View Full Version : [all variants] what is the vnc running in background

November 14th, 2008, 07:34 AM
I was looking at the running processes running in the background. I found VNC running on a default install for both ubuntu and xubuntu.

Running the command on any version of ubuntu and xubuntu

ps aux | grep vnc

I get the output:

user 16648 0.0 0.0 5164 832 pts/1 R+ 22:25 0:00 grep vnc

Does anybody know what kind of vnc is running and why is it running?

November 14th, 2008, 07:46 AM
you don't have vnc running. What you are seeing is your search for 'grep vnc'. E.g., try searching for DUFHASIFJHASPIFJASFPOASJFASF with

username 9143 0.0 0.0 7452 900 pts/1 S+ 01:47 0:00 grep DUFHASIFJHASPIFJASFPOASJFASF

I guess if you don't want that to show up you could do something like:

ps aux | grep bash | grep -v grep
(e.g. list all processes, and only show lines with the output having the word bash in them, and then suppress all of those lines that have the word grep in them).

November 14th, 2008, 07:55 AM
OOOOHHH!!! I did not see the grep before the vnc on the running app. Thank you!