Open search, and search and open “Desktop Sharing.”
To let others view your desktop, select Allow other users to view your desktop. This means that other people will be able to attempt to connect to your computer and view what’s on your screen.
To let others interact with your desktop, select Allow other users to control your desktop. This may allow the other person to move your mouse, run applications, and browse files on your computer, depending on the security settings which you are currently using.
- I’d recommend either setting a password on the server (the computer you are trying to connect to) or requiring that you approve incoming connection attempts) … remember the latter is only useful if someone is going to be around to approve the connection of the server.
Lastly, if you run into an error “The authentication mechanism requested cannot be provided by the computer.” then follow the steps below:
- Install dconf tools (open your terminal)
- sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
dconf-editorfrom the command line and go to
org->gnome->desktop->remote-accessand toggle the
require-encryptionitem to be off (or unchecked).
- In your terminal type the following
- gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false
If your still having problems, leave a comment and I’ll see if I can help!
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