Running Debian testing with Xfce.
I'm trying to find the settings for allowing remote desktop connection.
I Gnome 2 there was Remote Desktop Preferences where I could choose to allow incoming connections and set security permissions however I cannot find anything similar to that in Xfce.
I've lookin in synaptic but cannot find anything obvious to use.
What should I be using to set VNC connections?
Last edited by taoleo (2012-02-12 21:22:09)
I've been having the same problems too.
Found a partial answer on this guys web site (below).
Install Vino (if you're already using gnome I guess you have it).
Only works once autostarted on reboot.
I can now access the host desktop......but only if I authorise it on that desktop first which is going to be difficult when I'm not at home. I'm not sure all of the functions of vino are working.
"Remote Desktop (VNC) Access on Xubuntu (XFCE) 8.10
Posted by sam lesher on December 1, 2008 8 (vino) that allows you to VNC into your existing desktop session (usually on the :0 display). However, XFCE does not have a native VNC package built in. The best option I have found is to use vino, the same VNC app that Gnome uses. Here’s how:
$ sudo apt-get install vino
Then enter this command in your Autostarted Apps to start vino server:
This works well for me, the only feature I have found that doesn’t work is the “disable wallpaper on remote login” setting."
Last edited by toastkid (2012-02-03 09:44:29)
Now have it working.
Removed Vino (in fact reinstalled xfce without gnome) and used this method which works for me.
"Re: Enable Remote Desktop
by tomascl » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:46 pm
It was a headache but I solved it.
First you must install x11vnc
then create a password using
CODE: SELECT ALL
Finally go to [$HOME]/.config/Autostart
and create shortcut and name it X11VNC.desktop
CODE: SELECT ALL
Exec=x11vnc -forever -usepw -httpport 5900
To access your desktop just use any vncviewer directing to your IP and type your password
I hope this had help you
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:25 pm"
I'll give that a try and get back to you.
Thanks for that suggestion I'm sure it is going to help solve the issue.
In my first post I mentioned trying to find something like Remote Desktop Preferences where I need check the preference for allowing remote access, passwords etc.
It was there with Gnome 2 however Xfce doesn't appear to offer anything similiar.
I'm no expert however I'm familiar with VNC and remote viewing and I can't remember being able to set it up without steeing preferences somewhere.
I wasn't paying attention properly I didn't realise that x11nvc was a application with gui I thought it was a patch of sorts.
One more question: is there a was to keep the settings in x11vnc they seem to revert to the default on each start up?
Last edited by taoleo (2012-02-04 21:25:07)