Remote desktop for Ubuntu Server 11.10
oliver_ch said 1 year, 1 month ago:
how to install VNC on Ubuntu server 11.10 ?
I tried, I opened port 5900 but it is impossible to connect.
Thank you for your help.
timb said 1 year, 1 month ago:
You should be able to use these steps to connect:
1. Start your VNC client.
2. Enter your server IP and admin password when prompted.
3. When you connect to the server, type admin for the user name, and then enter the password you created when you set up your server.
If you continue to have connection issues, please contact our Support Team directly so that they can review specific details regarding your account.
vincent said 1 year, 1 month ago:
There is no GUI or VNC server installed by default in Ubuntu Server, so there’s nothing to connect to right now. You’ll want to install the desktop environment and VNC server by running:
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop tightvncserver
After that’s done (it will take a while), set a VNC password:
Then start the VNC server:
It will be listening on port 5901, so edit your port forward in the Cloud Servers control panel to say public: 5900, private: 5901. Then you can connect your client and should see the Unity desktop.
This forum post has an init script if you want to make VNC run on boot: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1477909