How to allow Mate to accept connection with Remmina?

Remmina installed on both host and guest, using Ubuntu Mate 20.04, no way to use desktop sharing. How to do to use Remmina?

Bonjour Philippe :slight_smile:

Remmina is just a client. You need to set up a server in order next to remote control your desktop with remmina.
You can use vnc : (on server - the one you want to control remotely)

sudo apt-get install tightvnc

next run vncserver inside a terminal to setup a password.

Once running, use vnc plugin inside remmina (the client) to remotely connect to your server desktop.

Too complicated for very old person who needs help. What other vnc server easy to setup?

Hi back :slight_smile:
Just run this commands on the machine you want to control remotely :

sudo apt-get install tightvnc -y

and once the installation have finish :


The second command will ask for a password that you will next use to connect. Type in one you want.

You should now be able to connect over remmina to this server.

Too complicated to do by a very old person by phone. I need to setup a vnc server easiest as teamviewer on server side.

Teamviewer sounds be a better plan in this case :slight_smile:

Teamviewer or Anydesk are very simple but are proprietary apps and I want to use open source apps. I give up with Remmina, because DWService is fixed:

I use xrdp on the target system and remmina on my host. Need to use a dbus hack on the target system to get remote desktop to work. Probably needs ssh setup too.

The dbus hack is in file /etc/xrdp/
Comment out the following lines -

test -x /etc/X11/Xsession && exec /etc/X11/Xsession
exec /bin/sh /etc/X11/Xsession

Bottom of file /etc/xrdp/ should be:

#test -x /etc/X11/Xsession && exec /etc/X11/Xsession
#exec /bin/sh /etc/X11/Xsession

Tested with 18.04 and 20.04.