[Tutorial] Simple VNC solution for newbies

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[Tutorial] Simple VNC solution for newbies

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I know that there are many more advanced & secure VNC solutions out there but there is a simple solution for people new to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu includes a VNC server by default. It is called Desktop sharing and it can be found there (search for Desktop Sharing) :

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Then just set the server depending on your personal preferences :

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Then when you are done, download a VNC client on your PC, Mac or Linux computer & install it.

There are many out there such as RealVNC : http://www.realvnc.com/download/

Type in the IP of the ODroid. You can find it by doing those simple steps on your ODroid :

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On this screenshot, 192.168.1.118 is the IP address (yours may be different of course) :

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Now that you know your local IP address, just launch the VNC client on your computer.

Type the IP in the address field then click connect.

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Type the password you have set up previously.

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You should now be able to remotely access your desktop screen ! :)

I wouldn't recommend this solution for permanent remote access but more for occasional usage since the connection is not totally secure.

Hope it helps ;)
ODroid U2 8GB eMMC + Sandisk Ultra 64GB SDXC UHS-1 - Ubuntu Linaro 12.11 // Motorola Lapdock Bionic setup

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