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Installing and removing VNC Connect¶
These instructions explain how to install VNC Connect (version 6+) on supported supported SUSE Linux computers.
VNC Connect consists of a VNC Server app for the remote computer you want to control, and a VNC Viewer app for the local device you want to control from.
You can perform all the operations on this page at the command line. Check out our example script.
Removing conflicting packages¶
Before installing or upgrading, run the following command as a user with administrative privileges to ensure the following packages are not present:
rpm -e xorg-x11-Xvnc tightvnc
Upgrading to VNC Connect from legacy versions¶
If you are upgrading from VNC 5.x and have a valid Personal or Enterprise license key, installation should be seamless. You do not need to stop VNC Server, and any configuration changes you have made will be preserved. If you wish to enable cloud connectivity, perform this post-install step.
If you have an out-of-date Personal or Enterprise license key for VNC 5.x, you must purchase a subscription as a new customer.
If you have a Free license key for VNC 5.x, you can migrate to a new, free Home subscription providing you install VNC Server desk-side. You cannot migrate over a remote control session.
If you wish to upgrade from VNC Enterprise Edition or VNC Personal Edition 4.x, we recommend you first contact Support.
Downloading VNC Server¶
Download the appropriate VNC Server RPM installer for the architecture of the remote computer you want to control.
If you do not have administrative privileges, or want to specify non-default installation locations, download the appropriate generic installer instead, and run the script provided.
Installing using desktop tools¶
<VNC-Server>.rpm using Software Manager, and follow the instructions. Administrative privileges are required.
Installing at the command line¶
Installing at the command line or via SSH may be quicker and more convenient providing defaults are acceptable. To do this, run the following command as a user with administrative privileges:
rpm -U <VNC-Server>.rpm
Licensing VNC Server¶
You must license VNC Server running on the remote computer or remote access will not be available. You don’t need to license VNC Viewer.
Setting up the environment for VNC Server¶
If SELinux is enabled, you must run
vncinitconfig -register-SELinux to register policy modules.
Starting VNC Server¶
To start VNC Server in Service Mode, run the appropriate command as a user with administrative privileges:
systemctl start vncserver-x11-serviced.service #systemd
/etc/init.d/vncserver-x11-serviced start #initd
For other command line operations and modes, see these instructions.
Downloading VNC Viewer¶
Download the VNC Viewer RPM installer to the computer you want to control if you have administrative privileges to install, or the standalone binary if not.
If you have a:
Removing VNC Connect¶
Using desktop tools¶
To uninstall VNC Server, open Software Manager, conduct a search for the realvnc-vnc-server package, mark the package for deletion, and apply the change. Administrative privileges are required. To uninstall VNC Viewer, repeat this operation for realvnc-vnc-viewer.