View Full Version : [ubuntu] Terminal Server Client - VNC option no longer available

December 12th, 2008, 04:52 AM
In Ubuntu 6.06 I used to use VNC as it was part of the default installation.

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 (fresh install actually), the VNC option ("protocol") is no longer available. In fact, out of the 4 options listed (RDPv5, VNC, XDMCP, ICA), only RDPv5 is available. The rest are grayed out.

How do I get VNC to be not grayed out on Terminal Server Client?


December 17th, 2008, 03:53 AM

December 17th, 2008, 04:20 AM
OK - got it. Here is the undocumented secret:

No need to re-enable it, nor install anything else to be able to access the old VNC servers out there.

Instead, there is a default Remote Desktop Viewer that is compatible with those VNC servers, called vinagre.

Use port 5000.

May 20th, 2010, 02:12 AM
sudo apt-get install xtightvncviewer xvnc4viewer