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Real VNC and Raspbian "Buster"

(Virtual Mode useful for when an independent "display" is needed or for "headless" Pi's)

NB: the vncserver command used within the PuTTY SSH terminal windows within the screenshots in the following examples is a symbolic link to vncserver-virtual as discussed in this forum thread: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=200196&p=1598431&hilit=vncserver+virtual#p1598396 and shown in the terminal "extracts" below including how to access the man pages (shown in part):

pi@raspiP4B4b-32GbP:~ $ which vncserver
/usr/bin/vncserver
pi@raspiP4B4b-32GbP:~ $ ls -laF /usr/bin/vnc*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1001824 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncagent*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  978480 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncagent-raspi*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   54125 Sep 20 16:29 /usr/bin/vncinitconfig*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1492144 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vnclicense*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1706780 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vnclicensehelper*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2879292 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vnclicensewiz*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  810656 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncpamhelper*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  683600 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncpasswd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  606256 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncpipehelper*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      17 Jan 19 00:44 /usr/bin/vncserver -> vncserver-virtual*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3508820 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncserverui*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1063100 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncserver-virtual*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2261824 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncserver-virtuald*
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 1439352 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncserver-x11*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5039056 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncserver-x11-core*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  761524 Sep 20 16:51 /usr/bin/vncserver-x11-serviced*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6570564 Sep 19 16:35 /usr/bin/vncviewer*

pi@raspiP4B4b-32GbP:~ $ man vncserver-virtual
...
vncserver-virtual(1)                       VNC                       vncserver-virtual(1)

NAME
       vncserver-virtual - VNC® Server in Virtual Mode

SYNOPSIS
       vncserver-virtual [OPTION...] [:DISPLAY]

       vncserver-virtual [OPTION...] COMMAND

DESCRIPTION
       vncserver-virtual  starts  VNC Server in Virtual Mode, to create a virtual desktop
       and provide a dedicated workspace for connected VNC Viewer(s). A  virtual  desktop
       persists  until  VNC Server is explicitly stopped, even if the user starting it is
       logged out, or all VNC Viewers disconnect. It is entirely independent of the  con‐
       sole  of  the  host computer; neither the desktop of the currently logged on user,
       nor the login screen, are available to connected VNC Viewers.
...

Virtual Mode Server (Default Geometry)

VVNC_P4B4-32GbI#1s.jpg

VVNC_P4B4-32GbI#2s.jpg

Virtual Mode Server (Specified Geometry)

VVNC_P4B4-32GbI#3s.jpg

Virtual Mode Server (P4B#1 on P4B#2)

VNCV_P4B4a-32GbI#1.jpg

VNCV_P4B4a-32GbI#2.jpg

VNCV_P4B4a-32GbI#3.jpg



2020-11-18 19:09