• Re: VNC for Debian

    From Avon@21:1/101 to All on Sun Oct 4 20:45:56 2020
    On 04 Oct 2020 at 11:47a, Avon pondered and said...

    I'm wanting to be able to use VNC from my windows machine so I can
    remote in to the Debian box and do admin stuff from within my home LAN.
    I' not thinking this is something I want to be able to do from outside
    the home.

    There seem to be several web walk through articles for this some more detailed than others. I found this one https://tinyurl.com/yxt6ylmp and this other one https://tinyurl.com/yxfuwd2k which both want me to use
    ssh and install xfce.

    Well I followed step 1 and 2 of the second short url and ended up with a grey screen when I tried to connect. I then tried a solution on https://tinyurl.com/y3rtpcrd and that sorta worked but seemed hit/miss when I tried to connect to the box VNC would work once then refuse to connect.

    I then ran sudo apt purge xxx where xxx was the vnc and xface files.

    I then ran nautilus and found some hidden .vnc stuff and removed that from my home dir then also removed a few .xfce files there too that were hidden.

    I like the basic Gnome desktop that seems to come with debian but getting a remote (working) VNC session that is reliable is a nightmare for a n00b. At least with a raspberry pi they build in a VNC server into the OS... wish
    Debian did the same.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (21:1/101)
  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Oli on Mon Oct 5 09:04:46 2020
    On 04 Oct 2020 at 12:57p, Oli pondered and said...

    Do you want to start a virtual (headless) X server or do you want to connect to

    the desktop X server that is using the video card/monitor?

    Ideally the latter... I'm understanding that I could (if it all works)
    connect to a different desktop than the one I see with the login/monitor attached but ideally I'd like to be able to just remote connect and see/use
    the same desktop I do now.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (21:1/101)