THANK YOU for the replies. I never got an e-mail notification saying that someone had replied so I thought I was all alone
Is the firewall somehow active or modified?
root@argonaut:~# ufw status numbered
To Action From
-- ------ ----
[ 1] 5900 ALLOW IN Anywhere
[ 2] 5900 ALLOW IN Anywhere (v6)
Yes, thank you. I'm had been forcing myself to get used to it. Everything I've read points to this not going away in Ubuntu, which I really prefer over the other distros, so I might as well accept it, eh? Resistance is futile.
If you want the "old desktop" back, open Ubuntu Software Center, install "Gnome Shell," logout, and before logging back in, choose "Gnome Classic" as the login session. This is Gnome 3 which is slightly different from 10.10's Gnome 2 but very close. I switched from 10.04 to 12.04 recently and very quickly got used to Gnome 3 "Classic."
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ssh
So I'm not sure what to do after I do apt-get update and it tells me to do apt-get update again .....
root@argonaut:~# apt-get update
.< I omitted these "Hit"s.
Fetched 2,831 kB in 17s (161 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_partner_binary-amd64_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_partner_binary-i386_Packages)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
I feel certain that it is running for some other reasons as well :
root@argonaut:~# apt-get install ssh
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
ssh is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
Additionally I am able to ssh localhost .. which I think is a strong indication that sshd is functioning correctly in it's own right .. .
root@argonaut:~# ps -ef | grep sshd
root 873 1 0 10:10 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/sshd -D
root 3662 3447 0 10:51 pts/4 00:00:00 grep sshd
I don't believe that I have installed or configured any firewall on this machine ...
Did you enable a firewall that might have blocked port 22? If you didn't enable or install a firewall, just installing the ssh server would open that port and allow machines on the local network to connect.
Yes, previously when I was able to use Desktop Sharing ( prior to this issue ) I did have to disable Compiz and that would refresh the screen. I have experience what you describe and corrected it as you described, but since this issue started I've not been able to even connect to the machine, let alone worry about screen refreshing.
In 12.04, Remote Desktop is called "Desktop Sharing." You'll find it works better if you use a login session that doesn't use "effects." If you tried my suggestion of Gnome Classic above, use "Gnome Classic (without effects)" instead for the machine into which you will remote desktop, so the screen refresh works correctly. (Or if you're getting used to Unity, login with Unity 2D.) Otherwise, you'll have issues with desktop windows not being refreshed.
THANKS AGAIN for viewing and responding. I'll see why I didn't get an e-mail notification, or check back each day to see the activity.