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Install VNC server on your ROCK Pi 4 | Connect ROCK Pi via VNC

In this tutorial we learn How to install VNC Server on your ROCK Pi 4. So we use the Ubuntu image on Rock Pi 4.

Recommended : ROCK Pi 4 : Overview | Installation

Install VNC server on your ROCK Pi 4

  • Install VNC server
   sudo apt-get install xfce4
   sudo apt-get install vnc4server
   sudo apt-get install xrdp
  • Run the VNC server and setting password
   sudo vncserver
  • Edit the config file
   sudo vim ~/.vnc/xstartup
  • Change the contents to:
   #!/bin/sh
   unset SESSION_MANAGER
   unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS
   [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
   [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
   vncconfig -iconic &
   xfce4-session & 
  • Restart the vncserver and xrdp
   sudo vncserver -kill :1            #Kill the vncserver process
   sudo vncserver                     #Restart the vncserver
   sudo service xrdp restart          #Restart the xrdp

Install VNC client on your PC run on linux

  • Installation

You need a VNC-Viewer-6.19.325-Linux-x64.deb pack click here download it now.

   sudo dpkg -i VNC-Viewer-6.19.325-Linux-x64.deb
  • Connecting ROCK Pi 4

Power on your ROCK Pi 4 and ensure it connect the network.

Type on your PC:

   vncviewer 'this is your ROCK Pi 4's IP address':1

If you don’t known what your ROCK Pi 4’s IP address type this on your ROCK Pi 4 you can see it:

   ifconfig         #type 'man config' can get help for ifconfig

If your ROCK Pi 4’s IP address is 192.168.31.196 you type vncviewer 192.168.31.196:1 can connect it, and then input your VNC password can open the desktop.

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