here I am with another Newby question
I installed LXDE and realVNC server using the terminal.
Then, from the dietpi-config/Autostart option, I selected option: 16 : LightDM login mask.
After rebooting, I’m not able to connect through the VNC viewer from my mac. I tried 192.168.1.15 and 192.168.1.15:1 as suggested here https://dietpi.com/docs/software/remote_desktop/#realvnc-server
But neither with the first nor with the second I can connect.
Meanwhile, I’m still able to connect through the terminal
Thanks again for the suggestions
Can you check on which port VNC server is LISTEN
ss -tulpn | grep LISTEN
how can I check it?
Sorry but I’m really new in this world
I posted a command above to show all LISTEN port’s
I’m really sorry. Didn’t see it
this is the output:
tcp LISTEN 0 1000 0.0.0.0:22 0.0.0.0:* users:(("dropbear",pid=198,fd=4)) tcp LISTEN 0 511 0.0.0.0:1880 0.0.0.0:* users:(("node-red",pid=547,fd=18)) tcp LISTEN 0 511 *:80 *:* users:(("apache2",pid=423,fd=4),("apache2",pid=422,fd=4),("apache2",pid=420,fd=4)) tcp LISTEN 0 1000 [::]:22 [::]:* users:(("dropbear",pid=198,fd=5)) tcp LISTEN 0 4096 *:3001 *:* users:(("grafana-server",pid=552,fd=10))
It looks like, VNC is not here… isn’t it?
yes VNC is not running. Can you check following
systemctl status vncserver
This is the output:
● vncserver.service - VNC Server (DietPi) Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/vncserver.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2021-11-23 21:33:26 GMT; 1 day 12h ago Process: 893 ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/vncserver start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Main PID: 893 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) CPU: 96ms Warning: journal has been rotated since unit was started, output may be incomplete.
Let me guess…
Shoud I start vnc server? If yes, How?
ok let’s try to restart, which probably will fail. Let’s check logs as well
systemctl restart vncserver journalctl -u vncserver
Restarted and, I assume looking at the output, failed as predicted:
-- Journal begins at Thu 2021-11-25 08:52:18 GMT, ends at Thu 2021-11-25 10:34:01 GMT. -- Nov 25 10:33:51 DietPi systemd: Started VNC Server (DietPi). Nov 25 10:33:51 DietPi systemd: pam_unix(login:session): session opened for user root(uid=0) by (uid=0) Nov 25 10:33:56 DietPi systemd: vncserver.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE Nov 25 10:33:56 DietPi systemd: vncserver.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
What shall I do now?
ok let’s try following
This will most probably ask to set password. If yes, do that. Once done reboot your system and check the service after your system is back online.
journalctl -u vncserver.service systemctl status vncserver
Thanks a lot (again) for the support.
Now everything works great .
Just a question: Does VNC start alone every time I reboot the system? Or should I manually restart it?
it should start automatically on reboot.