Solid but more work.
- Package install:
apt install tightvncserver
- Update the server config:
vncserver # enter pwd # optionally enter pwd for read-only sharing # note the result, eg: New 'X' desktop is melange:2 # in this case, vnc desktop is running on desktop 2, because 1 was already running 'regular' X cd ~/.vnc cp xstartup xstartup.orig emacs -nw xstartup # and replace with: #!/bin/bash xrdb $HOME/.Xresources /usr/bin/i3 & vncserver -localhost # only allow connections from localhost; we will use ssh tunnel
- Set up an ssh tunnel on the home LAN to the VNC server:
ssh -L 59000:localhost:5901 -C -N melange
You can leave this running to enable anytime-connect.
- Set up an ssh tunnel on remote client (eg. viper) to the home LAN:
ssh -L 59000:localhost:59000 -C -N bitpost.com
Remote client connect
- On remote machine, install client package (this is actually tightvnc, cmon assholes fix the name):
sudo apt install xvnctightviewer
- Run it!
vncviewer & # and enter [localhost:59000]
Bah bullshit, I can't get the i3 display to start up properly.
Apparently I need a better xstartup:
#!/bin/bash xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey #Fix to make GNOME work export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 DISPLAY=.2 i3 &
Make sure you kill any running server before starting it again:
vncserver -kill :2 # or .3 or .4... vncserver -localhost # should start on .2 since X is already running - is that a prob?
vino & remina
Using the "Ubuntu way", everything is supposed to be brought together under [mh-ubuntu-settings] Ubuntu Settings > Sharing. (but it's crap, read on...)
The packages it needs underneath are:
sudo apt-get install vino # VNC server; RESTART GNOME after installation sudo apt-get install remina # VNC client
Ubuntu screwed the pooch on vino-server config, no systemd support baked in? This explains how you can set up a service. Geez oh pete.
# allow local connections gsettings set org.gnome.Vino network-interface lo # see all settings gsettings list-keys org.gnome.Vino # run the fucker /usr/lib/vino/vino-server &
Consider other VNC servers instead that allow startup on boot?