View Full Version : [ubuntu] 12.04 desktop sharing not working

October 29th, 2012, 11:20 PM
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?


October 30th, 2012, 06:16 PM
Hi sbarlster.

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

Let us know how it goes.

October 30th, 2012, 10:13 PM
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.

November 3rd, 2012, 10:08 AM
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.