Remote Desktop on Xubuntu

Kipton Moravec kip at
Fri Jun 5 00:20:50 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 19:00 -0600, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Thu, 07 May 2009 19:46:35 -0500
> Kipton Moravec <kip at> wrote:
> > I just discovered Remote Desktop.
> > 
> > I can be on a Ubuntu computer and see another Ubuntu computer
> > I can be on a Xubuntu computer and see a Ubuntu computer
> > 
> > I can't find how to turn it on on a Xubuntu so a Ubuntu or another
> > Xubuntu computer can remotely see the screen on a Xubuntu computer.
> > 
> > In Ubuntu under the menu System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop sets
> > the permission to allow others to connect.
> > 
> > I can't find something similar in Xubuntu. I do not know what to load
> > to get it. Synaptic search for "Remote Desktop" does not find anything
> > recognizable.
> > 
> > Kip
> > 
> Ubuntu uses "vino" as the application for System -> Preferences ->
> Remote Desktop. By installing "vino" you should be able to access
> Xubuntu the same way you access Ubuntu. You can use either synaptic
> package manager or "sudo apt-get install vino" to install (or the
> installer of your own choosing).

I installed vino on my Xubuntu machine, but I can not connect.

In Ubuntu I have a System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop window where
it lets me "Allow others to view your desktop"

I can not find anything similar in Xubuntu I looked under Settings and I
looked under System. and all the other menus.

I am starting to wounder if it works under Xubuntu because it works
under Gnome and Xubuntu is not Gnome based.

I try to connect and I get "Connection to APRS:5900 was closed" (APRS is
the name of the computer I am trying to connect to, and 5900 was the
default port the viewer used.) I also tried the IP address and got the
same thing "Connection to host "" was closed."

Any ideas how I can make it work? It does work the other way. I can look
at the Ubuntu screen from the Xubuntu machine, but not the Xubuntu
screen on the Ubuntu computer.   

I can not seem to find a vino.conf file, and the vino-preferences file
is not a text file. And there is no man page.

Any ideas?



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