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MacOS X - Access Ubuntu 14.x with VNC (Screen Sharing)
July 16, 2014 9:07 AM
For those who have setup their Ubuntu box with "Desktop Sharing" enabled ...
When trying to connect to your Ubuntu box from a Mac, you will notice that when using "Screen Sharing", your Mac's default VNC client (/System/Library/CoreServices/Screen Sharing.app) will refuse to connect to your Ubuntu VNC server.
The trick is to disable encryption on your Ubuntu box with:
gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false
November 28, 2014 10:14 AM
For me, this wasn't enough. I also had to add a password to Vino to prevent OS X screen sharing from hanging when trying to connect. I did this by launching vino-preferences from the command line and adding a password (can't leave it blank). I suspect that the other suggestions on the web didn't work for me because I'm using xfce4 and not GNOME/Unity.
November 28, 2014 9:18 PM
Thanks Rob for posting your findings!