View Full Version : [ubuntu] Getting Remote Desktop through Empathy to work with Gmail account

February 13th, 2010, 04:20 AM
Has anybody had any success getting RD to work through Empathy with Gmail accounts. When my mom tries to share her desktop with me in empathy and after i accept all i get in a black screen in Remote Desktop Viewer and the tab say connecting but nothing happens. We are both running Karmic with the same version of Empathy.

However when i use Yuuguu i am able to connect and see her desktop and take control. Any suggestions on what i might be doing wrong or is RD support for Empathy not quite there yet? I would love to use Empathy instead of another outside program like Yuuguu, but at least i can remote and help her out for now.

February 13th, 2010, 06:48 AM
From the Gnome 2.28 Release Notes: "Users are now able to share their desktop with Empathy contacts using the GNOME Remote Desktop Viewer, Vino."

Are you using Vino and Gnome 2.28 or later?

February 14th, 2010, 04:48 AM
Yes i am using Gnome and Vino 2.28.