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       vncserver - a wrapper to launch an X server for VNC.


       vncserver  [:display] [-geometry widthxheight] [-depth depth] [-pixelformat rgbNNN|bgrNNN]
       [-name desktop-name]  [  -httpport int  ]  [  -basehttpport int  ]  [  -alwaysshared  ]  [
       -nevershared ] [Xvnc-options...]

       vncserver [ -clean ] -kill :display

       vncserver -help


       vncserver  is  a  wrapper  script  for  Xvnc,  the  free X server for VNC (Virtual Network
       Computing). It provides all capabilities of a standard X server, but does not connect to a
       display  for  itself.   Instead,  Xvnc  creates  a virtual desktop you can view or control
       remotely using a VNC viewer.


       You can add Xvnc options at the command line. They will be added to the invocation of Xvnc
       without changes. The options provided by the vncserver itself are as follows:

              The display number to use. If omitted, the next free display number is used.

       -geometry widthxheight
              Set desktop width and height.

       -depth depth
              Set  the  colour depth of the visual to provide, in bits per pixel. Must be a value
              between 8 and 32.

       -pixelformat rgbNNN|bgrNNN
              Set colour format for pixels representation. The viewer can do  the  conversion  to
              any  other  pixel  format,  but  it  is faster if the depth and pixel format of the
              server is the same as the equivalent values on the viewer display.

       -name string
              This specifies the name of the desktop.

       -clean This option can be used in conjunction with

       -kill :display
              Stops the session running on the specified display.

              Never allow shared desktops.

              Always allow shared desktops.

       -basehttpport int
              The base http port to use for the java client  applet  (you  have  to  install  the
              tightvnc-java  package to make this work). The real port number will be port = base
              + display num.

       -httpport int
              The http port to use for the java client applet (you have to install the  tightvnc-
              java package to make this work).

       -help  Prints a short usage notice to stderr.


              Invokes Xvnc on the next available display and with suitable defaults.

       vncserver :1
              Invokes Xvnc on display :1.

       vncserver -geometry 800x600 -depth 16 :1
              Invokes  Xvnc  on display :1 with desktop size of 800x600 pixels and color depth of
              16 bits per pixel.

       vncserver -kill :1
              Shuts down Xvnc server on display :1.


              System-wide configuration file of TightVNC Server.

              User configuration file  of  TightVNC  Server.  Its  setting  override  system-wide


       Xvnc(1), vncviewer(1), vncpasswd(1), vncconnect(1)


       Original  VNC  was  developed  in  AT&T  Laboratories  Cambridge.  TightVNC additions were
       implemented by Constantin  Kaplinsky.  Many  other  people  participated  in  development,
       testing and support.

       Man page authors:
       Marcus Brinkmann <>,
       Tim Waugh <>,
       Constantin Kaplinsky <>

                                           August 2006                               vncserver(1)