How to find where a program lives to add to the Startup Application Preferences

Asked by John P Kissell on 2012-04-28

I added a third party program called VNC. Not sure where it lives. I would like to add this to Startup Applications Preferences so that when I restart Ubuntu this VNC program will start up too?

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VNC is not a 3rd party program, it is a protocol.

Did you install a VNC server or client?

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep -i vnc

Thanks

John P Kissell (kissellj) said : #2

On 4/28/2012 12:41 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #195148 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/195148
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> Status: Open => Needs information
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> actionparsnip requested more information:
> VNC is not a 3rd party program, it is a protocol.
>
> Did you install a VNC server or client?
>
> What is the output of:
>
> lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep -i vnc
>
> Thanks
>
The program is called RealVNC and it is the enterprise edition. Output
of the command is attached.

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John P Kissell (kissellj) said : #4

john@lynx:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep -i vnc
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux lynx 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
ii libgtk-vnc-1.0-0 0.4.3-2ubuntu2 VNC viewer widget for GTK+2 (runtime libraries)
ii libgtk-vnc-2.0-0 0.4.3-2ubuntu2 VNC viewer widget for GTK+3 (runtime libraries)
ii libgvnc-1.0-0 0.4.3-2ubuntu2 VNC gobject wrapper (runtime libraries)
ii vino 3.2.0-0ubuntu1.1 VNC server for GNOME
ii vnc-e 4.6.3.6752 VNC® Enterprise Edition
john@lynx:~$

The name of the software is realvnc. See http://www.realvnc.com. I'm running dual monitor configuration from Windows XP and when I restart my Ubuntu it does not start the server. I want to be able to add the server executable to the Startup Applications Preferences in Ubuntu. I'm trying to find where the server executable lives or how to tell. I'll try the which command to see if I can find it.

vino is the vnc server in Ubuntu (Installed by default). If you run:

which vino

You will see where the binary is.

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