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GJQ
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Linux Mint 20 Remote Desktop

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Dear all
I have currently install Linux Mint 20 on 1 pc and Linux Mint 20.1 on another pc. I like to know how do i set up remote access on the pc with Linux Mint 20. I have tried to install tightvnc on Linux Mint 20 pc but when I start the service, I cannot remote access it from Linux Mint 20.1 pc. May I have a step by step procedures to get it to work

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mikeflan
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Re: Linux Mint 20 Remote Desktop

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Maybe this is what you want:
https://linuxhint.com/installing_vnc_server_linux_mint/
Taken from this topic:
viewtopic.php?p=1923118#p1923118
If you are willing to consider alternatives:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=339242
GJQ
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Re: Linux Mint 20 Remote Desktop

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Dear mikeflan
I follow this link https://linuxhint.com/installing_vnc_server_linux_mint/ install but I cannot activate the service
My errors as below. Can you assist

hp@HP-450-133D:~$ vim vncserver@.service
hp@HP-450-133D:~$ systemctl daemon-reload
hp@HP-450-133D:~$ systemctl start vncserver@1.service
Failed to start vncserver@1.service: Unit vncserver@1.service not found.
hp@HP-450-133D:~$ systemctl start vncserver@1.service
Failed to start vncserver@1.service: Unit vncserver@1.service not found.
hp@HP-450-133D:~$ systemctl enable vncserver@1.service
Failed to enable unit: Unit file vncserver@1.service does not exist.
hp@HP-450-133D:~$ systemctl status vncserver@1.service
Unit vncserver@1.service could not be found.
hp@HP-450-133D:~$ vim vncserver@.service
hp@HP-450-133D:~$ systemctl daemon-reload
hp@HP-450-133D:~$ systemctl status vncserver@1.service
Unit vncserver@1.service could not be found.
hp@HP-450-133D:~$

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mikeflan
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Re: Linux Mint 20 Remote Desktop

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I'm no expert here, but will try. Some say you need to use sudo and the full path. And I see sites that say to do

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sudo systemctl enable /lib/systemd/system/vncserver@1.service && sudo systemctl start vncserver@1.service
If that doesn't work do some google search on Failed to start vncserver@1.service: Unit vncserver@1.service not found
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