Proxmox VNC Bug, wondering about fix or workaround

Abstract3000

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Greetings,

Searching through numerous threads it appears several others in the past have had the same issue with the VNC password, and i have yet to see a resolution and was wondering if anyone might know a work around or fix to it, besides downgrading back to version 4.

I have a Linux VM (using the guide:https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/VNC_Client_Access)
if I put in the following:
Code:
change vnc 0.0.0.0:55

Set the port forwarding up to point at the Proxmox Server on port 5955, I can use multiple VNC Viewers and log in externally and Internally without any issue.

However if I do this:
Code:
change vnc 0.0.0.0:55,password
set_password vnc foobar1

I get nothing but Authentication errors, suggesting that the "foobar1" is really not the password (In that case what is the password? how do i find it?) or That there is some setting within proxmox the wiki page has not discussed that needs to be enabled or disabled, or simply a bug that never got fixed.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
works here without problems, what vnc client do you use?
 
I am using for windows TigerVNC, and TightVNC Viewers, and on Android bVNC, and RealVNC Viewers. I finally managed to get it to work, I had been copying and Pasting from the wiki the set_password vnc foobar1 string for testing purposes, when i manually typed it, it finally took (Guess I should have tried that first)
 
NM its really not working, after a few hours it no longer connects and gives a connection refused error.... This proxmox VNC is really wonky, an doesn't appear to be well ironed out at the time being, is there another alternative to getting remote access to a particular VM?
 
I do not get your use case.

Proxmox VE got noVNC an SPICE as console solution, works great. If you want to use something "inside" the VM, you can use RDP in the case of windows, or something similar.

I never use VNC, as I do not see any use case for me.
 
I do not get your use case.

Proxmox VE got noVNC an SPICE as console solution, works great. If you want to use something "inside" the VM, you can use RDP in the case of windows, or something similar.

I never use VNC, as I do not see any use case for me.

The use case is to have the ability to control the VM's remotely from my phone/laptop. I was hoping to have the ability to use VNC for a Ubuntu OS with links & RDP to all other servers. As it appears I'm struggling to keep the VNC working, I will look into SPICE, I'm not familiar with it but I'm confident with google! ;) Thanks for the suggestion.
 
The use case is to have the ability to control the VM's remotely from my phone/laptop. I was hoping to have the ability to use VNC for a Ubuntu OS with links & RDP to all other servers.

I use xrdp in a Debian 9 VM and it works well as a remote desktop solution. That way I can use the same client for both Windows and Linux. Presumably Ubuntu has xrdp as well?
 
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I use xrdp in a Debian 9 VM and it works well as a remote desktop solution. That way I can use the same client for both Windows and Linux. Presumably Ubuntu has xrdp as well?

Thanks For the Suggestion! I will look into that Option as well, Currently Looking into Spice, Discovered the Mobile browser which seems like it would work well (But having issues with the Keypad input not giving special characters I'm trying to resolve) and I'll have a look at the xRDP :)
 

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