Just upgraded (reinstalled, because upgrading messed up my whole system) from 11.04 to 11.10 and Desktop sharing simply doesn't work anymore.
Under the Desktop Sharing Preferences I enabled the following options:
- Allow other users to view your desktop
- Allow other users to control your desktop
- Require the user to enter this password (and set up one)
- Show Notification Area Icon: Always
I set up the notification area icon to always show after I'd noticed my PC wasn't accepting VNC connections on port 5900.
After setting up the preferences like described above, imho the expected behavior would be a Desktop Sharing icon showing up next to the clock. The icon does not show and PC still not responding to VNC connections.
Any guidance appreciated.