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MacOS X – Access Ubuntu 14.x with VNC (Screen Sharing)

MacOS X – Access Ubuntu 14.x with VNC (Screen Sharing)

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This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  hans 2 years, 9 months ago.

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    hans
    Keymaster

    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
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    rccoleman
    Participant

    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.

    Rob

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    hans
    Keymaster

    Thanks Rob for posting your findings! 

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