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How to set an VNC Server on Ubuntu 20.04?

Hello, friends. In this post, you will learn how to set up a VNC server on Ubuntu 20.04

Having a VNC server is a good alternative in these moments where work is being done remotely. Because VNC allows us to have a remote desktop server with which we can do jobs if you were on the computer.

This will be a fairly short tutorial because it is quite simple.

Creating a VNC Server on Ubuntu 20.04

Whether you are using Ubuntu desktop or Ubuntu Server it is convenient to install a lightweight desktop environment to make the connection. In this case, I have chosen XFCE.

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So, install XFCE. For this, we present to you the tutorial that we have made.

How to install XFCE on Ubuntu 20.04?

Then, we can continue with the tutorial.

Install VNC Server on Ubuntu 20.04

Now we can install a VNC server. To do so, open a terminal or run via SSH.

sudo apt install tightvncserver

Once the server is installed, it is necessary to define a password.

Using password file /home/angelo/.vnc/passwd
 VNC directory /home/angelo/.vnc does not exist, creating.
 Would you like to enter a view-only password (y/n)? y

There you can define a password as a view-only password.

Now configure the server so that when it starts it will run the XFCE environment

So, create a configuration file:

nano ~/.vnc/xstartup

And add the following:

 xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
 startxfce4 &

Then close the file and give it execution permission

chmod +x ~/.vnc/xstartup

Now you can start the VNC server.

New 'X' desktop is ubuntuosradar:1
 Starting applications specified in /home/angelo/.vnc/xstartup
 Log file is /home/angelo/.vnc/ubuntuosradar:1.log

Now if you open a client program, for example, Vinagre and access it through port 5901

1.- VNC Server on Ubuntu 20.04
1.- VNC Server on Ubuntu 20.04

So, enjoy it.


Creating and configuring this tool on Ubuntu 20.04 is quite useful these days. Now that you know how to do it, it’s up to you.

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