Droplet NY2 1GB Ubuntu 14.04 VNC setup

February 21, 2015 1.3k views

Hello. I have a question. I followed a tutorial from digitalocean in order to start a VNC on linux (ubuntu). First 2 attempts was full of fails, but this attempt was a kind of succesfull. I installed vnc and after it, I could see the desktop, work with firefox from the console on digitalocean, but I can't connect to it with tightvnc. The cursor is not sync on site console and I have a bit of lag on it, so I wan't somehow to connect to it from a third-part application like tightvnc. When I try to connect to it with IP::5901 or IP:5901 I get: target machine actively refused connection.
I think that I need somehow to make permissions for accessing this droplet from outside the localhost.


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  • Anymore information you could provide might help us answer your question. What is the specific tutorial you followed? Have you tried: How to Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 14.04? It includes instructions on how to setup an SSH tunnel to access the desktop locally.

    VNC is a connection system that allows you to manage your Ubuntu server with a graphical desktop environment. With VNC, you can use your keyboard and mouse to interact with a graphical display of your remote server, making it easier to work with the server.
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