How to Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted February 12, 2018 3.6k views
Linux BasicsUbuntu 16.04

Hello everyone! Please if somebody can help with ubuntu/puffy config. I followed this tut : First time when I installed with Tightvnc server it was ok..then I distroyed that dropplet and created another. On this new one I can’t finalize the instalation. Doesn’t connect to VNC server. Gave me different errors like: Address already in use; Could not request local forwarding. I made the ssh/tunnel settings (5901 ;, I tried different ports but still can’t work it out..:(

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I had to change the below line -
ssh -L 5901: -N -f -l username serveripaddress

It didn’t work for me but

ssh -L 8080: -N -f -l username serveripaddress

works great with

  • Hi! Thanks, it worked!! Unfortunatelly another bug appeared, after restarting vncserver gave me the error : Job for vnc server.service failed because a configured resource limit was exceeded.. Any idea how can I fix this? Thank you so mych!

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