Setup VNC like Raspbian

I would like to setup a VNC Server that works the same way Raspbian’s did (it starts at boot and allows me to view tty1). Could someone give me instructions on doing so? Thanks :slight_smile:

What do you mean by like Raspbian? Are you trying to remote desktop your pi with vnc? Tell me more about what you want.

Raspian comes with VNC server already installed. To use it in Mate i will copy/paste what I answered in another topic:

You need to download the .deb from the webpage:

https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/vnc/raspberrypi/

Then to start it:
https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/docs/unix-start-stop.html#unix-start-stop

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Sorry to grave dig but a useful link is dead and the page wasn't archived..

To get the full Raspbian experience (start at boot, icon for service, information window) you just need to enable the correct service after installing. It is not done automatically and the VNC on/off switch isn't (yet) available in the Ubuntu MATE version of raspi-config.

  • To reach local sessions, use Service mode: sudo systemctl enable vncserver-x11-serviced.service
  • To reach virtual session, use Virtual mode: sudo systemctl enable vncserver-virtuald.service

Most users will use Service mode so they can remote into the same session as the keyboard/mouse/monitor is running. Edit: reboot to see service changes.