linuxvnc(1) export a tty to any VNC client


linuxvnc [tty_number [args]]


It follows the same idea as WinVNC, x11vnc or OSXvnc, i.e. it takes an existing desktop and exports it via RFB (VNC), just that LinuxVNC exports text.

If you want to export another tty, specify it as 'tty_number'. You can also pass VNC options to tune what encodings are used for the VNC session. You can read x11vnc man page for more information on this.


-rfbport port
TCP port for RFB protocol.
-rfbwait time
Max time in ms to wait for RFB client.
-rfbauth passwd-file
Use authentication on RFB protocol (use 'storepasswd' to create passwd file).
-rfbversion 3.x
Set the version of the RFB we choose to advertise.
Permit file transfer support.
-passwd plain-password
Use authentication (use plain-password as password, USE AT YOUR RISK).
-deferupdate time
Time in ms to defer updates (default 40).
-deferptrupdate time
Time in ms to defer pointer updates (default none).
-desktop name
VNC desktop name (default "LibVNCServer").
Always treat new clients as shared.
Never treat new clients as shared.
Don't disconnect existing clients when a new non-shared connection comes in (refuse new connection instead).
-httpdir dir-path
Enable http server using dir-path home.
-httpport portnum
Use portnum for http connection.
Enable http proxy support.
-progressive height
Enable progressive updating for slow links.
-listen ipaddr
Listen for connections only on network interface with addr ipaddr.


This manual page was written by Ludovic Drolez <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).