Enabling VNC and disabling desktop effects from the command line
Written on Saturday, 2011-02-05 12:38.
Updated Monday, 2018-02-05 22:01.
Tagged bash, code, and english
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Don’t you just hate those days when you need to access the desktop of a machine, but forgot or just never activated remote desktop?
Fear not, the following lines will let you activate it from an SSH-shell.
Remeber to set a password after you log in (afaik you can’t set this from cli)
I use the proprietary ATI drivers, and because of a bug I have to disable desktop effects, else the VNC windows will only show me a static desktop and no updates.