VNC client on Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Assumes already setup VNC server on the remote PC.

Setup client Windows laptop

  1. setup X11 on Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  2. setup VNC Viewer on Windows Subsystem for Linux
    apt install vncviewer
    
  3. create connectVNC.sh
    #!/bin/bash
            
    ssh -f -L 5901:localhost:5901 [email protected] sleep 1;
    vncviewer  localhost::5901
    

Connect to VNC from WSL

  1. Start the Xming X11 server on laptop
  2. SSH tunnel VNC
    ./connectVNC.sh
    
  3. VNC Viewer window opens, showing the X11 desktop on your remote PC.

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