Setting up remote desktop (Leap 15)

How do you set up remote desktop in OpenSuse? All the info I can find on the web includes dialogs I can’t find anywhere. I have found the dialog for remote administration but nothing on remote desktop. All I want to do is be able to run desktop apps remotely.

I’ve previously been using vino on Ubuntu so I assume there is an equivalent in OpenSuse or do I need to install VNC server?

Thanks,

Rob.

Hi, welcome

vino is available for Tumbleweed, I’ll check whether it is for Leap 15

And vino is available for Leap 15 as well.

I can quite easily go and install vino but I thought there was some sort of default VNC server in the standard install.

Btw I did try Tumbleweed but it wouldn’t boot. Seems others are having the same problem.

Did some reading, and yes, you need to setup a VNC server.

And, I’m not aware of Tumbleweed ( running it on a couple of machines ) not booting. Of course, if you search you’ll find those messages, but without a reference it’s impossible to say anything decent about that.

This Leap documentation (should still be applicable for TW) may be of value…
https://doc.opensuse.org/documentation/leap/reference/html/book.opensuse.reference/cha.vnc.html

Appreciate the replies. After a day and a half, I got to the point where I could access the server using a VNC client but only got a black screen. I think this is due to not having the right display manager installed. Unfortunately setting up a static IP has caused loss of internet access (possbly due to a gateway issue but not sure) and reconfiguring my local network was going to cause other problems so I couldn’t make any further progress. I need to get everything up and running so I’ve had to go back to Ubuntu for now. I’m afraid I found the difficulty of finding clear documentation a little too frustrating (and also the fact that Tumbleweed would not even boot was a little troubling).

Rob.

From the main openSUSE web page <https://www.opensuse.org/&gt;, click on “Install Leap” which will open a new tab from this URL <https://software.opensuse.org/distributions/leap&gt;.

At the top of the web page, there’s a Menu item named “Documentation” which, when clicked will open the following page: <https://doc.opensuse.org/&gt;.

The Tumbleweed installation page also has a “Documentation” Menu item which points to the current openSUSE documentation …

Nowadays,
There are a multitude of ways to set up TigerVNC which is the flavor of VNC installed in openSUSE, and there have also been a number of fundamental changes to VNC itself.

So,
If you’re having problems, you should provide a link to the reference you’re using to set up VNC, and if you’re using the YaST “Remote Administration” module.

A black screen can result from a few different things, my personal experience usually has to do with screen resolution and color depth related to specific video drivers. When setting up initially, I also try connections using both the VNC client and the web browser Java client, sometimes one works fine when the other doesn’t.

BTW - I’ve posted to a number of VNC threads in the Applications and Networking forums as well, you might skim them to see what might be useful to how you’re set up.

TSU