Questions tagged [vnc]

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a desktop sharing system that uses the RFB protocol to remotely view and control another desktop.

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VNC poor performance on PI4 8GB Bullseye 64bit

I've a PI4 8gb model with a fresh install of Bullseye 64bit and Im getting really poor VNC performance over 2.4ghz wifi network, both devices the client (a mac book pro i9 w/64gb ram) and the server (...
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Can't connect to Raspberry Pi with VNC Viewer

I have a Raspberry Pi 4, and have been having trouble connecting to it with VNC Viewer. I have connected to it before, but recently I restarted my Windows 10 computer (without installing any major ...
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TightVNC connection refused

I exactly followed these instructions on the official RPi site to install TightVNC on my Pi (model 2). The Pi has a static IP address and I can ping it and SSH in (obviously), so I know it's working. ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 model B CentOS desktop installation

I have installed CentOS 7 on my Pi 3 using CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-Minimal-1602-RaspberryPi3.img.xz which got me a minimal install. I'm trying to get vncserver running on the Pi with a Desktop ...
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Able to play audio on CLI but not on VNC when headless

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 8GB that I'm looking to use for ham radio applications. In particular, I'm currently working with an rtl-sdr dongle for software-defined radio. Right now I'm just working with ...
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How to set headless VNC resolution using real VNC?

I am using Raspian Stretch and I can not set the resolution of my desktop when using VNC headless. I am using Real VNC because it comes by default (I have it configured there). I have no monitors ...
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Raspberry Pi configuration is not opening when connected via Windows VNC

My Rpi Model 3B+ is connected through my laptop using VNC instead of HDMI and monitor, unfortunately I ran into some problems,I tried making the Rpi Headless by following this video on YT: https://www....
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RealVNC Server on UBUNTU 20.10 (ARM64) on Raspberry Pi 4

RealVNC only provides a 32bit app for Raspberry Pi OS (32bit) and not a 64bit native application, at least for now. I'm using Ubuntu 20.10 on my Raspberry and need to use RealVNC to remotely access ...
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When I run raspi-config the cursor goes to the next line and freezes

I'm running headless Raspberry Pi Zero W with SSH. I'm trying to get VNC running so I can get to the GUI. My understanding is that I need to get raspi-config to run so that I can set VNC to "yes". ...
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VNC without pass from external internet

Problem I want to use raspberryPi's Chrome from my Mac in order to watch some videos. In order to do that, I am trying to make VNC connection. Condition raspberry pi and my Mac uses different ...
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Timeout on VNC VIEWER connect running latest 64 bit OS

I've just installed the 64 bit version of raspos and am getting a timeout attempting to connect vnc viewer. (I can putty in without problems). The log contains some suspicious entries, but I'm not ...
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Issue with connecting VNC viewer to Wireless Access point on Wlan0 (static IP) - Pi 3 B+ Raspbien Stretch

So I installed VNC as so: apt-get install x11vnc x11vnc –storepasswd cd /usr/local/bin nano sharex11vnc inside the file: #!/bin/sh x11vnc -ncache 10 -auth guess -repeat -nap -loop -forever -...
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How to deal with VNC login issues and error

I'm doing a project with a Pi 4B, the official touchscreen and the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS. I would like to connect to the Pi via VNC (RealVNC Viewer on Windows 10) at a higher resolution ...
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Running SDL app via RealVNC with Direct Capture enabled does not accept Keyboard input

I am trying to run and SDL hardware-accelerated app, PICO,-8 over VNC, and thanks to this community I am making progress! One solution is to use RealVNC with the experimental DirectCapture feature ...
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VNC works over local network but connecting over Hamachi only shows blank screen

I installed hamachi on my raspberrypi 3 and it works fine for ssh but when I try to connect through VNC it only shows a blank black screen with a square cursor. I had the same issue with local ...
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Ubuntu Mouse and Keyboard not working via screen sharing

I installed Ubuntu Desktop (https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi) on my raspberry pi 4. I plugged in a mouse and keyboard for the installation and the setup of screen sharing. I use VNC viewer to ...
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Change default (as in nothing plugged in) screen resolution

I will probably be using my Raspberry Pi (running Ubuntu Mate) for remote desktop, but not all of the time. Sometimes I will want to plug it into a monitor. When it's not plugged into a monitor, I'd ...
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swap control and capslock as default (especially for virtual display)

I'm new to Raspberry Pi, but not to linux - though I've never been clear on details like keyboard mapping. And I'm the type who has become addicted to swapping the capslock and control key. I normally ...
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VNC Viewer quit unexpectedly

I have installed tightvncserver on the raspberrypi 3. I have successfully ssh into the raspberry pi 3 from Mac OS (X 10.8.5) with this command: ssh pi@raspberrypi.local and is working fine. However, I ...
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Multiple VNC Servers (Touchscreen)

I am using a RaspberryPi (3B+) with the official 7" touch screen. I have VNC installed and connecting to it works with the touch screen resolution 800 x 480 (I am getting a copy of what I see on the ...
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Dark gray desktop, GUI not started, vnc works fine

I installed tightvncserver and I configured it to start at boot. Once this was done, restarting the RPI, the system was in login loop.. Following instruction on the web, I renamed the file ....
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VNC server can not auto start

I installed REALVNC VNC(R) Server 6.2.0 (r29523) ARMv6 (Aug 3 2017 18:32:53) in my Pi 3b board. The VNC server can not auto start when Pi reboot. I have to type the command " vncserver" to start VNC ...
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vncserver-x11-serviced.service not working in Raspbian strech

I tried to activate the vnc service but it does not work for unknown reason. I tried two clients without success. The service is running for sure and a desktop is started in the pi. I try to connect ...
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How to start a VNC session correctly on Raspbian?

I start my VNC server via a @reboot vncserver & entry in my user's crontab. But this seems to cause some problems since the cron environment is restricted. For examples see: Get Bash instead of /...
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VNC causing menu bar to flicker

I wonder if anyone can help me. I'm a total beginner and have recently started playing with my raspberry pi (1 model B I think). I bought it ages ago and never did anything with it. It was running ...
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Lxpanel crashes on vncserver startup

So I've got some use out of tightVNC on other platforms (OS X) and I'm just getting my new RPi 2 B up and running. I'm using SSH to get to my RPi for now but I'd like to have a remote GUI and I assume ...
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raspberry pi - vnc viewer wrong resolution

I know this is a old topic but even after reading dozens of comments i couldn't solve the problem. With hdmi plugged to raspberry everything is fine. When I don't plug HDMI my resolutioin is too big(...
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How can I start an X-Server via SSH in Arch Linux ARM in order to run a VNC Server?

Hello RPi SE community, I followed this post (i.a.) from the official forum to install an X server on my Raspberry Pi Arch Linux: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26398 $ pacman -...
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VNC: how to manage a fleet of RPi?

I've to manage 50 Raspberry Pis remotely, e.g. via VNC over the web. The RPis are behind a router, so I can't access them by IP. I'm looking for something like a self-hosted TeamViewer. The desired ...
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Why can't I connect to my Pi via VNC?

I have installed TightVNC on my Pi. I can SSH into the Pi just fine and start the server successfully. But then I can't seem to connect to it using a viewer. I am on OSX, so I've tried using the Java ...
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How does one setup and run tightvncserver on Raspberry PI?

I am very new to tightvncserver on Raspberry PI. So, I researched online and I am still confused. First, I came across this webpage How to setup tightvncserver on Raspberry PI website about ...
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xtightvnxc on pi4 running as root buster xtightvncviewer has no menu bar - can't admin headless pi4 (pi3,2,1 OK) with gui tools

When xtightvncserver is run as root on Pi4 running buster, vncviewer run from another host (ubuntu 20.04, in this case) there is no menu bar. When I run xtightvncserver as root on a pi3 (2 or 1) ...
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VNC Hosted Discovery Error

I'm trying to connect to my raspberry pi through VNC, but with no avail, both my Laptop and raspberry VNC return the error messages: "Host Discovery error: Unable to find service", this is ...
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Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0"

I'm trying to run openvibe-designer on my raspberry pie over vnc. Currently I am using Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.9. All other applications that I've launched over vnc have worked. I only get this ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B with HAT and without HDMI cable

I spend 1 hour figuring out why my Raspberry Pi 4 model B with Sense HAT wouldn't even boot without HDMI monitor connected. I ended up with these in /boot/config.txt which worked: hdmi_force_hotplug=1 ...
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VNC and mDNS: Connection Refused

I'm trying to access a Pi 4B+ with a dynamically-assigned IP address. I can VNC to the Pi using the (current) IP address, and I can hit it with no problem with Firefox, ssh or ping using the address ...
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Remoting into Raspberry Pi 4 using VNC viewer without permission

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu 20.04 and every time I try to remote in, it prompts this message: Another user is trying to view your desktop. A user on the computer "192.bla.blah.blah&...
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How can I get tightvnc to start automatically on startup?

I have tightvnc installed and working on my Raspberry Pi. I intend to use the Pi via VNC from my Mac. Is there a way to auto start tightvnc when the Pi boots up as then I wont have to have a separate ...
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"cannot currently show desktop"

I was working on installing maven on my raspberry pi3b+ and when I rebooted it, it asked me to enter my password again. Upon entering the password a message pops up: Cannot currently show the desktop&...
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VNC server error

I am trying 2 connect to my raspberry pi and I have some troubles with my VNC server. I have signed in, turned on VNC on my raspberry pi and clicked to connect on my PC; however, I still receive this ...
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Rasp Pi3 VNC viewer only works if eth connected, either eth or wifi

TightVNC and VNC Viewer both work on either ethernet or wifi ip::port addresses if the e'net cable is plugged in. Neither work on wifi if the e'net cable is diconnected. The problem has been stated ...
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I can't view my raspberry remotely

when I want to manipulate my raspberry by means of VNC viewer it shows me an error or that the desktop cannot be displayed. only connecting the raspberry to a monitor allows me to access. What I can ...
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Raspberry pi3 - Cannot show desktop

After some updates on my RPI3 running openmediavault, I cannot vnc into the system. I have tried them all by changing any resolution, enabling vnc in the raspi-confing settings and even mv .Xauthority ...
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SSH and VNC functionality stops working after a week or so

I'm running a raspberry pi 4 model B as a private server using raspbian. When I set it up and enable ssh and vnc functionality I can access it via both of those methods from other computers just fine. ...
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Raspberry Pi wiping PW after reboot

So I recently invested in a raspberry pi 400 running up to date raspberry pi os. After numerous reboots whilst tinkering and setting up ssh/ vnc i followed the systems warning to change the default ...
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Wireless network does not appear in Raspberry Pi 4B list of available networks

I am extremely new to Raspberry Pi and am having difficulty getting a 4B to connect to a wireless network. What I have tried thus far is: Edited the wpa_supplicant.conf with sudo nano /etc/...
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After fresh install of Raspberry OS the menu bar is missing in tightvnc session, how to fix?

The menu bar is only missing in the tightvnc client display :1 whereas it is present in the session connected to a hdmi monitor. On the hdmi monitor session I can open an lxterminal (about says 0.3.2) ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 VNC Remote Connection Desktop Error

Surroundings Raspberry Pi system: Raspbian Buster with desktop Direct connection using fiber Problem VNC connection remote desktop error: cannot currently show the desktop, I have enabled VNC and ...
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RealVNC Connection Problem

I have a question regarding RealVNC and the Raspberry Pi 3B. I can't connect to the Raspberry pi and I get following error message: "Timeout while waiting for a response from the computer". ...
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No VNC option on Raspbian menu

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 ...

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