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:
Suggested packages:
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 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

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.

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marclouis 22-05-2018 at 13:09
my device shows error:""the authentification mechanism requested cannot be provided by the computer."