As others said, clearly, if you have a headless *nix install, you know what to do, or at least how to recognize an editor command and know how to use it, or an alternate (nano), like I did.As far as the guide, it was perfect, exactly what I needed.
The same steps will work for Ubuntu desktops as well.
VNC is a very convenient way of administrating the Ubuntu 14.04 desktops remotely.
It sucks if you take the time to help people, then lose all of your effort because of an antiquated and frustrating line editor. Vi, like many other unix technologies has to be learned.
I had a similar reaction many years ago with my first introduction to vi but like everything else I don't know, I studied it and learned it.
Best and Regards, DUC hi, why if I add a second user following the instructions in this guide Tight VNC and VNCviewer give me this error: Error in Tight VNC Viewer: Unable to establish connection . If I delete the second user, the first user return to work correctly!!! The error I get is the following: /etc/init.d/vncserver: 2: /etc/vncserver/vncservers.conf: VNCSERVERARGS=-geometry 1024x768: not found I tried to put 800x600 and get the same error (with different geometry).
My google-fu fails me on this one, anyone have any ideas? :-) The set of instructions provided by the autor are 100% correct, the use of one or another editor is an unimportant subject, it doesn't actually matter what editor you use, instead of VI, I used one of my choice to get the same things done. Now, if happens to you (as happened to me), that vncserver was not what I was actually looking for, here are the set of instructions to undo everything: vncserver -kill :# (where # is the current vncserver running) rm ~/.vnc/xstartup rm /etc/vncserver/rm /etc/init.d/vncserver update-rc.d -f vncserver remove apt-get remove --purge vnc4server apt-get autoremove (just in case) mv ~/.vnc/~/.vnc/xstartup Still gnome-core, xfce4 and firefox installed initially will remain, it is up to you if you want to remove them as well, those won't harm anyway.Once I saw everything the first command planned to install, I backed out.The second command worked fine, and the server seems to be installed correctly (though not tested).A few simple commands just to get VNC installed, and a great refresher guide for those, like me, who dont always work with Linux so tend to forget the simple stuffs.I have to agree, I hate vi more than anything, I can't understand why we are here in 2015, and old dogs are still up to their old tricks. I haven't used vi for years, and avoid it like the plague.As the saying goes, better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.