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I have used VNC a few times and what I find is that VNC can't be used to control the "current" or "main" desktop. What I mean by this is I can't go out, and leave my machine on, leave my work open and fire up VNC server, then connect in remotely and access the programs I have left open.

This is becauase VNC doesn't seem to want to bind to desktop ":0", instead I can only use it to connect into a new instance of the desktop interface with no programs open.

Is this just me, or is there no way to have remote access to my actual desktop and currently running apps (even if this means using some other program other than VNC)?

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I ssh into my desktop and issue the x11vnc command.

I then can vnc into my current desktop.

[#40183] Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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