Ubuntu 18.04.1 Vino installed and up to date. Sharing and remote access enabled via gnome UI Port 5900 confirmed open When accessing via VNC - Appears to connect (Auth warning - local ensure connection) Via Desktop VNC app - Stuck on "Preparing Desktop" Tried mobile (iOS) app - no progress beyond 'connecting' Had previously advanced beyond 'Preparing Desktop' but no gnome desktop session -- only a blank screen. Can anyone point me in the right direction? My guess is session settings for the remote user...? But I'm a bit outside my comfort zone.