[SATLUG] Ubuntu 10.04 Remote Desktop

Andrew Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jan 9 22:05:15 CST 2011

On 01/09/2011 09:49 PM, Borries Demeler wrote:
>> I think you have me headed in the right direction.  :-)   Ssh doesn't seem to be the correct choice for me.  I checked the Unbutu Symaptic Package Manager and found vnc already installed: Vinagre (vnc client) and vino (server).  None of the other computers recognized the command "vncviewer," but I discovered "Tight Vnc" on the Puppy box.  It trys, but the connection is refused.  Still, it appears that it should work, when I learn how to do it.
>> Thank you for the step-by step instructions.  That is exactly what a
>> casual user like me needs.  Even if I get the Tight Vnc working, I'll
>> have two more computers to go.
>> Andy Pickens
> Andy, I am not familiar with ubuntu implementations such as vinagre and vino.
> There seems to be a bit of documentation available from the Ubuntu forums.
> I don't know if they are vnc compatible, maybe an ubuntu user on this list
> could tell us. If they are, you should be able to use tight vnc on your windows
> box and chicken of the vnc on your mac to talk to the vino server on the izzy
> machine. Make sure the vino server is actually running before attempting to
> connect to it. You also will need to know what port it is running on. tightvnc
> by default runs on 5900 + the display number, on Windows this is always zero.
> -borrie
Vinagre and vino are described as being for vnc.
The bit about port is what I have been missing, even though you have 
mentioned it before.  I just didn't see a place to put it.  Well, 
tomorrow is another day.  It is bed time now, and we old folks have to 
get our rest.

Thank you.


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