I want to use VNC on my rpi3, in the documentation says that vnc viewer is preinstalled but I don't find VNC graphically and even in terminal (via SSH). I have a multi boot (raspbian, osmc and retropie) that I got here.

Really need help to use VNC on my rpii what can I do ?

  • What version of Raspbian are you running and when did you install it? VNC is only installed on recent versions. – Steve Robillard Dec 30 '16 at 0:48
  • Thanks for trying to helping me: Linux raspberrypi 4.4.13-v7+ #894 SMP Mon Jun 13 13:13:27 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux – Solidus Dec 30 '16 at 0:55
  • That does not look like the latest version. try this sudo apt-get install realVNC-VNC-server – Steve Robillard Dec 30 '16 at 1:12
  • Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnupg2 : Depends: gnupg-agent (= 2.0.26-6) but 2.0.26-6+deb8u1 is to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution). – Solidus Dec 30 '16 at 1:13
  • I had a lot of time this error while i'm trying queries (I'm not very good at terminal commands) – Solidus Dec 30 '16 at 1:14

First of all, a VNC viewer or client, is different from a server. A server mirrors its display to the client.

You can install a VNC server with sudo apt-get install tightvncserver.

  • Thanks for your answer, but it says: 'E: Unable to locate package realvncserver' – Solidus Dec 30 '16 at 1:51
  • This answer is confusing. The VNC server included in recent Raspbian (to which the OP's link refers) is RealVNC, which is incompatible with tightvncserver. They have a number of significant differences. Personally I use tightvncserver, but the instructions are not applicable to tightvncserver. – Milliways Dec 30 '16 at 2:54

This has been marked as solved however the answer doesn't answer the question. You should do

sudo raspi-config

If you don't see "Interfacing Options" then head to update. Once it's updated, reboot. Then do sudo raspi-config again and go to interfacing options and enable VNC. Reboot once more and it should be working.


Download VNC server from https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/vnc/raspberrypi/

and install manually with sudo dpkg --install filename

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