a Pi 3A running PiOS Bookworm (32 bit). I enabled ssh and vnc with raspi-config. I checked the interface status in the graphical preferences tool, which shows that ssh and vnc are enabled. I have rebooted several times. NMAP shows that ssh is open at port 22, and that vnc is not open an any port. Boot log reports: [ OK ] Started vncserver-q11-serviced-service - NVNC Server in Service Mode daemon.

Am I doing something wrong?

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Guess you didn't read the Bookworm news post, they recommend sticking with Bullseye for now if you need VNC:

Similarly, the Wayland security model prevents traditional remote desktop access, and so a new VNC server, called wayvnc, is being used instead of RealVNC. This is a bit more restrictive in terms of the client applications which can connect to it — we have had good results with the TigerVNC client, available here.

There is also currently a regression with the RealVNC server itself, which is still used in Bookworm on older Raspberry Pi models which don’t yet run Wayland. The 64-bit version works fine, but the 32-bit version is not currently compatible with Bookworm — we are waiting for an update from RealVNC. In the meantime, if you do need remote desktop access on a Raspberry Pi Zero, 1, 2, or 3, we recommend sticking with Bullseye for the time being.



Simple fix.. Just switch desktop to X11



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