VNC server port and VNC alternatives

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at
Wed Jan 25 14:57:54 UTC 2006

On 1/22/06, Michael Kintzer <mkintzer at> wrote:
> I'm an ubuntu newbie transferring over from Fedora.   I'd like to
> install x11vnc on my ubuntu deployments, but when I try to configure the
> source I get this error:

As someone new to ubuntu, you should really investigate what packages are
available using apt (apt-get for command line, synaptic for GUI), and what
repositories are out there.

If you edit /etc/apt/sources.list and uncomment the lines with "universe" in
them, you will be able to install x11vnc without doing any compiling of

sudo apt-get install x11vnc

I just installed it myself, as I have from time to time needed to get access
to my current session remotely.


John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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