LinuxMint: x11vnc Install/Config

 

#!/bin/bash
#
# https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2334
#

# 1. Remove the default Vino server:
sudo apt-get -y remove vino
# 2. Install x11vnc:
sudo apt-get -y install x11vnc
# 3. Create the directory for the password file:
sudo mkdir /etc/x11vnc
# 4. Create the encrypted password file:
sudo x11vnc --storepasswd /etc/x11vnc/vncpwd
# You will be asked to enter and verify the password.  Then press Y to save the password file.
# 5. Create the systemd service file for the x11vnc service:
sudo xed /lib/systemd/system/x11vnc.service
# Copy/Paste this code into the empty file:

echo "############## CREATE x11vnc.service ##################" 
sudo sh -c "echo '[Unit]
Description=Start x11vnc at startup.
After=multi-user.target

[Service]
Type=simple
ExecStart=/usr/bin/x11vnc -auth guess -forever -noxdamage -repeat -rfbauth /etc/x11vnc/vncpwd -rfbport 5900 -shared

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target' > /lib/systemd/system/x11vnc.service"

# 6: Reload the services:
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
# 7. Enable the x11vnc service at boot time:
sudo systemctl enable x11vnc.service
# 8. Start the service:
# Either reboot or
sudo systemctl start x11vnc.service
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