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Simply click on  to start a browser-based VNC implementation.

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External VNC

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Alternatively, if you would like to use a different VNC client (which must support encrypted connections, for example realvnc viewer Image Removed[free] ), please follow these instructions. 

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  1. Once your instance comes up, login via ssh.
  2.  Type 'sudo passwd your_username'.
  3.  Use realvnc viewer Image Removed(free) to connect to x.x.x.x:1 (your_instance_ip:1) with your username and the password you just set. a
  4.  When finished with the VNC, please disconnect your VNC session via the Real VNC viewer b or by closing the VNC window on your host computer.

DO NOT LOGOUT INSIDE THE DESKTOP OF THE VM: this will make your VNC unusable until you manually restart the VNC.

Note on resizing:
Use :

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xrandr -s 1920x1080

to get a larger screen; adjust the numbers to get the screen size that you need.

xrandr works reliably in many Linux operating systems.

Valid screen resolutions are:

800x600,1024x700,1024x768,1200x740,1280x800,1280x960,1280x1024,1600x1000,1600x1200,1680x1050,1920x1080,1920x1200,3360x1050,3200x1000,3200x1200

a Note: the default VNC session will only work for the user that launched the instance. Other user accounts on that instance that wish to have an individual desktop will have start their own VNC manually.

b Disconnecting your VNC session via the Real VNC viewer:

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Enter 'sudo su -' at the command prompt or type 'sudo command' and replace command with the command for which you want to use sudo.

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