I wanted to connect remotely via RDP or VNC to an Ubuntu server with xubuntu-desktop installed. I tried the last 12h to fix this.
I installed both services and started them up and checked if they are active. RDP wasn't complicated an for VNC I followed some more advanced instructions for gnome.
I checked ports 3350, 3389, 6001 and 5901. All are on "listening".
When I try to connect via Windows Remote Desktop I get to this log in screen (link down below) but if I log in with a user account it just crashes during the setup of the connection.
No matter if I select some other methods than xorg (for example: xvnc, x11rdp, any-vnc or session-man) the log always says "failed" for some reason or it crashes.
Connecting via VNC with an android-vnc-viewer app (x.x.x.x:5901) I get to a grey screen with a cursor and can move it around but I can do nothing else.
Same result when I choose the vnc-any option at the login screen in the pic above.
Settings I used here:
- ip: 127.0.0.1
- port: 5901
- vnc serverpw: X
I get to the grey screen with cursor and I can see the cursor of the android-vnc-viewer app moving.