Ubuntu – How to set vino’s password through terminal


How can one set vino's password through terminal in Ubuntu 18.04?

Here it uses vino-passwd command, but this gives me vino-passwd: command not found.

Best Answer

  • I haven't specifically tried on 18.04, but I have successfully used gsettings to do this in the past:

    gsettings set org.gnome.Vino vnc-password $(echo -n 'mypasswd'|base64)

    The Arch Wiki for Vino describes some other useful options you can modify using gsettings. My standard set is:

    gsettings set org.gnome.Vino prompt-enabled false
    gsettings set org.gnome.Vino authentication-methods "['vnc']"
    gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false
    gsettings set org.gnome.Vino vnc-password $(echo -n 'mypasswd'|base64)
    gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.sharing active true
    eths=$(nmcli -t -f uuid,type c s --active | grep 802 | awk -F  ":" '{ print "'\''" $1 "'\''" }' | paste -s -d, -)
    gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.sharing.service:/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/sharing/vino-server/ enabled-connections "[ $eths ]"

    Again, the above is not tested on 18.04, so your mileage may vary.

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