Easy way to Setup VNC - Server Ubuntu/Debian OS

This guide is for installing VNC-Server on the servers installed with Ubuntu/Debian OS

1. Log in to the server as root

2. Run the following commands:

apt-get update

apt-get install gnome-core xfce4 firefox

apt-get install vnc4server

You need to create positive that you just ar mistreatment solely vnc-server and no alternative VNC-server installations were gift within the server as this might provide errors within the future largely that writing board sharing between the host Ubuntu Server and vnc-client machine. you'll be able to check it mistreatment the subsequent command:

[email protected] ~ # dpkg -l | grep vnc

ii  vnc4server                                            4.2.3+xorg4.3.0-37ubuntu5                           amd64        Virtual network computing server software

ro[email protected] ~ #

Please uninstall if TightVNC or any other installations there. 

3. Once the above packages are fully installed, we need to add a normal user for using VNC

useradd jack

You need to use your own username here.

Then use the following command:

su - jack

vncserver

Put a password for the vnc user there and verify the same.

4. We need to copy the original file and create a new configuration file as shown below:

cp ~/.vnc/xstartup ~/.vnc/xstartup.bak

> ~/.vnc/xstartup

vi ~/.vnc/xstartup

5. Edit the file as below:

#!/bin/sh
unset SESSION_MANAGER
unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS
startxfce4 &
 
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &

6. There will be some issues with the gnome-vnc session so we need to kill the present vnc session as below:

# vncserver -kill :1

7. Then we need to make a startup script:

su 

vi /etc/init.d/vncserver

and paste the following:

#!/bin/bash
 
unset VNCSERVERARGS
VNCSERVERS=""
[ -f /etc/vncserver/vncservers.conf ] && . /etc/vncserver/vncservers.conf
prog=$"VNC server"
start() {
 . /lib/lsb/init-functions
 REQ_USER=$2
 echo -n $"Starting $prog: "
 ulimit -S -c 0 >/dev/null 2>&1
 RETVAL=0
 for display in ${VNCSERVERS}
 do
 export USER="${display##*:}"
 if test -z "${REQ_USER}" -o "${REQ_USER}" == ${USER} ; then
 echo -n "${display} "
 unset BASH_ENV ENV
 DISP="${display%%:*}"
 export VNCUSERARGS="${VNCSERVERARGS[${DISP}]}"
 su ${USER} -c "cd ~${USER} && [ -f .vnc/passwd ] && vncserver :${DISP} ${VNCUSERARGS}"
 fi
 done
}
stop() {
 . /lib/lsb/init-functions
 REQ_USER=$2
 echo -n $"Shutting down VNCServer: "
 for display in ${VNCSERVERS}
 do
 export USER="${display##*:}"
 if test -z "${REQ_USER}" -o "${REQ_USER}" == ${USER} ; then
 echo -n "${display} "
 unset BASH_ENV ENV
 export USER="${display##*:}"
 su ${USER} -c "vncserver -kill :${display%%:*}" >/dev/null 2>&1
 fi
 done
 echo -e "\n"
 echo "VNCServer Stopped"
}
case "$1" in
start)
start [email protected]
;;
stop)
stop [email protected]
;;
restart|reload)
stop [email protected]
sleep 3
start [email protected]
;;
condrestart)
if [ -f /var/lock/subsys/vncserver ]; then
stop [email protected]
sleep 3
start [email protected]
fi
;;
status)
status Xvnc
;;
*)
echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|condrestart|status}"
exit 1
esac

Then we need to make it executable:

chmod +x /etc/init.d/vncserver

8. We need to create a configuration file for VNC:

mkdir -p /etc/vncserver

vi /etc/vncserver/vncservers.conf

Paste the following:

VNCSERVERS="1:jack"
VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1024x768"

9. If you need to make it started after the reboot automatically, a startup script needed to be written on the rc.d like below:

update-rc.d vncserver defaults 99

[email protected]:~# update-rc.d vncserver defaults 99
 Adding system startup for /etc/init.d/vncserver ...
   /etc/rc0.d/K99vncserver -> ../init.d/vncserver
   /etc/rc1.d/K99vncserver -> ../init.d/vncserver
   /etc/rc6.d/K99vncserver -> ../init.d/vncserver
   /etc/rc2.d/S99vncserver -> ../init.d/vncserver
   /etc/rc3.d/S99vncserver -> ../init.d/vncserver
   /etc/rc4.d/S99vncserver -> ../init.d/vncserver
   /etc/rc5.d/S99vncserver -> ../init.d/vncserver 

 10. Reboot the server. 

 

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