[ubuntu-uk] Using Vinagre to connect to a Linux machine on the same local network

Gordon Burgess-Parker gordon at gbpcomputing.co.uk
Wed Aug 4 11:03:25 BST 2010

On 04/08/10 10:47, ByteSoup wrote:
> On 04/08/10 10:35, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>> On 04/08/10 10:28, ByteSoup wrote:
>>> On 04/08/10 10:25, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>>>> I have two Linux machines - a Tosh Satellite using 10.04 Desktop and a Tosh Netbook using 10.04 Remix, both connected wirelessly to the router. The Satellite can see the netbook in Places-Network.
>>>> I'm trying to use Vinagre to remote desktop to my Netbook from the Satellite
>>>> In the Connect dialog, if I click on Find it doesn't find anything, if I
>>>> enter the computer name (gordon-netbook) it just tells me "connection closed"
>>>> Is there something I have to enable on the Netbook, or what? (The "Help"
>>>> is particularly UN helpful....)
>>> Hi Gordon,
>>> On the target machine select "system --> preferences --> remote
>>> desktop" to allow users to connect
>>> - Mark
>> That option isn't there.
>> Neither is it on the Satellite either.
> Hi, that dialog is run by the command "vino-preferences" go to the
> software centre and search for "vino" it should find "Remote Desktop"
> is it installed?
> Mark
That solved the missing menu item - I still get the "connection closed"
while trying to access the Netbook, even after setting the Remote
Desktop preferences.
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