How to Install and Configure VNC® Server 6.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.10 and remotely connect the computer with a mobile phone using free VNC cloud home connction

VNC Connect is a flexible and secure remote access software for computers.The details can be obtained from the official web site of RealVNC.

First download the linux vnc connect deb file from the vnc web site. in to the computer

and extract the deb file .(you will get 2 files of server and viewer installers)

install VNC-Server-6.0.2-Linux-x64.deb using the official installer of Ubuntu.Screenshot from 2017-03-13 17-03-50

To start the server open the Ubuntu terminal and run

sudo systemctl start vncserver-x11-serviced.service

Now you can see an icon on the panel to indicate  the sever is running

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After installing you will not be able to see any launcher icon. In this type of situation Mainmenu appication is useful in creating a launcher.Since  Mainmenu is not a default software in Ubuntu 16.10  we will have to install it manually.

Open the Ubuntu terminal and run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install alacarte

Now if you run  the mainmenu you will find the vnc server under the 
applications/other menu

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If the VNC server is not available, you can add an item.

Go to the Launcher properties and edit as follows

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Under the Command cage enter the following  to enable the server start at the boot time of the computer and include it to Startup Applications

gksu systemctl start vncserver-x11-serviced.service

and press OK

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Now the VNCServer is installed on Ubuntu 16.10 correctly

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The next step is to sign up for a free VNC Cloud home account

Go to this REAL VNC website and sign up for a free cloud home account

To connect the sever with the cloud

Now place the mouse pointer on the vnc sever icon on the  panel at the top of the desktop and right click to get the menu and make the licensing for the cloud connection



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Now open the cloud to see weather the computer is connected

Go to the vnc  cloud and sign in

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Now you can see the computer with the vnc server is connected to the vnc cloud

The next step is to connect the computer running   the vnc server remotly  over the inter net using a mobile phone

First VNC Viewer for remote desktop application is installed on the phone

Open the app and connect to the computer using the vnc password saved in the server previously .





2 thoughts on “How to Install and Configure VNC® Server 6.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.10 and remotely connect the computer with a mobile phone using free VNC cloud home connction

  1. This is a great tutorial. One issue. I create the startup link (gksu systemctl start vncserver-x11-serviced.service) and it all works great. the only thing is that it asks for a password on every reboot. So if I am remoted into my PC with VNC I can reboot the PC if needed but then I am stuck. The password prompt comes up upon reboot. Is there a way to remove that?

    • Hi omicronkappa
      Under the vnc server options you better try using the vnc password For the security.Then for the users and permissions standard user also, same vnc password.Under the connectivity,tick the box against allow the cloud connections.

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