tightvncserver - virtual network computing server software

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: tightvncserver
Package version: 1.3.10
Package release: 0ubuntu3
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 1.65 KB
Download size: 623.46 KB
Official Mirror: archive.ubuntu.com
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing `desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. This package provides a server to which X clients can connect and the server generates a display that can be viewed with a vncviewer. The difference between the tightvncserver and the normal vncserver is the data encoding, optimized for low bandwidth connections. If the client do not support jpeg or zlib encoding it can use the default one. Later versions of vncserver (> 3.3.3r2) support a new automatic encoding that should be equally good as the tightvnc encoding. Note: This server does not support or need a display. You need a vncviewer to see something. However, this viewer may also be on a computer running other operating systems in the local net.



  • vnc-server
  • xserver


    Source package: tightvnc

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install tightvncserver deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install tightvncserver


    • /usr/bin/Xtightvnc
    • /usr/bin/tightvncconnect
    • /usr/bin/tightvncpasswd
    • /usr/bin/tightvncserver
    • /usr/share/doc-base/tightvncserver
    • /usr/share/doc/tightvncserver/README.inetd
    • /usr/share/doc/tightvncserver/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/tightvncserver/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/tightvncserver/faq.html
    • /usr/share/doc/tightvncserver/faq.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/tightvncserver/start.html
    • /usr/share/doc/tightvncserver/start.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/tightvncserver/examples/vnc.conf.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/Xtightvnc.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tightvncconnect.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tightvncpasswd.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tightvncserver.1.gz


    2016-03-23 - dann frazier <dannf@ubuntu.com> tightvnc (1.3.10-0ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium * debian/patches/more-arm64-fixes.patch: Add patch to complete arm64 port. Patch merged from Debian. Thanks to Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@linaro.org>. LP: #1429198.

    2015-06-30 - Steve Langasek <steve.langasek@ubuntu.com> tightvnc (1.3.10-0ubuntu2) wily; urgency=medium * debian/patches/0001-Clean-up-the-malloc-conflicts.patch: [PATCH 1/2] Clean up the malloc conflicts. Thanks to Lauri Kasanen <cand@gmx.com>. * debian/patches/0002-Add-ppc64el-support.patch: [PATCH 2/2] Add ppc64el support. Thanks to Lauri Kasanen <cand@gmx.com>. Closes LP: #1341829.

    2014-07-30 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com> tightvnc (1.3.10-0ubuntu1) utopic; urgency=medium * New upstream version.

    2014-03-18 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com> tightvnc (1.3.9-6.4ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium * Add arm64 support.

    2012-06-07 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org> tightvnc (1.3.9-6.4) unstable; urgency=high * Non-maintainer upload. * debian/control: update Build-Depends: - libjpeg62-dev -> libjpeg-dev transition (Closes: #644967) * debian/rules: - do not add useless config.sub/config.guess - remove generated makefiles - Fix FTBFS due to broken dpkg. (Closes: #642768) - remove useless patch debian-changes-1.3.9-6.2

    2012-03-21 - Mònica Ramírez Arceda <monica@probeta.net> tightvnc (1.3.9-6.3) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Add Makefile and Xvnc/Makefile to dh_clean parameters. (Closes: #663566)

    2011-03-11 - Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu@debian.org> tightvnc (1.3.9-6.2) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Add support Renesas SH (Closes: #582340).

    2010-05-13 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net> tightvnc (1.3.9-6.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. - Update to packaging format "3.0 (quilt)". * debian/compat - Update to 7. * debian/control - (Build-Depends): Update xutils to xutils-dev (important; Closes: #575865). Update to debhelper 7.1. Remove obsolete x-dev. - (Depends): Add ${misc:Depends}. - (Homepage): New field. - (Standards-Version): Update to 3.8.4. - (tightvncserver::Depends): Replace obsolete xbase-clients with x11-utils and xauth. The needed binaries xdpyinfo and xauth are used in Perl program /usr/bin/tightvncserver. * debian/copyright - Point to GPL-2. * debian/patches - (10, 20): Add new patches. - (30): Convert original MIPS patch to apply to current sources. - (tightvnc-ftbfs-mips.patch): Removed. See 30. * debian/*.{postrm,prerm} - Add "set -e". - Fix Lintian maintainer-script-without-set-e. * debian/rules - (CC): Add. Export variable for xmkmf(1). - (DH_COMPAT): Delete; use debian/compat. - (install): Correct tightvncpasswd.1x to tightvncpasswd.1. - (binary-arch): Remove empty directories. * debian/source/format - New file. * debian/watch - New file. * debian/tightvncserver.doc-base - New file. * debian/xtightvncviewer.menu - (section): Update obsolete Apps/Net to Applications/Network/Communication.

    2009-11-19 - Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org> tightvnc (1.3.9-6) unstable; urgency=low * Applied patch for sparc that solves the problem that everything is mirrored on sparc. Thanks to Raúl Porcel <armin76@gentoo.org> for pointing out that this patch needs to be re-added. * Applied patch for GNU/kFreeBSD to fix socket handling problem. Closes: #500414. Thanks to "Diego Ongaro" <ongardie@gmail.com> for the patch. * Updated to use x11proto-dev instead of x-dev as build dependency. Closes: #515397. * Changed log directory from /usr/adm to /var/log. Closes: #500877.

    2009-10-07 - Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org> tightvnc (1.3.9-5) unstable; urgency=low * Fix for the default xstartup to make gnome work. Closes: #476727.