directvnc - VNC client using the framebuffer as display

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name directvnc
Package version 0.7.7
Package release 1build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 79 B
Download size 30.27 KB
Official Mirror
DirectVNC is a client implementing the remote framebuffer protocol (rfb)
which is used by VNC servers. If a VNC server is running on a machine you
can connect to it using this client and have the contents of its display
shown on your screen. Keyboard and mouse events are sent to the server, so
you can basically control a VNC server remotely.


Package Version Architecture Repository
directvnc_0.7.7-1build1_i386.deb 0.7.7 i386 Ubuntu Universe
directvnc - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libdirectfb-1.7-7 >= 1.7.7
libjpeg8 >= 8c
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package directvnc_0.7.7-1build1_amd64.deb
Source Package directvnc

Install Howto

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




2017-08-26 - Steve Langasek <>
directvnc (0.7.7-1build1) artful; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild against libdirectfb-1.7-7
2011-07-31 - Loris Boillet <>
directvnc (0.7.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Update debian/control:
- Build-Depends on libjpeg-dev, not libjpeg62-dev (Closes: #633728)
- Bump Standards-Version from 3.8.4 to 3.9.2 (no changes needed).
- Recommends x11proto-core-dev (useful to generate keymap files).
* Fix debian/rules missing build-arch and build-indep target. Thanks to
* Fix typos in copyright file.
2010-02-15 - Loris Boillet <>
directvnc (0.7.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. (Closes: #367169)
* New upstream release. (Closes: #490057, #503390, #538110)
- debian/patches/directvnc-manpage-bpp.patch: Merged upstream.
- Fix lintian warnings: ancient libtool and spelling errors in manpage.
* Add a note in README.debian about needed access to /dev/tty0 if more than
one directFB app is used at the same time (Closes: #355754)
* Bump debian/compat to 7.
* Update debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version from 3.6.2 to 3.8.4 (no changes needed).
- Add Homepage field. Thanks to lintian.
- Add missing ${misc:Depends}. Thanks to lintian.
- Add build-depends to autotools-dev, autoconf, automake and libtool.
* Fix copyright without copyright notice. Thanks to lintian.
* Replacing obsolete dh_clean -k with dh_prep.
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
* Autotools files now systematically re-generated (adds debian/
* Cleaned-up debian/rules: removed commented out dh_* commands.
2009-02-20 - Ralf Treinen <>
directvnc (0.7.5-9) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Replaced build-dependency on x-dev by x11proto-core-dev (Closes: #515360).
* debian/rules: do not ignore error of "make distclean"
2006-05-14 - Ola Lundqvist <>
directvnc (0.7.5-8) unstable; urgency=low
[Ola Lundqvist <>]
* Orphaned package and set maintainer to QA team.
[Roberto C. Sanchez <>]
* Replace DFBCardCapabilities with DFBGraphicsDeviceDescription, per,
closes: #364264
* Bump Build-Depends on libdirectfb-dev to 0.9.24.
2005-10-12 - Jonas Meurer <>
directvnc (0.7.5-7.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix inclusion of X11R6 headers to workaround FTBFS: export
CPPFLAGS = -I/usr/X11R6/include before configure in debian/rules
* reinvent changes from 0.7.5-6.1, Ola Lundqvist silently ignored
them and uploaded 0.7.5-7.
* rm -f config.log to make build process more silent
2005-10-09 - Ola Lundqvist <>
directvnc (0.7.5-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild against libdirectfb-0.9-22, closes: #314976.
* Updated standards version to 3.6.2.
2005-10-03 - Jonas Meurer <>
directvnc (0.7.5-6.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* rebuild against libdirectfb-0.9-22 for transition (closes: #314976)
* bumped standards-version to 3.6.2 (no changes needed)
* updated fsf address to make lintian happy
* change xlibs-dev Build-Depends to x-dev, after searching docs and source
i believe that only some x headers are needed to build.
2005-04-17 - Ola Lundqvist <>
directvnc (0.7.5-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Documented display size restriction, closes: #248009.
* Applied patch from Brian Brunswick <> that fix a busy
loop problem, closes: #246336.
* Fixed another potential busy loop problem in the same way as
#24336 is fixed.
2004-07-22 - Ola Lundqvist <>
directvnc (0.7.5-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed depends field, closes: #218358.
Thanks to Guillem Jover <> for notifying me.
* Added patch to fix a manpage issue, closes: #248015.
Thanks to Marco Herrn <> for the patch.

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