Ubuntu Remote Desktop - 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux - LinuxConfig.org

Use Activities menu to search for Sharing as part of System settings section. Alternately, execute the command gnome-control-center sharing to bring up remote desktop sharing settings window.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/ubuntu-remote-desktop-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux

Luiz Felipe Conrado

Question, would it be possible to add here how to achieve this when you initially only have the Ubuntu 18.04 Server installed, with no access to the machine, like a AWS machine?!
I would like to install the original GUI and be able to access it remotely just like you showed here, using the new 18.04 version… Is it possible?
Thank you!


Lubus, I just set up Manjaro gnome on different pc, I couldnt get vnc viewer to work until I ran in manjaro:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false

Then VNC Viewer works now without the encryption. My question is, is there anyway to set up encryption on vnc? ssh? I get a big warning when connecting doing it this way that says its un-encrypted. Just curious what you would suggest/recommend? I love this post I found it very useful(twice now).

Lubos Rendek Mod → RandLoki

The easiest is to create a simple SSH tunnel. Have a look here https://linuxconfig.org/vnc-server-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux#h6-2-connect-to-vnc-server and read the info about ssh tunnel.


Question: Why do you need to use remmina? Why cant we use VNC Viewer? Example, I have vnc viewer on main linux laptop. I cant connect to my tester linux laptop via vnc on artful or bionic. Could you include VNC viewer in your guide?

Lubos Rendek Mod → RandLoki

thanks for pointing this out! Good point! I have included a new VNC client section: https://linuxconfig.org/ubuntu-remote-desktop-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux#h6-2-2-vnc-remote-desktop-client . Alternatively, you may be interested in setting up VNC server: https://linuxconfig.org/vnc-server-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux

Hope this helps…

RandLoki -> Lubos Rendek

Wow that was perfect and fast! I cant wait to try this, you answered my question I have been looking all over for with your update. Thank you thank you! Great walkthrough!

Lubos Rendek Mod -> RandLoki

No worries. Any feedback appreciated !!! thanks

Hi, Is there a way to set “Allow connections to control the screen” option via command line ?

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Question: is there a way to set configurations on gnome-control-center sharing panel without gui? I want config it in Dockfile(something like shell file). Thanks!

How can to make screen share to work before a user logged in?
Currently I have to login first and only then SS works


Hi 1115,

Welcome to our forums.

Perhaps the easiest way to set up remote screen access is VNC. Multiple connections can be made simultaneously, both with and without remote control (view-only). We have a step by step tutorial about setting up VNC on Ubuntu.