How to Set Up VNC on an NVIDIA Jetson device

ML Buddy
1 min readAug 23, 2021


An iMac that has nothing to do with VNC other than the fact that you may want to VNC into an NVIDIA Jetson from it.

VNC (Virtual Network Computing) allows you to connect to and control your Jetson device from another computer on the same network. In my initial attempts to set this functionality up, I found an article on NVIDIA’s developer portal explaining how to do it but the steps outlined didn’t work for me so I thought I’d share my steps here.

Setup VNC server on the NVIDIA Jetson

Most utilities on Linux are installed via the terminal and VNC is no exception, so sit back relax and I am going to try to make this as painless of an experience as possible!

  1. Install vino (the VNC server for the GNOME desktop environment)
$sudo apt update
$sudo apt install vino

2. Create symbolic link to

$sudo ln -s ../vino-server.service   /usr/lib/systemd/user/

3. Let’s now configure the VNC server

gsettings set org.gnome.Vino prompt-enabled false
gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false

4. Now for a quick reboot…

sudo reboot

How do I connect to this thing?

Please see NVIDIA’s original post for excellent instructions on how to connect.



ML Buddy

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