Install Tight VNC Server on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Previously I installed TightVNC server on Ubuntu 8.10 which I posted the tutorial here. Today I setup a new Virtual Private Server (VPS) with Ubuntu 9.04 installed (still haven’t got Ubuntu9.10 Xen template, so I didn’t install the latest version).

(Note: before you install TightVNC you have to install a window manager first, I use GNOME and the tutorial I wrote before is still working on Ubuntu 9.04, you can read it here)

However I got problem when tried to do

apt-get throw package not found error

I found out that the apt’s source list on the VPS only have main repository. To be able to install TightVNC using apt-get you must modify apt source list: /etc/apt/sources.list and add these two lines

After saving the changes do

TightVNC should be installed now.

10 thoughts on “Install Tight VNC Server on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope”

  1. Hey markus,

    What is the VPS host you are using to run rtorrent on?
    And any chance of a tutorial on setting up a website on CentOS?


  2. hi Al, I have my own hosting services:, but the datacenter where my server located is not allowing torrent so after i install rtorrent and test that it works, i remove it.

    i’ll write a tutorial on how to setup web server on centos, please visit my blog after a few days :)

  3. Hi Markus,

    I am trying out ubuntu 9.04 now and successfully remoted into my VPS.
    However, i am unable to open folders via Places dropdownlist.

    It will say “Opening Root” and then close by itself.

    Any advise for this?

  4. do you able to open firefox? i didn’t have problem opening folders under Places, but some times firefox won’t run and closes by it self, i suspect this is because i give too low RAM on the vps. so may be it the same case with yours.

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