How to install VNC server on Linuxmint 18.3
To install VNC server on Linux Mint 18.3
VNC or ' Virtual Network Computing' server is a software is used to control and operate client machines which are connected to the same network, VNC is the graphical desktop sharing application used to control another computer. It makes management of files, software, and settings on a remote server easy for users who find command interface little hard. In this tutorial, the method to install  VNC server on Linux Mint 18.3 is covered.
Installing  VNC server
Let' s begin with the installation of the VNC server package on your machine by running the following command.
linuxhelp ~ # apt install vnc4server -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: xbase-clients Suggested packages: vnc-java The following NEW packages will be installed: vnc4server xbase-clients 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 273 not upgraded. Need to get 1,626 kB of archives. After this operation, 5,515 kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 xbase-clients all 1:7.7+13ubuntu3 [4,570 B] . . 0vncserver) in auto mode update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vnc4passwd to provide /usr/bin/vncpasswd (vncpasswd) in auto mode update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vnc4config to provide /usr/bin/vncconfig (vncconfig) in auto mode
Once it is installed, set password for VNC as follows.
linuxhelp ~ # vncpasswd Password: Verify:
After setting up the password start the VNC Server by running the following command.
linuxhelp ~ # vncserver :1 New ' linuxhelp:1 (root)' desktop is linuxhelp:1 Creating default startup script /home/user/.vnc/xstartup Starting applications specified in /home/user/.vnc/xstartup Log file is /home/user/.vnc/linuxhelp:1.log
You can run the following command to kill VNC.
linuxhelp ~ # vncserver -kill :1 Killing Xvnc4 process ID 35556
If you want to edit the file run the following command.
linuxhelp ~ # vim .vnc/xstartup add the below line in the end of the file exec /usr/bin/mate-session &
Now start VNC server with custom resolution using the following command.
linuxhelp ~ # vncserver :1 -geometry 800x600 -depth 24 New ' linuxhelp:1 (root)' desktop is linuxhelp:1 Starting applications specified in /home/user/.vnc/xstartup Log file is /home/user/.vnc/linuxhelp:1.log
Now VNC Server is started now you can access this machine from another machine before that install VNC Viewer on that machine in order to access VNC Server.  With this, the method to  install VNC server on Linux Mint 18.3 comes to an end.