Hello! I’m new to BeagleBone.
I am trying to install a VNC server. I installed Xvfb and x11-vnc.
I am running “x11-vnc -create”, then I can enter from a vnc client but I dont understand the desktop environment that I see. Just have a console and I can not write to it.
Thanks for your help!
Sorry for my English!!
June 15, 2012, 1:04pm
Where did you find an xvfb package for the beaglebone? Are you running Angstrom or Ubuntu?
June 18, 2012, 12:50pm
Thank you! Now at least I can connect with VNC, and I get an X desktop with a console prompt. Input is ignored, so it looks like I have the same result as Pablo, but at least I have something to work with.
June 18, 2012, 2:56pm
When I connect, among all the other stuff x11vnc outputs, there is this:
18/06/2012 14:46:24 WARNING: XTEST extension not available (either missing from
18/06/2012 14:46:24 display or client library libXtst missing at build time).
18/06/2012 14:46:24 MOST user input (pointer and keyboard) will be DISCARDED.
18/06/2012 14:46:24 If display does have XTEST, be sure to build x11vnc with
18/06/2012 14:46:24 a working libXtst build environment (e.g. libxtst-dev,
18/06/2012 14:46:24 or other packages).
18/06/2012 14:46:24 No XTEST extension, switching to -xwarppointer mode for
18/06/2012 14:46:24 pointer motion input.
It looks to me like the x11vnc package has been built with the wrong configuration.
June 18, 2012, 2:58pm
January 29, 2013, 9:49am
I never got it to work. In the end I gave up on Angstrom, and installed Ubuntu instead.
In Ubuntu you install tightvncserver and a window manager (I use icewm). If you want to start VNC at boot, see
I have also installed xrdp, for easy access from Windows boxes.