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Thread: 12.04 desktop sharing not working

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    12.04 desktop sharing not working

    I have 2 computers with 12.04 installed on both. On one I have turned on 'desktop sharing' and on the other I am attempting to connect using 'remote desktop viewer'.

    When I attempt to connect from the client I get the error...
    Connection to host I.p.I.p was closed.

    I am able to successfully get a terminal connection via ssh so there is no network visibility issue.

    Are there logs I can check? Or another way to diagnose connection issues?

    thanks,
    Stuart.

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    Re: 12.04 desktop sharing not working

    Hi sbarlster.

    What protocol are you using? The default 'desktop sharing' only works with the VNC protocol.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: 12.04 desktop sharing not working

    Just using the default VNC protocol. I'm suspecting its a user rights issue. Possibly. When I manually run the vino server (from the command line) with sudo then I can successfully connect.

    But doesn't work when I run it as my admin user - the one user I created during the Ubuntu install.

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    Re: 12.04 desktop sharing not working

    I have now decided to not use 'desktop sharing' and stick with SSH to remotely connect to the server. After a couple of discussions I realised that 'desktop sharing' did not give me all I needed. Shame however that it did not work.

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