View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Help with vinagre

December 1st, 2008, 04:28 AM
All im trying to do is access remote desktop between two computers that i have networked. Everytime i try it tells me connection closed. HELP please.

December 1st, 2008, 04:31 AM
what remote desktop protocols are you using and how did you set them up (programs)?
Is it possible that you allow each others ip to connect?

December 1st, 2008, 04:34 AM
I used iptables and set 5900 on both computers for inbound. as far as setting anything else. I set up vinagre on both computers and made it so it needs a password.

December 3rd, 2008, 09:00 PM
ok I do not know vinagre as Ubuntu used to rely on a CLI program only when I used it.
You do not need to open the ports in iptables as Ubuntu is set to open it automaticly (I think).

Make sure your computers have static ip.
Open for all connections and make sure the port for the vnc (I think it uses that protocol) is 5900.
Restart both computers and make sure the ips are still correct (this is just to be sure if everything is set correctly)
check if the computers connect for sure with ping (as an example)
Connect with ip:port like this →

If that fails there are CLI VNC programs in the repos if you wish to try some other programs.