I've got a problem now that I've upgraded to Lucid 10.4. Formerly I could easily access ubuntu Remote Desktop (i.e. vino) from my Mac via Bonjour and the Mac's built-in remote desktop client everything was nice. Both 9.04 and 9.10 all was good.
Now since I upgraded to Lucid when I access the Ubuntu machine with the Mac, I get what I can describe as only a frozen 'snapshot' of the screen as it was when I accessed it. If I turn on the Ubuntu machines monitor and look at it across the room I can see my mouse actions having an affect (eg menus being selected) but I don't see them in the Mac's remote view.
I've tried a combination of settings (encryption on/off, password on/off etc) at both ends nothing seems to make this problem go away.
I prefer this solution to VNC or X11 port-forwarding over ssh, so it would be nice to get it back.
Any ideas? Google doesn't bring anything terribly relevant (the problem is with the Ubuntu '10.4' version, as soon as you type 'something 10.4 something mac' I got tons of results about OSX 10.4 ;-( )
It's the only flaw I've found with Lucid so far, very impressive.
Also FYI RE:
Mac's built in ScreenSharing is VNC, just thought I would mention this to stem confusion.I prefer this solution to VNC or X11 port-forwarding over ssh, so it would be nice to get it back.
Next, when you boot the Lucid machine do you have the monitor connected and turned on? If not it can stop Lucid from properly detecting the display and then stop the X server from starting. I had this happen, I solved this by creating an 'xorg.conf' file with display settings in it. (this does not sound like your problem, but just thought I would mention it.)
Lastly do you have a Key Chain password set on the Lucid machine? You will need to unlock the Key Chain on the Lucid machine before you connect to it if you are using a password to access the Lucid Machine.
Don't know how much this info will help, but just wanted you to know that I have it working so don't give up...
I will also try an uninstall and reinstall of vinagre too.
Thanks for the tips though, will let you know how that goes.
Reinstalling Vinagre didn't do make jot of difference. Still the same issues. On the Mac I see a static picture, if I look at the screen on the Ubuntu server I can see that actually my mouse clicks (at least) have an effect, just never reflected what I see on the Mac.
I was just trying out JollysFASTVNC on the Mac, same result. Although it did let me unlock the screen saver password at one point, after than no response in the local view whereas the remote screen looked like it was getting my mouse movements and clicks just fine.
I just realised that vinagre is the client, not the server. Anyway I ssh'd to the ubuntu box with X-forwarding turned on, then ran Vinagre, and connected back to the ubuntu box (a very roundabout way to test it) and it too has the same problem that the Mac builtin client and JollysFastVNC had. So it must be the vino-server configuration. I can see it in a process list:
16969 ? S 0:07 /usr/lib/vino/vino-server --sm-disable
Does anyone know what that option '--sm-disable' means?
Same problem connecting to a brand-new fresh installation of lucid 10.4 at work.