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Ubuntu 16.04 – x11vnc running at startup

Abbreviated version of setting up x11vnc on Ubuntu 16.04 based systems: sudo x11vnc -storepasswd /etc/x11vnc/passwd sudo vi /lib/systemd/system/x11vnc.service [Unit] Description=Start x11vnc at startup. After=multi-user.target [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/usr/bin/x11vnc -xkb -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -noxrecord -noxfixes -noxdamage -rfbauth /etc/x11vnc/passwd -forever -bg -nodpms -rfbport 5900 -rfbversion 3.6 -permitfiletransfer -shared -dontdisconnect -alwaysshared -o /var/log/x11vnc.log [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target sudo systemctl enable x11vnc.service sudo

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Start x11vnc on init based systems

If you want to start a VNC server before login on your Linux machine a good option is to make the graphical login manager start the VNC server. Create /etc/init/x11vnc: vi /etc/init/x11vnc Then paste: start on login-session-start script /usr/bin/x11vnc -xkb -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -noxrecord -noxfixes -noxdamage -rfbauth /etc/x11vnc/passwd \ -forever -bg -gone “xscreensaver-command -lock” -nodpms -rfbport 5900

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