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by sconemad
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RealVNC server in virtual mode - Enterprise license required?
Replies: 12
Views: 1260

Re: RealVNC server in virtual mode - Enterprise license required?

I think the confusion here is over what vncserver-virtuald does. It is a service which manages VNC virtual mode sessions - the idea being that you connect to the service (usually on port 5999), login using your system credentials, and it will connect you to your VNC virtual mode session. If you don'...
by sconemad
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unstable driver (?) for wireless keyboard and mouse..
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

Re: Unstable driver (?) for wireless keyboard and mouse..

Could you possibly edit your post and put the list in code tags (</> fifth button across) as it shortens the scroll to scroll bars :lol: [ 9.098] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" does not exist. [ 9.098] Entry deleted from font path. [ 9.098] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/c...
by sconemad
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Server no longer working after update
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: VNC Server no longer working after update

Hi,

Just to let you know that I'm currently investigating this issue with the 6.5.0-41730 release of realvnc-vnc-server, and we hope to get a fix for this out soon. I can confirm that this appears only to affect virtual mode.

Andy (from RealVNC)
by sconemad
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Installing Raspbian on headless RPi4 - how?
Replies: 19
Views: 1335

Re: Installing Raspbian on headless RPi4 - how?

VNC Server can run in two modes: service mode and virtual mode. Service mode is what you get when you enable VNC via raspi-config, which lets you access the Pi's console screen remotely (i.e. what you would see if you had a monitor plugged in). If you don't have a monitor plugged in, it doesn't know...
by sconemad
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Control RPi3 without internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: Control RPi3 without internet

Thanks for the tip, can you help those not network minded. My pocket wifi modem is default 192.168.1.1, I can connect Raspberry to the wifi, and my Mac/IPad However what address to I put in VNC viewer? Tried the same as modem, also tried the ‘Other ways to connect’ IP on the VNC connect/server on P...
by sconemad
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Control RPi3 without internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Re: Control RPi3 without internet

I have had my Raspberry PI 3 connected with VNC server and viewer. Today I tried to connect through a portable wifi modem without a sim connection. All systems connected PI/IPad/Mac however VNC Viewer doesn’t work? When searching on VNC’s website, YES you need internet for VNC unless you get the $4...
by sconemad
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Realvnc free connect service for virtual desktop?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Realvnc free connect service for virtual desktop?

Andyroo wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:35 pm
You can do it with the enterprise license :cry:
Sorry but virtual mode sessions don't currently allow cloud connectivity, even with an enterprise license.
by sconemad
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [VNC] Enable access for new user?
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: [VNC] Enable access for new user?

Anyway, when connecting I receive this message "Cannot currently show the desktop". This is because VNC normally requires a desktop to be running on the console in order to provide access. You have two options here: Set your Pi to boot to desktop from raspi-config by going to Boot options > Desktop...
by sconemad
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [VNC] Enable access for new user?
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: [VNC] Enable access for new user?

The default settings are to allow access to anyone in the sudo group . Is this how you enabled sudo access for your user (or did you add the user to /etc/sudoers)? Alternatively, you can set the VNC permissions to allow your user directly. The file you need to edit is /root/.vnc/config.d/vncserver-x...
by sconemad
Wed May 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VNC suddenly gone...
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: VNC suddenly gone...

That's strange. It sounds like the VNC server isn't running. Try doing "sudo systemctl status vncserver-x11-serviced" to get the status of it. If it's not running, "sudo systemctl enable --now vncserver-x11-serviced" should start it running again (which is effectively what the vnc option in raspi-co...
by sconemad
Mon May 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Solution: Allow Copy and Paste between VNC Server and Client
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Solution: Allow Copy and Paste between VNC Server and Client

In /etc/vnc/config.d create config.custom with the following: I think this should be common.custom, which is used to contain common settings between VNC apps. It's curious that this fixed it for you, since the AcceptCutText parameter should be enabled by default. I'm guessing you have it disabled e...
by sconemad
Mon May 13, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 -flightradar24 & vnc in from iPhone
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Pi3 -flightradar24 & vnc in from iPhone

Another useful command to find the current display settings is "tvservice -s".
by sconemad
Thu May 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Remote control of raspbian trough anydesk
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Remote control of raspbian trough anydesk

Ok, but realvnc needs to configure firewall, anydesk not. Hi, RealVNC supports cloud connections, which lets you easily establish connections to your server device provided it has internet access and is signed into your RealVNC account. No special firewall or router settings should be needed. (see ...
by sconemad
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi

VNC Viewer lets me log in to that port, but gives me a screen that says "Cannot currently show desktop." This usually means an X desktop isn't running on the console. You can set it to boot to desktop in raspi-config. You'll also find that if you don't have a monitor plugged in, the default screen ...
by sconemad
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi

What are you entering in your viewer to connect, since these will be different for service and virtual mode servers? To connect to the service mode server, you use the IP address or hostname only. To connect to the virtual mode server, you add ":1" to the end of the address or hostname (which indica...
by sconemad
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why does my RealVNC start so late after boot up
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Why does my RealVNC start so late after boot up

Looks like it could be the same as this: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=230779
by sconemad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry not booting if USB keyboard not connected
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Raspberry not booting if USB keyboard not connected

There is a known issue with some services failing to start with no USB input devices connected, for example this issue with VNC: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 8&t=230779
by sconemad
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring RealVNC server
Replies: 26
Views: 21027

Re: Configuring RealVNC server

Yes, that's the right way to disable direct connections. To enable cloud connections, you need to go to the "Licensing" option in the menu and sign in with a RealVNC account, or sign up if you don't have one - it's free for personal use. It's also possible to setup multi factor authentication using ...
by sconemad
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring RealVNC server
Replies: 26
Views: 21027

Re: Configuring RealVNC server

It looks like you've got your vnc port open to the internet. In which case it's normal to see these sorts of connection attempts - you'd see the same with ssh too. You should be ok provided your password is strong enough (and not the default 'raspberry'). You'll see the vnc server is throttling thes...
by sconemad
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC connection delay on RasPi 3A+
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: VNC connection delay on RasPi 3A+

by sconemad
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Launch Chromium remotely, not at boot, for "kiosk-like" display?
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Launch Chromium remotely, not at boot, for "kiosk-like" display?

It sounds like you want to disable lightdm so it doesn't start automatically on boot. But, configure lightdm to auto login (in lightdm.conf), and configure chromium to autostart when the desktop starts (in ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart). Then, from ssh do "systemctl start lightdm" when you w...
by sconemad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: KVM Switches Pi's and other
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: KVM Switches Pi's and other

X is NOT used 99.99999% of the time so VNC is not an option. These units are tasked with heavy loads and X running without need is wasted resources.. I only need X every now and then, and same with actual local use, but occasionally its needed instead of ssh and its mostly locally. The RealVNC serv...
by sconemad
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian with RPI Desktop and RealVNC
Replies: 69
Views: 54325

Re: Raspbian with RPI Desktop and RealVNC

This usually means that you need to set your Pi to boot to desktop.
You can do this from raspi-config: go to Boot options > Desktop / CLI and choose Desktop or Desktop Autologin.
by sconemad
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Change back from LCD driver
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Change back from LCD driver

This sounds like a job for VNC Virtual mode - If you run the 'vncserver-virtual' command, it will start a new, virtual VNC desktop, which you can connect to using the details that are output by the command (which will be <IP-address>:1 for the first one). You'll still be able to connect to your LCD ...
by sconemad
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SOLUTION: VNC does not start on a headless Raspberry pi.
Replies: 10
Views: 2053

Re: SOLUTION: VNC does not start on a headless Raspberry pi.

That's very helpful. Thanks for posting this!

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